ITP Presents: Football’s Finest Writing & Tweeting, January 25, 2016

Inside The Pylon works to deliver quality football content to our readers. Football’s finest writing collects some of our favorite pieces from friends and colleagues last week and shares them with you.

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Brady And Patriots’ Offense Are Built To Adapt

Greg Bedard visited ex-New England offensive coordinator Charlie Weis and explores the multiple responsibilities each receiver has on every snap.

NFL Throws Weight Around In Talks Over Thursday Night Football

Joe Flint and Matthew Futterman report on the networks battling for more Thursday night football games.

Panthers Players Introduce ‘Creedbombing’ To Masses

Dan Hanzus investigates the phenomenon of Carolina players sneaking up on one another to sing lyrics from the late-90s/early-2000s terrible band, Creed.

The Only Coach Who Can Stop Gronk: His Own

Kevin Clark examines the strange partnership between party-machine tight end and buttoned-down coach, and how each of those descriptions fails to capture the working relationship between All-Pro and Hall of Famer.

Tom Brady’s Big Reveal

Kevin Van Valkenberg delves into what we’ve learned about the NFL’s most-controversial quarterback this season.

Off The Grid: The Emotions Of An NFL Locker Room At Season’s End

Doug Farrar goes inside the Seattle locker room as the team who’d been to consecutive Super Bowls faces the unfamiliar task of cleaning out before the big game.

NFL Coaches Are Getting Away With Crimes Against Middle-School Math

Benjamin Morris looks how coaches have consistently flunked basic math when making tactical decisions thus far in the playoffs.

The ‘Average’ NFL Quarterback Has Changed Dramatically

Bill Barnwell explores the stat sheet, and how it has changed, and what “average” really means in this new, passing era.

Interviewing to Become an NFL Head Coach

Jenny Vrentas interviews the interviewees on what interviewing for a head coaching job is really like for the candidates.

Former NFL Receiver Antwaan Randle El Regrets Ever Playing Football

Jacob Emert speaks to the former NFL wideout about his post-career health problems and why he regrets not pursuing another dream, baseball.

The Mad Scientist Doesn’t Wear Makeup

Richard Deitsch watches Bill Belichick breaking down plays on local TV and marvels at what the coach is like when in his element – watching film.

The Business

Kyle Love is an NFL defensive tackle, and in this piece, he tells you about getting career (and life) advice from Randy Moss in a sauna, among other things about being in the NFL.

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Book Corner

Fantasy football players who want to invest in next year’s success will find Matt Waldman’s Rookie Scouting Portfolio invaluable before they draft next season.

Alex Kirby has announced the New England Patriots will be the focus his next book . In his last book on the Patriots, Kirby investigated “one of the last high-powered offenses to take the league by storm before the influence of the modern spread passing attacks came into vogue.”

Mark Schofield’s book on the 2015 college football season, 17 Drives, can be pre-ordered by emailing us.

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Inside The Pylon covers the NFL and college football, reviewing the film, breaking down matchups, and looking at the issues, on and off the field.

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