NFL Big Gain Week 1: Stedman Bailey Beats Richard Sherman

The St. Louis Rams recorded an important divisional win over rival Seattle Seahawks in overtime, with a final score of 34-31. Mark Schofield looks at the play that got the Rams into field goal range: when Stedman Bailey beats Richard Sherman on the corner route. The two biggest offseason storylines for the Seattle Seahawks imposed themselves in…

NFL Film Review Week 1: The Marcus Mariota Debut

For the first time in NFL history, quarterbacks drafted first and second overall met in the season opener, with the Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota debut in Tampa Bay. Mariota and the Tennessee Titans came out on top, 42-14. The former Oregon Duck completed 13 of 16 passes for 209 yards and four touchdowns, joining Fran Tarkenton as just…

CFB Film Review: Vernon Adams Wins Throw of the Week

Each week in college football, there are many wonderful throws but there can be only one winner. There were many contenders, including Deshaun Watson’s long strike against Appalachian State or Trevone Boykin’s 60-yard strike to Kolby Listenbee. Mark Schofield‘s inaugural Throw of the Week award goes to Vernon Adams ‒ and not for his impromptu left-handed toss in the…

CFB Film Review: Dancing Dalvin Cook

The Florida State Seminoles defeated the South Florida Bulls 34-14, and it was the dynamic running of Dalvin Cook that provided the highlights as FSU triumphed. Mark Schofield breaks down Cook’s best run of the day. New Florida State quarterback Everett Golson, a graduate transfer from Notre Dame, struggled mightily Saturday,  completing 14 of 26 passes…

CFB Film Review: MSU Defense Did Its Homework

The Michigan State Spartans emerged victorious in the first meeting between Top-10 teams this season, knocking off the Oregon Ducks 31-28. Mark Schofield previewed the matchup, and looks at the tape from Saturday to show how the MSU defense did its homework. The Spartans rode to victory behind a solid performance from quarterback Connor Cook and…

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…

CFB Big Gain: Deshaun Watson Airs It Out Against Appalachian State

CFB Saturday featured some huge upsets, thrilling finishes, and terrific individual performances. Inside The Pylon head writer Mark Schofield highlights one outstanding play in CFB Big Gain, and this week he breaks down how Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson airs it out against Appalachian State. The Clemson Tigers got off to a sluggish start in their contest…

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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…