CFB Big Gain: Design & Execution On Nebraska’s Big Score

If there’s one thing Mark Schofield loves more than Newcastle United, it is proper design and execution, like on Nebraska’s big score. The past 10 months or so have not been kind to Nebraska fans. Last season began with promise, and then, like so many recent years, it came crashing down. Bo Pelini was fired at the end of…

NFL Week 6 Preview: Newton Must Be Patient Against Seattle’s Defense

When the Seattle Seahawks meet the Carolina Panthers in NFL Week 6, it will be a rematch of last season’s divisional round matchup, won by the Seahawks. Mark Schofield looks at how Panthers quarterback Cam Newton must be patient against Seattle’s defense. Seattle’s Best Safety: No, Not Him, The Other Guy While Kam Chancellor has grabbed headlines early this season…

Paxton Lynch On Two

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, a new segment: On Two, in which Inside The Pylon examines two plays from a quarterback that address traits that scouts are talking about. While not the recommended method of player…

Johnny Hekker’s Fake Punt Scramble Drill

The St. Louis Rams recent history is full of exciting special teams plays. Last year, they scored two punt return touchdowns – conventionally and unconventionally. This year, punter Johnny Hekker’s fake punt scramble drill against the Green Bay Packers took lemons and made them into lemonade. Time stood still. The ball hung in the air as the 25-year-old…