glossary

Glossary Entry: Key and Diagnose

“Key and Diagnose” is one of the most vital abilities defensive players have. Depending on the position, there are certain “keys” that defenders must read to “diagnose” what the offense is doing, so they can react appropriately. Scouts use the term “key and diagnose” (K&D) when evaluating a defender’s ability to read his initial key…

Football Term Glossary

Glossary Entry: Finishing

The term “finishing” gets thrown around a lot in football discussions, specifically regarding offensive line play, but it has become a bit obscure and hard to define. The aim here is to utilize examples from the game film of what “finishing” looks like from a few different perspectives to help show what it should look…

Football Term Glossary

Glossary Entry: Passing off Twist Games

Football is littered with specialized terminology. Fromshield punt formation to yankee concept, commentators rarely get to explain everything you need to know before the next play. Inside The Pylon’s glossary was developed to give fans a deeper understanding of the game through clear explanations, as well as image and video examples. Please contact us with…

Tyron Smith

Traits and Techniques: Tyron Smith’s Snatch and Trap

Dallas Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith is the most physically talented tackle in football, and showcases his dominance through elite athleticism, play strength, discipline, and overall technique. Marrying his rare physical traits with an increasingly improving skill set has resulted in the mastering of the position when he’s been healthy. Despite struggles with a bulging…