ITP Best of 2019

2018 Season / Playoffs The New England Secondary: Exploit the Hesitation Lead writer Mark Schofield wrote before the Super Bowl how the New England Patriots could confuse Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff, a piece that looks prescient given the dominant defensive performance they turned in. The Top 10 NFL Games of 2018 Jake Schwanitz…

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ITP Glossary: Drive Block

As legendary college offensive line coach Joe Moore often told his players, there’s no greater feeling than being able to move a man from Point A to Point B against his will. No block represents this more than a base block. The drive (base) block is a foundational pillar of offensive line play. A successful…

Football Term Glossary

ITP Glossary: Sinking the Hips

Sinking the hips is a commonly used scouting term to help describe the ability of players to lower their hips and center of gravity in order to execute their assignment. For a receiver, it allows them to decelerate quickly and to aid in generating distance between themselves and a defender when running routes that require…

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ITP Glossary: Fold Block

Football is littered with specialized terminology. From punt gunner to climbing the pocket, 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…

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ITP Glossary: Punch / Drive Step

Route-running is about telling lies with your body language. In order for receivers to get open against elite defenders, they have to master the art of lying. Great defensive backs pride themselves on recognizing body language to tell them when a receiver is going to accelerate, decelerate, or make a break left or right. A…