The 49ers and Browns Might Not Think Much of the 2018 Quarterback Draft Class

The 2017 NFL trade deadline was surprisingly full of excitement this season. There were many high impact trades affecting teams both trying to win now and those preparing for the long term. However, I want to mainly focus on the quarterback movement, or almost quarterback movement in the case of A.J. McCarron, and how we…

The Bears, the Browns, and Filling the Quarterback Position

The Inside the Pylon team often enjoys debating and discussing team-building philosophy and other football topics in our Slack board. From time to time, we publish these chats, lightly edited for readability. What follows is a recent discussion on how teams try to find a quarterback and how the Chicago Bears and Cleveland Browns have…

Understanding Perspective and Gravity in Football Evaluation

The proliferation of the evaluation of football players can be seen across the internet. Draft profiles, rankings, and play breakdowns all critique players with incomplete information, but those evaluations can still be worthwhile despite the protests of some within the game. Sean Cottrell explains the importance of understanding perspective and gravity in football evaluation. NFL and college…

Do Kickers Belong In Football?

Whether in the 2015 playoffs or 2016 NFL Draft, kickers have had people asking questions recently. Chuck Zodda examines kickers and their place in the game today, and wonders if they belong in football. “I’ve been talking with the kicker all night?” That was the last thing the young woman said to me as she…