New England’s Four Tight End Package: Getting One On One Matchups

NFL offensive coordinators are always looking for a play, or personnel package, that gives them an edge on the opponent. In the season opener, the New England Patriots unveiled a four tight end package against the Pittsburgh Steelers, to great success. Dave Archibald breaks down the plays and shows how getting one on one matchups…

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NFL Film Preview: Week 1 Matchups To Watch

The NFL season kicks off in earnest on Sunday, with Week 1 matchups to watch all over the league. The Philadelphia Eagles and Chip Kelly face off with the Atlanta Falcons and Dan Quinn, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles begins his sophomore campaign, the St. Louis Rams dominant defensive line squares off with the shaky…

Scouting the NFL: NFC South Players to Watch in 2015

With the regular season around the corner, Inside The Pylon reached out to former NFL scout and current ScoutingAcademy.com director Dan Hatman for a cheat sheet on who the pros are keeping an eye on – and who may be in danger of losing their job. Here he identifies which NFC South players to watch in 2015. Atlanta…

The Patriots Versatile Defensive Line

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick prizes versatility, and the defensive line provides many different options: Veterans such as Chandler Jones and Sealver Siliga, and youngsters like Dominique Easley and rookie Malcom Brown. Aidan Curran reviewed the film of the New Orleans Saints Week 2 preseason matchup, focusing on Patriots versatile defensive line. NFL coaches crave versatility, as it offers them flexibility in roster…

Logan Ryan & The Double Move

The New England Patriots secondary looks much different headed into 2015, losing the irreplaceable Darrelle Revis, the much-flagged Brandon Browner and the underappreciated Kyle Arrington from last season’s Super Bowl champions. One of the players who needs to step into a prominent role is third year cornerback Logan Ryan. Pass defense aficionado Dave Archibald looks at Ryan’s…

Jimmy Garoppolo: A Trait-Based Approach

With a four-game suspension hanging over the head of franchise quarterback Tom Brady, the defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots will likely need the services of second-year backup Jimmy Garoppolo. Mark Schofield reviewed the tape and breaks down what traits he brings to the position. Jimmy Garoppolo was selected in the second round of the…

This Week in Football Writing: August 3, 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…

This Week in Football Writing – July 27, 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…