FROM THE ARCHIVES: Super Bowl XLIX: Malcolm Butler in the Middle

All season long the Patriots mantra has been Do. Your. Job. Nothing personified this more than Malcolm Butler’s Super Bowl-securing interception of Russell Wilson in the end zone. Dave Archibald explains how Butler recognized the play early, and used his experience from film and practice to cement the legacy of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick and…

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Hue Jackson & The Bengals Opening Drive Prowess

Analysts and commentators will often include “start fast” in their keys to the game. While every team would like to score on their first possession of the game, only the Cincinnati Bengals have done it in 2015. Dave Archibald examines the Bengals opening drive prowess, and offensive coordinator Hue Jackson’s innovative schemes.  Things can be hectic in the…

CFB Preview: Joe Schobert and the Wisconsin Defense

In order to keep their division title hopes alive, the Wisconsin Badgers must rely on senior linebacker Joe Schobert to slow down the Northwestern Wildcats offense. Mark Schofield turns to the Badgers’ film this year to highlight how Schobert is an athletic veteran who flashes excellent pure strength. The Big Ten West division title is close…

Jerry Hughes: Stuntman

The Buffalo Bills hired Rex Ryan with the hopes of challenging the New England Patriots for the AFC East title. Not everything has gone as planned, but there is one defensive player that’s having an impact without putting up big numbers. Brian Filipiak demonstrates how Jerry Hughes excels at disrupting the quarterback. Buffalo Bills defensive end /…

Kevin Hogan On Two: Arm Strength

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. Arm strength is one of the main traits to consider in the overall evaluation of a quarterback. It…