Pass Rush and Coverage: Patriots Defensive Concepts

Pass defense takes both individual effort and eleven players working in concert to be successful. The two biggest defensive plays in the New England Patriots win over the Denver Broncos demonstrate how eleven great individual efforts, within the team concepts, can create big plays. Not Fantasy Football Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning posted big statistics in…

Redemption by Design for Brandon Lafell

Spectacular plays, like “greatest route ever”, are recognized as they happen. However, many of the most important plays in NFL games are not spectacular; they appear routine, the result of practice, technique, and teamwork. Brandon LaFell’s touchdown catch against the Denver Broncos doesn’t look spectacular ‒ until you review the film. Following Brandon Browner’s interception…

Boykin TCU Heisman Hopeful, Keys Comeback

Each Monday, Pylon University examines a game-changing sequence in the Offensive Play of the Week. Mark Schofield looks at TCU’s Trevone Boykin keeping his Heisman candidacy alive in the final minutes against West Virginia.   Following his 7-touchdown performance against Texas Tech, TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin entered Saturday’s tilt against West Virginia as a dark…