This Week In Football’s Finest Writing & Tweeting – February 29, 2016

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The Weekly Reading List

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NFL Withheld Millions From Players

Matt Futterman explains how a grievance filed by the NFLPA has forced the league to turn over $120M of revenue to a shared pool of funds.

How Cowboys tossed out the book, used Senior Bowl as intelligence experiment

Alex Marvez details how the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff forced Senior Bowl players to take notes instead of using a playbook.

2016 NFL Combine Preview

Josh Norris offers his opinion and some evidence on why he believes that the NFL Scouting Combine results do matter.

Former Cal Offensive Coordinator Dispels Myths Regarding QB Jared Goff

Brent Sobleski interviewed Tony Franklin to set the record straight when it came to a few criticisms that have been levied at Jared Goff.

The Backyard Banter Podcast episode 2: Matt Waldman

Friend of Inside the Pylon Matt Waldman was a guest on Matthew Harmon’s Backyard Banter and it is a must listen for all football fans.

The QB dance: How NFL teams develop imperfect quarterbacks

Doug Farrar goes over what NFL teams can do and try to do when attempting to develop the quarterbacks that they draft.

The Must Follow List: @ITPylon’s Favorite Twits

Aaron Nagler


Ezekiel Elliot

Jeff Risdon

The Book Corner

Mike Freeman‘s book, Two Minute Warning: How Concussions, Crime, and Controversy Could Kill the NFL (And What the League Can Do to Survive) is a tremendous read for football fans who care about the future of the game.

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’s 2014 book Speed Kills: Breaking Down The Chip Kelly Offense should be one of the better selling tomes in the Bay Area this offseason.

Our own Mark Schofield wrote 17 Drives, breaking down a key drive from each week of the 2015-2016 College Football Season, culminating in Alabama’s victory over Clemson to earn a national championship.

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