Christian Hackenberg On Three: Synchronized Passing

Like any good researcher, Mark Schofield despises a small sample size. Unfortunately, prospect evaluation is almost always too early, or without all the information necessary. Thus, we have our series: On Two, in which Inside The Pylon examines two, and sometimes three, plays from a quarterback that address traits that scouts are talking about. During his freshman season, Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg looked every bit the part of…

Super Bowl 50 Retrospective: Three Plays Mike Shula Should Have Called

The Carolina Panthers number one ranked offense rolled into Super Bowl 50, but they came to a grinding halt against the Denver Broncos defense. The dust has settled and the MVP has been crowned, but what could have been done differently? Ted Nguyen looks at three plays Mike Shula should have called. Although the Carolina…

Draft Spotlight: Tyler Ervin, RB

Inside the Pylon presents Draft Spotlight, a series of videos focusing on NFL Draft prospects. These videos reside at our YouTube Channel. Other topics will include animated diagrams and the First Sound series. In his first set of videos Sal Conti puts San Jose State running back Tyler Ervin under the microscope. This video highlights the senior RB’s…

Draft Spotlight: DeAndre Houston-Carson, DB

Inside the Pylon presents Draft Spotlight, a series of videos focusing on NFL Draft prospects. These videos reside at our YouTube Channel. Other topics will include animated diagrams and the First Sound series. In his latest set of videos David Archibald looks at William & Mary safety DeAndre Houston-Carson, an FCS standout looking to make the leap to the NFL. The…

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ITP Glossary: Hitch Step

Football is littered with specialized terminology. From punt gunner to climbing the pocket, commentators rarely get to explain everything you need to know before the next play. Inside The Pylon’s glossary was developed to give fans a deeper understanding of the game through clear explanations, as well as image and video examples. Please contact us with…

The Perils of Box Score Scouting: Josh Woodrum and Missed Opportunities

What shows up on the stat sheet isn’t necessarily reflective of what happens on the film. Mark Schofield looks at the perils of box score scouting, digging into the film of 2016 NFL Draft prospect Josh Woodrum and how the box score did not reflect a missed presnap opportunity by the quarterback. The perils of box score scouting have taught us that…

Draft Spotlight: KJ Maye, WR

Inside the Pylon presents Draft Spotlight, a series of videos focusing on NFL Draft prospects. These videos reside at our YouTube Channel. Other topics will include animated diagrams and the First Sound series. We continue to highlight a different videos on our site and encourage you to subscribe, bookmark, follow, listen, and like our work everywhere it appears. Click here for the other videos on our Youtube…

Cardale Jones On Two: Play Speed

Like any good researcher, Mark Schofield despises a small sample size. Unfortunately, prospect evaluation is almost always too early, or without all the information necessary. Thus, we have our series: On Two, in which Inside The Pylon examines two plays from a quarterback that address traits that scouts are talking about. Perhaps no quarterback in recent memory is more a victim of recent success as the draft process unfolds…

First Sound: Josh Woodrum Play Speed, Arm Talent and Anticipation

Inside the Pylon and Mark Schofield are proud to present First Sound: Josh Woodrum Play Speed, Arm Talent and Anticipation, another video in the series that resides at our YouTube Channel. Future topics will include animated diagrams, player breakdowns, film study, and some special guests. In this edition of First Sound former college quarterback and film connoisseur Mark Schofield looks at…

One Key Mistake From The Panthers Punt Unit

The Carolina Panthers punt coverage team, centered around big-leg punter Brad Nortman, appears pedestrian by most statistical measures. Chuck Zodda looks at how box score scouting can be affected by one big mistake from the Panthers punt unit. Brad Nortman ranked just 18th in gross average and 17th in net average this season. The Panthers…