Matthew Slater: Actually, He’s That Good

Chuck Zodda has written about Matthew Slater as a punt gunner. He’s written about Slater as…

Johnny Hekker’s Fake Punt Scramble Drill

The St. Louis Rams recent history is full of exciting special teams plays. Last year, they…

Ultimate Punter’s Championship: Bryan Anger vs. Pat McAfee

Chuck Zodda is our special teams expert. Mostly because we don’t let him do anything else.…

Longer Extra Points in the NFL Through Week 4

Last May, Chuck Zodda examined the rule change that pushed extra points from the 2-yard line…

Matthew Slater Snuffs Out The Jacksonville Fake Punt

Through the first three weeks, the 2015 NFL season has been full of exciting special teams…

Colts Punter Pat McAfee Runs A Fake Punt: Designed or Improvised?

Special teams play is a major factor in the outcome of games each week. Chuck Zodda…

Tavon Austin’s Week 1 Touchdown: Seahawks Flunk Punt Coverage 101

Tavon Austin returned a punt for a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks. The reason? Poor use of…

ITP Glossary: Coverage Lanes

Football is littered with specialized terminology. From punt gunner to scramble drill, commentators rarely get to explain…

Scobee Doo, Where Are You?

Special teams is the phase of the game overlooked by fans. But in the opening game…

Who Did it Best? Punters Tackling

Punters are weird. Some scamper away from contact and barely deserve to be called a football…

The Implications of Longer Extra Point Attempts

Our special teams guru spends most of his days locked in the ITP film vault, sorting…

Building a Better Punt Gunner

Punt gunners are like underwear – the only time most people notice them is when something…

Explaining Kickoff Coverage: The Importance of Safeties

Chuck Zodda enjoys candlelit return blocks, long runbacks on punts, and the sweet smell of gunners…

Basic Placekicking Technique: How to Kick Field Goals

Chuck Zodda is Inside The Pylon’s special teams expert, breaking down kickoffs, returns, punts, return blocking, coverage…

Super Bowl XLIX Recap: Jon Ryan vs Julian Edelman, Part 2

In Part 1, Chuck Zodda broke down the first half of Super Bowl XLIX and the…

Super Bowl XLIX Recap: Jon Ryan vs Julian Edelman, Part 1

The Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots both feature talented special teams performers. In the wake…