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  1. How Hard Is It for a Defensive Player to Win NFL MVP? Just Ask Th...

    Robert Mays

    By now, we've heard every side of the "J.J. Watt for MVP" debate. It's a lot of talk about the meaning of "most valuable" compared to "best" and whether the award is unfairly slanted toward quarterbacks &am...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  2. NFL Week 11 Winners and Losers: Packers Set the Pace, Watt Does a...

    Robert Mays

    The Packers Just inside the Packers locker room, off to the right in an adjacent equipment room, a wooden carving of the season's defining word sits on a shelf in plain view. "It was a gift," a smiling Aaron Rodgers s...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  3. NFL Week 3 Winners and Losers: The Eli Manning Revival, the Washi...

    Robert Mays

    Bengals Three games in, the most impressive team in football resides in Cincinnati. It's not just that the Bengals are sitting at 3-0, and alone atop the AFC. It's that they've had no trouble doing it. A week after co...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  4. 32 NFL Teams, 32 Questions, Part 1: The NFC

    Robert Mays

    Preseason may be over, but that doesn't mean all the questions about teams have been answered. In a lot of ways, the regular season is about answering questions. Not the "Is Joe Flacco elite?" kind, but specific, granular queries about...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  5. NFL Week 15 Winners and Losers: Jamaal Charles for MVP, Peak Eli ...

    Robert Mays

    Winners Jamaal Charles: Playing against Jamaal Charles in fantasy yesterday was traumatizing. I'm not sure it's something from which I come back. Charles's 215-yard, five-touchdown day makes him the MVP of every fantasy league in which he was stil...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  6. The 49ers Are Looking Like One Terrifying 6-Seed

    Robert Mays

    With Monday night's shellacking in the books, we now have a rough sketch of the NFC playoff picture. The Seahawks need something biblical to derail them from home-field advantage, Detroit's win over Green Bay (and the Bears' loss to the Vikings) give...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  7. Week 10 NFL Viewing Guide: The Line Battle in San Francisco

    Robert Mays

    Line Play Nerdery of the Week 49ers offensive line vs. Panthers defensive line Raise your hand if before the season you'd penciled in Panthers-49ers as the best, most significant game of Week 10. Now, everyone with his or her hand raised, take a ...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  8. Week 5 NFL Viewing Guide: Let's Talk About J.J. Watt and the Univ...

    Robert Mays

    Line Play Nerdery of the Week J.J. Watt vs. the 49ers, 8:30 p.m. ET So, this is happening. It doesn't get much better than the NFL's best defensive lineman against the NFL's best offensive line. I'm putting this game right up there with Gravity i...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  9. The All-22 All-Stars: Alex Boone Stands Tall

    Robert Mays

    The All-22 All-Star Team is an attempt to provide some insight on the NFL's 22 most underappreciated players. Some will be All-Pros who haven't fully gotten their due; some will be names few casual fans have ever heard. All will, for one reason or an...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  10. 17-Day NFL Warning: 49ers and Chiefs Swap First-Round Busts, Cont...

    Robert Mays

    What's that? You were wondering exactly how many days until the start of the NFL season? Well, you're in luck! We here at the Triangle are set to spend the next few weeks providing a daily reason to get excited about pro football's return. No one ...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  11. 43-Day NFL Warning: The Way-Too-Early Position-Battle Winners, Sk...

    Robert Mays

    What's that? You were wondering exactly how many days until the start of the NFL season? Well, you're in luck! We here at the Triangle are set to spend the next month and a half providing a daily reason to get excited about pro football's return. ...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  12. 77-Day NFL Warning: Justin Smith, 49er for Life

    Robert Mays

    What's that? You were wondering exactly how many days until the start of the NFL season? Well, you're in luck! We here at the Triangle are set to spend the next three months providing a daily reason to get excited about pro football's return. Befo...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  13. 79-Day NFL Warning: The Season-Long Colin Kaepernick Experience

    Robert Mays

    What's that? You were wondering exactly how many days until the start of the NFL season? Well, you're in luck! We here at the Triangle are set to spend the next three months providing a daily reason to get excited about pro football's return. ...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  14. The 22 Most Important Players in the Super Bowl

    Robert Mays

    When I decided to count down the 22 most important players in Sunday's Super Bowl, I didn't imagine it was going to be all that hard. I mean, there are 44 total starters; picking half of them should be doable. Then I actually started. Let me firs...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  15. The Trenches NFL Podcast: Robert Mays and Ephraim Salaam

    Robert Mays

    Robert Mays and Ephraim Salaam talk PEDs in football, the greatest wide receiver of all-time, and what Super Bowl week is really like for players. Listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check out our po...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  16. We Went There: 49ers-Packers

    Robert Mays

    Kevin Greene walked through the tunnel, hands in pockets, eyes fixed on his feet. As some players jogged and some players sulked, the coach of the Packers' outside linebackers — a group tormented by Colin Kaepernick all night — kicked at ...

    Blog | January 14, 2013