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  1. Week 4 Picks and Preview: It’s the Coaching, Stupid

    Bill Barnwell

    You know a good NFL quarterback when you see one, right? Sure, it might take a few hundred passes and a playoff game or two to really get a grip on how good a passer looks, but watch a guy for a few games and you shouldn't find it too difficult ...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  2. 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
  3. NFL Week 3 Wrap: Stand and Deliver

    Bill Barnwell

    Selfishly, I wish that Broncos-Seahawks game had been what we saw in last year's Super Bowl. Can you imagine? Peyton Manning intercepted while driving his team down for a game-winning score, only to launch an improbable 80-yard, no-timeout drive...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  4. The Bucs Stopped Here: Just How Bad Has Tampa Bay Been?

    Bill Barnwell

    If you're reading this, odds are you had a better night than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Lovie Smith's team went down 56-14 in Atlanta on Thursday, with two meaningless late touchdowns (including a pick-six of Atlanta backup T.J. Yates) putti...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  5. NFL Season Predictions, Part 3: The Rising

    Bill Barnwell

    After the grimness of spring and summer, real professional football is finally back. For this sunny, happy day, it's only appropriate to provide a rosier outlook during today's installment of the NFL preview. With the eight worst teams in f...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  6. The All–Bad Contracts Team

    Bill Barnwell

    After covering the league's most valuable contracts earlier this week, it's time to move on and pillory the worst deals in the NFL. Now, while it's easy to do this solely for the sake of ridicule, it's not my goal; I've found...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  7. NFL Trade Value, Part 2

    Bill Barnwell

    On Monday, Grantland published Part 1 of the annual NFL Trade Value column. Click here to read the first installment as well as a breakdown of the rules and how the picks are made. 29. Duane Brown, LT, Houston 28. Tyron Smith, LT, Dallas...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  8. NFL Trade Value, Part 1

    Bill Barnwell

    The 2013 NFL season reminded us that efficiency kills. On the field, despite an arm that would have been laughed out of the combine, Peyton Manning and a near-unstoppable Broncos offense set virtually every passing record by marching their way down t...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  9. NFL Deep Cuts: Obscure Players Get Their Shot

    Bill Barnwell

    As we near the halfway point of the 2013 NFL season, the teams and lineups we expected to see trotted out on the field this season are now shells of their former selves. The Falcons are already down seven starters from the guys they would have expect...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  10. The Inevitable Benching of Josh Freeman

    Bill Barnwell

    Well, that certainly didn't take long. The Buccaneers officially benched Josh Freeman for rookie Mike Glennon on Wednesday, ending his five-year reign as the team's starting quarterback just four weeks into the 2013 season. Of course, it's a move tha...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  11. Thank You for Not Coaching, Week 3

    Bill Barnwell

    The Thank You for Not Coaching docket was pretty much all booked up by the time the 1 p.m. games were over on Sunday. Bouncers weren't letting any silly timeouts or fourth-down blunders into the column unless they had showed up for the early session....

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  12. Bill Barnwell breaks down Josh Freeman's chances of having a boun...

    Bill Barnwell

    When the 2013 NFL season is over, Josh Freeman is going to be either a multimillionaire ... or unemployed.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2013
  13. Darrelle Revis (and His Leverage) Finally Exits New York

    Bill Barnwell

    "Did they get a fair price for Rickey Henderson? It's kind of like if you're an art collector and you have the Mona Lisa, what's a fair price for it? The idea in building a championship team is to acquire players like Rickey Henderson. It's a sad day...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  14. Checking In on the NFL Numbers Game

    Bill Barnwell

    It's good to check in with the league's most relevant team statistics about once every four weeks. Four weeks isn't enough to dramatically shift things, but it's enough to see some change from (season) quarter to quarter and actually get a macro-leve...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  15. The Hidden Factors for Winning in the NFL

    Bill Barnwell

    With 20 quarters in the books for 26 of the league's 32 teams, now seems like a good time to take a quick look back at the first five weeks of the year and start seeing which clubs have been enjoying notably good or bad times in those hidden factors ...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  16. Welcome to Fourth and Short: Thank You for Not Coaching, Part 2

    Bill Barnwell

    Although you would be forgiven for forgetting, there were actually brief moments of football that snuck between the blown calls and "bullshit" chants that seemed to dominate this past weekend of NFL action. Some of that football inspired very interes...

    Blog | September 25, 2012