Colts Swinging Gate Fake Punt

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Indianapolis Colts Fake Punt… or Something

The matchup between the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots last night saw more of Pat McAfee’s brilliance in the punting game. Chuck Zodda was stunned when the Colts fake punt went hilariously wrong, so he broke it down. But beyond the Xs and Os, here is a more artistic rendition. [jwplayer file=”http://cdn.insidethepylon.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/indy-kitten-sbs-full.mp4″ image=”http://cdn.insidethepylon.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/indy-kitten-sbs-full1.jpg”] Follow us on…

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…

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ITP The Podcast Volume 1.11

ITP The Podcast Volume 1.11 is back with a quick trip around Week 11 in the NFL. This past weekend saw several critical matches for division leaders that will have playoff implications in January. Hosts Chuck Zodda and Mark Schofield are joined by Dave Archibald from Inside the Pylon and Dan Syed of SyedSchemes.com to…

Tight End Investment: They Pay These Guys How Much?!

How do NFL teams allocate resources? Dave Archibald has looked at the real price of contract extensions and draft picks on quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, and offensive linemen. In this installment, he looks at how teams evaluate tight end investment. NFL teams employ tight ends on nearly every offensive play, but their role in the offense varies wildly from…

This Week in Football Writing: November 23, 2015

Inside The Pylon works to deliver quality football content to our readers. This Week in Football Writing collects some of our favorite pieces from friends and colleagues last week and shares them with you. Surviving and Thriving: Chancellor Lee Adams Turns 16 The Charlotte Observer’s Scott Fowler profiles the son that of former Carolina Panther Rae Carruth conspired to murder 16 years…

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 /…