AFC Championship Game Preview: New England Patriots at Denver Broncos

The NFL Playoffs continue with the AFC Championship Game featuring the  2nd-seeded New England Patriots visiting the 1st-seeded Denver Broncos. The ITP editors have collected our coverage of these two teams from the 2015 season. New England Aidan Curran broke down the composition of the Patriots’ defensive line at the start of the season, and found that Bill Belichick built a versatile…

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ITP The Podcast Volume 1.19

Four teams remain as the NFL season heads into its penultimate weekend where two winners will head to the Super Bowl. ITP The Podcast Volume 1.19 is here to give you the rundown of what to expect this weekend, and also to begin discussing everyone’s favorite topic for the offseason – the NFL Draft. Hosts…

AFC Divisional Round Preview: Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots

The NFL Playoffs continue with an AFC Divisional round matchup between the 5th-seeded Kansas City Chiefs visiting the 2nd-seeded New England Patriots. The ITP editors have collected our coverage of these two teams from the 2015 season. Kansas City Mark Schofield uses Travis Kelce’s week one performance against the Texans to demonstrate how the Houston defense is susceptible to…

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ITP The Podcast Volume 1.18

The first weekend of playoff football is in the books and ITP The Podcast Volume 1.18 is here to recap the Wild Card Weekend action and preview the four games of the Divisional Round. Chuck Zodda and Mark Schofield take a look at all of the critical matches with help from guests Luke Easterling of…

Video Breakdown: Tackle End (TE-X) Exchange Stunt

Inside The Pylon recently launched our Youtube Channel, for video breakdowns and the First Sound series, presented by Mark Schofield. Future videos will include animated diagrams, player breakdowns, film study, and some special guests. Today’s featured video was created by Brian Filipiak, Chuck Zodda, and James Mastrangelo. Tackle End (TE-X) Exchange Stunt Recently, Filipiak wrote an article…

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ITP The Podcast Volume 1.16

Week 16 saw the last of the undefeated teams fall as the Carolina Panthers lost to the Atlanta Falcons. ITP The Podcast Volume 1.16 takes a look at this matchup, as well as several other top stories from this week in the NFL. Hosts Chuck Zodda and Mark Schofield are joined by Doug Farrar of…

How The Patriots Exploit Matchups

After proving he knows the Oakland Raiders offense inside and out, Ted Nguyen tackles a new assignment: How the New England Patriots exploit matchups with their versatile personnel. The Patriots offense begins with explosive tight end Rob Gronkowski and the versatile talents of wide receivers Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola. Add the multidimensional running backs like Dion Lewis…

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ITP The Podcast Volume 1.15

While it is a short holiday week for most people, there is nothing short about ITP The Podcast Volume 15. Chuck Zodda & Mark Schofield are back to examine the key storylines from Week 15 in the NFL, and this time are joined by a trio of guests to make sure they leave no stone…

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ITP The Podcast Volume 1.14

With Week 14 in the books and some upheaval at the top of the AFC, ITP The Podcast Volume 1.14 is here to guide you through all of the top stories of the last week. Chuck Zodda and Mark Schofield are back in the latest installment of our podcast, this time featuring Alex Kirby of…

Do Your Job: Eagles Punt Block Exploited Patriots Protection

The New England Patriots like to talk about doing your job in all three phases, but multiple special teams breakdowns led to their loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. We made Chuck Zodda flip a coin, so here’s the breakdown on how the Eagles punt block exploited Patriots protection scheme. With only seconds remaining in the first half,…

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ITP The Podcast Volume 1.13

The Carolina Panthers continued their undefeated run, while the New England Patriots ran into an unexpected loss in Week 13. ITP The Podcast Volume 1.13 takes you inside the key plays from the last week, with hosts Chuck Zodda and Mark Schofield breaking down the film on all of the top happenings. This week, Chuck…

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ITP The Podcast Volume 1.12

It was arguably the most entertaining week of the 2015 season, with a number of close games and frantic finishes. ITP The Podcast Volume 1.12 takes a look at the critical battles of Week 12, as hosts Chuck Zodda and Mark Schofield are joined by Dan Hatman of The Scouting Academy, Brandon Thorn of The…