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ITP The Podcast Volume 1.2

Week 2 in the NFL was filled with unexpected results. This week’s ITP The Podcast Volume 1.2 has hosts Chuck Zodda and Mark Schofield taking you into the depths of the chaos. They are joined this week by Charles McDonald from The Falcoholic, as well as Nath Pizzolatto from ZoneReads.com. This week’s segments include: The inaugural…

NFL Film Preview Week 2: Rex vs Brady XVI

New season, new team, same evil genius. Head coach Rex Ryan and his Buffalo Bills are looking for their first playoff berth this century. Knocking off the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, and notching a division win, would help that goal. Mark Schofield previews Rex vs Brady XVI. Sunday in Orchard Park the…

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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…

NFL Film Review Week 1: The Marcus Mariota Debut

For the first time in NFL history, quarterbacks drafted first and second overall met in the season opener, with the Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota debut in Tampa Bay. Mariota and the Tennessee Titans came out on top, 42-14. The former Oregon Duck completed 13 of 16 passes for 209 yards and four touchdowns, joining Fran Tarkenton as just…

Scouting the NFL: AFC South Players to Watch

With the regular season around the corner, Inside The Pylon reached out to former NFL scout and current Scouting Academy director Dan Hatman for a cheat sheet on who the pros are keeping an eye on – and who may be in danger of losing their job. Here, he identifies which AFC South players to watch in 2015. Houston…

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NFL Film Preview: Week 1 Matchups To Watch

The NFL season kicks off in earnest on Sunday, with Week 1 matchups to watch all over the league. The Philadelphia Eagles and Chip Kelly face off with the Atlanta Falcons and Dan Quinn, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles begins his sophomore campaign, the St. Louis Rams dominant defensive line squares off with the shaky…

Fantasy Football Feast or Famine: Week 1

The goal of Fantasy Football Feast or Famine is to identify specific weekly fantasy matchups that are favorable and unfavorable, and why. Looking around the league, there are several opportunity plays ‒ and some to avoid ‒ for the smart fantasy owners in Week 1. Feast Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers Vegas says this game…

This Week in Football Writing: August 3, 2015

Inside The Pylon works tirelessly to deliver quality football articles to our readers. But writers around the internet produce high-level football writing every day, some of which you may have missed. This Week in Football Writing pulls together some of our favorite pieces and shares them with you to ensure our loyal readers have access to the great…

The Art, Magic and Science of Quarterbacking: Climbing the Pocket

Mark Schofield spent a short lifetime playing quarterback. Now he is in the midst of a second lifetime watching, evaluating, and writing about the position. In this summer series covering techniques for playing QB he takes us through some of the books he used to learn to play the position, using film to illustrate these…

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…