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  1. Who Is the Ultimate Backyard Quarterback?

    Robert Mays

    During the afternoon slate of games on Sunday, I threw out a question. While I had some names in mind, I was curious and purposefully didn't set any criteria, because that's a significant part of the answer. Do you...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  2. The Grantland NFL Podcast: Packers-Patriots and the Rest of Week ...

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays

    Mays and Barnwell break down the instant Packers-Patriots classic before getting to the rest of Week 13. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes here and the Grantland NFL Po...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  3. NFL Week 12 Winners and Losers: New England’s Chameleons, C...

    Robert Mays

    The Patriots Offense Of all the reasons New England's offense stays among the best in football - Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, dark magic - its ability to shape-shift may be the most important. A week ago, New England ha...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  4. The Quarterback Contract Question

    Bill Barnwell

    Where does your team quarterback's come from? Most likely, he comes from your team's selection during the NFL draft. Of the league's 32 starters, three were acquired by trade (Carson Palmer, Alex Smith, and Jay Cutler), six were v...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  5. The Grantland NFL Podcast: Tom Brady's Alive, and Other Week...

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays

    As part of their Week 5 recap, the Grantland NFL Podcast crew go under the hood and find that Tom Brady isn't actually dead after all. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes here&...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  6. Chronicling Josh McDaniels’s Expanding Wake of Self-Destruc...

    Matt Borcas

    Tom Brady threw 35 passes in last night's 43-17 thrashing of the Bengals, only one of which went to receiver Aaron Dobson. While one target may not seem like a lot, it represented a major step forward for the 2013 second-rounder, who didn&a...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  7. Razor's Edge: A Visit to Foxborough on the Occasion of Tom B...

    Charles P. Pierce

    So, anyway, we were down in the bowels of Gillette Stadium, in the bowl-like lecture hall where the coach and the quarterback meet the press after every home game, and the coach had just finished setting a land-speed record for monosyllables...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  8. Week 5 Wrap-up: The Patriots’ Roller Coaster Continues

    Bill Barnwell

    With a comfortable 43-17 win over the Bengals on Sunday night, the New England Patriots strongly suggested that rumors of their demise are greatly exaggerated. In beating what had looked like the best team in football by 26 points, Bill Belichick put...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  9. Is This (Finally) the End of the Patriots?

    Bill Barnwell

    I don't think what happened last night is Tom Brady's fault. I'm going to tell you why, and it's going to sound like I'm making excuses, and in the long run, maybe that will end up being the case. It's entirely possible ...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  10. The Genius and Stupidity of Bill Belichick

    Andrew Sharp

    The Logan Mankins trade was so Patriots, it was almost too Patriots. A six-time Pro Bowler for a fourth-round pick and a tight end from Rutgers. God. It was raw and uncut Belichick, injected straight into our heart. Any team getting rid of a player l...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  11. The It Factor

    Bill Barnwell

    If you want to succeed in the NFL, you simply have to have that "It Factor." The defending Super Bowl champions are led by a quarterback, Russell Wilson, who, Jon Gruden said, "had the 'it' factor unlike any quarterback I&#03...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  12. What Is the NFL’s ‘Corner 3’?

    Robert Mays

    It all started in a bar. A friend and I were watching Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Pacers and Heat at Old Town Pour House in Chicago. Miami was up just two with 8:37 left in the fourth quarter when Ray Allen started to go off....

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  13. 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
  14. An Update on What All 32 Starting Quarterbacks Are Doing (SPOILER...

    Kevin Lincoln

    Through the combined powers of the World Cup and the LeBronnening, and apart from a few brief salvos about the Washington Racist Team Names(TM), professional American football faded into the background for about a month. We all needed the break! B...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  15. NFL OTAs Reset: Five Scheme Changes to Watch

    Robert Mays

    Aside from being the stretch of the calendar for never-ending optimism, OTAs actually do serve a purpose. That purpose, and how important these pre-training camp sessions are, shifts from team to team. Tom Brady is more than a decade into r...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  16. Prematurely Evaluating the Situations in Which Newly Drafted Quar...

    Kevin Lincoln

    In the 2014 NFL draft, 14 quarterbacks were selected. The first was Central Florida's Blake Bortles, taken third overall by the Jaguars; the last was Southern Methodist's Garrett Gilbert, who went 214th overall to the Rams. The on...

    Blog | May 12, 2014