This Week In Football Writing: August 24, 2015

Inside The Pylon works tirelessly to deliver quality football articles to our readers. But writers around the internet produce high-level football writing every day, some of which you may have missed.

This Week in Football Writing pulls together some of our favorite pieces and shares them with you to ensure our loyal readers have access to the great work being produced about the sport we love.

Why Former 49er Chris Borland Is The Most Dangerous Man In Football

Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada deserve all the awards for this truly remarkable and ground-shaking piece. ITP has leaned heavily on the authors’ previous work, League of Denial, in our coverage of the concussion maskirovka.

Dartmouth Develops Device That Allows Football Players To Practice At Full Contact Without Risk of Injury

Researchers at Dartmouth have developed a robotic tackling dummy that is safer to practice contact with than another human player.

Inside Men

Robert Mays on the many college tackles moving inside to guard or center at the NFL level, and how it isn’t as easy as it sounds.

When It Comes To Letting The Media Know His Players Work Hard, No One Works Harder Than Bill Belichick

WEEI’s Christopher Price has attended a dozen years of Belichick’s famous press conferences and says no one is better at heaping praise on the work ethic of his guys.

RG3 & The Dumbest Team In Football

Grantland’s Andrew Sharp pleads for an end to the melodrama playing out in Washington as Jay Gruden undermines his starting quarterback and Griffin continues to look like the lamest of ducks.

Why Your Team Sucks – San Francisco 49ers

The annual Deadspin series by Drew Magary that lets fans self-scout their favorite team with scathing wit. This entry on the looming disaster in the Bay Area is a particularly delightful entry.

Browns OT Joe Thomas Criticizes Tom Brady Ruling, Roger Goodell

Cleveland’s excellent left tackle Joe Thomas said, “I would equate what [Brady] did to driving 66 [mph] in a 65 speed zone, and getting the death penalty,” and much, much more.

What Would It Be Like If The Seahawks Were On Hard Knocks This Year?

Finally, this positively hilarious bit of fiction from Kenneth Arthur about what Hard Knocks: Seattle would be like. Spoiler alert: Gum. Lots and lots of gum.

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