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  1. Free Agency Day 2: Catch Me If You Can

    Bill Barnwell

    When teams overpay to acquire marginal talent in free agency and the decision takes some criticism, that team's fans usually respond with a fair-but-flawed argument: "We sucked at that position last year and we desperately need to improve there, so i...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  2. A First-Round Fiesta

    Bill Barnwell

    During a wildly entertaining first round of the NFL draft on Thursday night, the big three quarterbacks came off the board in three unexpected directions. Curiously, the team that had its choice of passers seemed to make the worst decision of them al...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  3. Thank You for Not Coaching, Week 15

    Bill Barnwell

    This week's Thank You for Not Coaching seems to revolve around team and context, which are absolutely critical in decision-making. I can't stress that enough. It isn't right to go for it on every single fourth-and-short or to try to win the game at e...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  4. Thank You for Not Coaching, Week 14

    Bill Barnwell

    Sometimes it takes a really weird context to get coaches to be aggressive. I'm not going to be naming any of the myriad decisions to go for two from the Eagles-Lions snowstorm as candidates for good or bad calls in this week's Thank You for Not Coach...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  5. Thank You for Not Coaching, Week 13

    Bill Barnwell

    You demanded it! Thank You for Not Coaching is back in its usual Tuesday time slot to review the sprawling action of Week 13. Of course, while the NFL stretched out and played this week's games over a five-day stretch, the most-discussed decisions of...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  6. Thank You for Not Coaching, Week 7

    Bill Barnwell

    Thank You for Not Coaching is celebrating a lot of very reasonable decisions by coaches this week! Sure, there's still the occasional questionable call that we'll get to at the very end, but the bad coaching choices this week were mostly good process...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  7. Thank You for Not Coaching, Week 4

    Bill Barnwell

    The biggest decision made by a coach during Week 4 was covered in the Monday football recap, but there are still plenty of coaching decisions to cover in today's Thank You for Not Coaching. As always, let's start with the bright side of the ledger &#...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  8. Thank You for Not Coaching, Week 2

    Bill Barnwell

    Another week in the NFL has brought us another bevy of coaching decisions to analyze in this Tuesday's edition of Thank You for Not Coaching. One of the goals in moving TYFNC to Tuesday was to make sure that some of the better decisions made by coach...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  9. Thank You for Not Coaching: The Week in (Ahem) Curious Strategic ...

    Bill Barnwell

    Welcome to your new Thank You for Not Coaching Day. After finishing off the Monday-morning columns each week with TYFNC, it became popular enough that I'm moving it to Tuesdays and giving it some space to stretch out. Hopefully, that will mean more o...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  10. NFL Free-Agency Report: Leverage Is King

    Bill Barnwell

    There's one enormous misconception that keeps cropping up this NFL offseason in the reaction to surprising personnel decisions. In terms of evaluating how much a particular player is worth (to his team or another), one little tidbit matters more than...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  11. Bill Barnwell on NFL coaches

    Bill Barnwell

    Looking back on a season of heroic ineptitude and occasional brilliance from the keepers of the red challenge flags.

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2013
  12. The questionable perils of a training camp microscope and offseas...

    Bill Barnwell

    Is inviting HBO to your camp really a season killer? Plus, the offseason stories that demand your attention.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2012
  13. Bill Barnwell breaks down the AFC and NFC title games

    Bill Barnwell

    Both title games on Sunday were filled with bad decisions and unjustified "choker" labels.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2012
  14. The Fabulous and the Flops of Wild-Card Weekend

    Bill Barnwell

    While Monday's column focused on Tim Tebow and the weekend's confusing coaching decisions, there's a lot more to talk about. Players in each game came up big and small under the harsh glare of the bright postseason lights. Let's get past Tebowmania a...

    Blog | January 10, 2012
  15. Bill Barnwell on getting in a kicker's head, and the rest of the ...

    Bill Barnwell

    Calling timeout right before a field goal attempt is usually the last resort after a series of bad decisions.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2011
  16. Bill Barnwell on going for it on fourth down and the rest of the ...

    Bill Barnwell

    Despite all the Monday-morning quarterbacking of Falcons coach Mike Smith, you'd be surprised to learn he made the right call.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2011