Towards a Level Playing Field: The Hiring and Firing of Minority GMs

African-American NFL coaches and general managers have had a tough off-season.. Head coaches Todd Bowles, Hue Jackson, Vance Joseph, Marvin Lewis, and Steve Wilks were all fired in the past calendar year, and only one black coach, Brian Flores, was tapped to fill any of the eight total openings. The NFL Network’s Jim Trotter pointed…

Why Does Bill Belichick Hate the Fifth Round? (updated)

For the Patriots, as with everyone else, the draft is a critical time to address your needs. Not only their success but also Bill Belichick’s emphasis on versatility makes his drafting strategy one of interest. So, Dave Archibald wonders, what the heck is with the fifth round? On Friday, the New England Patriots traded a 2020 fifth-round…

Announcing the Post-Draft Supplement

We are pleased to announce the Inside the Pylon 2018 Post-Draft Supplement is available! The 2018 Draft Guide contained detailed reports on 185 incoming rookies, following a rigorous process that mirrors that of NFL teams, but we didn’t cover everybody drafted. The post-draft supplement contains reports on 101 additional rookies in the same rigor and detail that you’ve come…