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  1. The Rise and Fall of the 2012 NFL Draft

    Bill Barnwell

    What happened to the top of the 2012 NFL draft? While the 2011 NFL draft is rapidly going down as arguably the best defensive draft in NFL history, the 2013 class was supposed to be mediocre (and it has been) because so much talent left college footb...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  2. NFL Week 2 Wrap: A Tale of Two Cities

    Bill Barnwell

    Week 2 showed why you shouldn't jump to conclusions after one week of football. Five teams won by 15 points or more in Week 1, and on Sunday, four of them -- the Vikings, Lions, Seahawks, and Titans -- lost their second game by an average of mor...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  3. Big Blue Goes Gray: Everything We Learned From the First Two &lsq...

    Bill Barnwell

    On Monday, the returns on two new offenses came in with drastically different results. As you can probably tell from the 35-14 final score, the revamped Detroit Lions came through with flying colors. Eli Manning and the New York Giants? Whatever the...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  4. The Showstoppers

    Bill Barnwell

    You already know that the defending NFL champions are a unique team. The Seattle Seahawks have a quarterback who is two sizes too small, a running back seemingly powered by candy, and an unconscionably loud home stadium. Something else is strange abo...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  5. Need for Speed

    Bill Barnwell

    Speed kills. Al Davis might have said that about the NFL once, and it's hard to argue against him. Speed's the toughest thing to control and the most difficult skill to plan against as a defense. Think Colin Kaepernick running through the G...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  6. Is Kirk Cousins the Answer in Washington?

    Bill Barnwell

    No franchise in the NFL is fueled by turmoil more consistently than Washington. Even for the fans who have suffered through the agonizing valleys of the Daniel Snyder era, this has been a particularly brutal season. The expectations produced by a stu...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  7. Bill Barnwell on Week 2 of the NFL season

    Bill Barnwell

    Two weeks of football have produced more questions than answers for Washington and San Francisco.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2013
  8. The Debut of Our NFL Preview Podcast Series with Bill Barnwell an...

    Bill Barnwell

    You know we had to do the podcast. Robert Mays and I talk a lot about football. We exchange texts. We talk on Gchat. During those times when we are both in Grantland's Los Angeles offices, we talk about football at great length, even in times whe...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  9. Bill Barnwell breaks down the NFL's young, elite quarterbacks

    Bill Barnwell

    Which of 2012's young phenom quarterbacks will be even better this year?

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2013
  10. Bill Barnwell on the vanishing value of the veteran quarterback

    Bill Barnwell

    How young QBs and their cheap contracts make veterans like Philip Rivers look expendable.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2013
  11. Bill Barnwell on the weekend's wild-card games

    Bill Barnwell

    Why RG3 played way too long, and the rest of the notable news from wild-card weekend.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2013
  12. Who Is the Offensive Rookie of the Year?

    Bill Barnwell

    The arrival of Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III into the National Football League could not have gone much more swimmingly. In fact, while expectations were high for the top two picks in the 2012 draft, it's arguable that they've both exceeded what...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  13. Fourth-and-Short: Apparently RG3 Is Reckless Now

    Bill Barnwell

    We all had our smart reaction to the RG3 injury, each and every one. After everyone expressed genuine concern and hope that Robert Griffin would be OK and recover from his "mild" concussion, everyone from the announcers to the fans in the crowd had t...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  14. Here's the NFL Thing We Used to Call 'Fabs and Flops'

    Bill Barnwell

    On Tuesdays last year, we here at the Triangle brought you the most-named column in football, "The Fabulous and the Flops," in an attempt to reveal some of the numbers flying beneath the radar about each NFL game from the previous week. This year, we...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  15. The Curious and Dangerous World of Starting Rookie Quarterbacks

    Bill Barnwell

    The Seahawks announced on Tuesday that rookie third-rounder Russell Wilson would start their third preseason game. Wilson's been very impressive against second- and third-string defenses during the preseason, but it's certainly a surprise that he app...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  16. Which NFL Teams Got Better This Offseason?

    Bill Barnwell

    Let's just acknowledge it: The acquisitions portion of the football offseason is over. Listen, we're not any happier about this than you are. Those halcyon days when half the league's teams were linked to Peyton Manning and Robert Griffin III in thes...

    Blog | May 01, 2012