Football Podcast

ITP The Podcast Volume 1.1

The first-ever ITP The Podcast Volume 1.1 features hosts Chuck Zodda and Mark Schofield discussing Week 1 action from the NFL. This week, guests include The Scouting Academy’s Dan Hatman and Inside the Pylon’s defensive back guru, Dave Archibald. Segments include: Can the Indianapolis Colts bounce back from their Week 1 loss to Buffalo? (2:40) Former…

Explaining Kickoff Coverage: The Importance of Safeties

Chuck Zodda enjoys candlelit return blocks, long runbacks on punts, and the sweet smell of gunners making tackles. When not busy romanticizing the virtues of punters as multi-talented players, he spends his time on the oft-overlooked aspects of special teams. Kickoff coverage units seem relatively straightforward to build: Find 10 men with little regard for…

Reel Film Recap Week 14

Each week Inside The Pylon takes a look at some of the standout offensive plays from around the NFL in Reel Film Recap. In this edition Mark Schofield looks at Teddy Bridgewater beating the New York Jets blitz, how the Arizona Cardinals righted the ship, the Denver Broncos‘ revamped offensive line, and the key to…

Defensive Play of the Week: Chandler Jones Puts the Hammer Down

Joe Cullen, a UMass grad and Tampa Bay’s defensive line coach, once said that “the greatest play in defensive football is the sack-forced fumble.” Also called a strip-sack, it can leave the opponents’ signal caller in a crumpled heap, exposing their offensive linemen as unworthy protectors. Part home invasion and part smash-and-grab, it happens in…