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  1. 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
  2. Don’t Dismiss Texas

    Bill Barnwell

    Something strange has happened in each of the last two NFL seasons. In both 2012 and 2013, the team that finished with the worst record in the NFL and received the first overall pick has responded by immediately making the playoffs the follo...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Draft Day Burning Questions

    Bill Barnwell

    After months of empty nonsense, the NFL's 32 organizations will actually make 256 draft picks over the next three days, starting with the first 32 selections in prime time tonight. Everyone has been ready for this draft for weeks now, and yet th...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  7. The Perfect Draft

    Bill Barnwell

    The popular choice for the best draft class in league history is the 1974 Steelers. Pittsburgh chose four Hall of Famers with its first five selections that year despite picking 21st and lacking a third-rounder. That's a pretty good draft. Chase...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  8. The Domino Game

    Bill Barnwell

    Usually, the first overall pick in the NFL draft is one of the day's least interesting selections. By the time it's made, the identity of the pick is clear, either by consensus proclamation or by virtue of an already-announced agreement of...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  9. The Most Attractive, Available Head Coaching Gigs in the NFL Righ...

    Bill Barnwell

    There's little joy to be had around the league on the first weekday after Week 17, commonly known as Black Monday. While a few fans will be excited that their teams are moving on from coaches who had subpar seasons, Black Monday's a day when failure ...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  10. Bill Barnwell on the Houston Texans

    Bill Barnwell

    Everything may be going wrong for the Texans right now, but they will be charging out of the cellar quicker than you might think.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2013
  11. Bill Barnwell on Week 12 in the NFL

    Bill Barnwell

    What really made Broncos-Patriots an OT thriller? Plus, the rest of the notable news from Week 12.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2013
  12. How the Texans Fell From Grace

    Bill Barnwell

    The writing has been on the wall for the 2-7 Houston Texans for a while now. On Tuesday, the organization waved the white flag. The Texans placed star running back Arian Foster on injured reserve with an undisclosed back injury that will require surg...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  13. Ed Reed, Brian Urlacher, and the Curse of the Hometown Premium

    Bill Barnwell

    You're probably familiar with the "hometown discount," the millions of dollars that a player entering free agency is supposed to leave on the table so he can exhibit loyalty to the piece of laundry that acquired his rights (often with little or no in...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  14. NFL Playoff Stock Watch

    Bill Barnwell

    With the rest of this off week between the Conference Championships and the Super Bowl, I'll be taking a look back at the playoffs (today) and the season at large (Thursday and Friday) before diving back into Super Bowl coverage next Monday. Today, I...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  15. Bill Barnwell on Saturday's slate of NFL playoff games

    Bill Barnwell

    Going deep inside the numbers to deliver everything you need to know about the opening day of the NFL playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2013
  16. Which Matchups Are Kryptonite for NFL Playoff Contenders?

    Bill Barnwell

    The modern NFL is a game of matchups. Since the salary cap and the spread of strategic concepts throughout the league prevent a team from dominating the way that the 1980s Niners or the early-'90s Cowboys did, just about every team in football has on...

    Blog | December 20, 2012