This Week In Football Writing: August 24, 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…

This Week in Football Writing: August 12, 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…

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…

Loneliest Guys in the Huddle: Jay Cutler and Robert Griffin

Playing quarterback in the NFL is a wonderful opportunity, provided your team is playing well. When the losses mount and the passer struggles, the huddle can be the loneliest place on the field. Mark Schofield looks at two signal-callers – Jay Cutler and Robert Griffin – who face uncertain futures with their teams and in their huddles.…

New Patriots CB Bradley Fletcher: Hitting the Reset Button

Bradley Fletcher, the newest member of the New England Patriots, arrives after a rough 2014 season with the Philadelphia Eagles. However, after losing Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner the Patriots saw enough to offer Fletcher a one-year contract with a maximum value of $2.5M. According to Pro Football Focus (PFF), no cornerback surrendered more yards in…

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…

Patriots Super Bowl History In The Brady Belichick Era

Super Bowl XLIX is the sixth appearance in the big game for Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, an unprecedented feat in NFL Playoff history. When the New England Patriots square off with the Seattle Seahawks, history will be on the line. Looking back at the film has helped Inside The Pylon prepare for this season’s game, but…

Reel Film Recap: Divisional Round Rushing Report

Each week Inside The Pylon takes a look at the standout offensive plays from around the league in Reel Film Recap. In this Divisional Sunday edition, Mark Schofield keeps the football on the ground and examines the running games in both the Green Bay Packers win over the Dallas Cowboys and the Indianapolis Colts victory…

2015 NFL Divisional Round Special Teams Previews

The NFL Playoffs Divisional Round: Special Teams Previews The first round of the 2015 NFL Playoffs saw special teams have a huge impact on a number of games. Whether the lackluster punting of the Arizona Cardinals Drew Butler or booming kickoffs by the Indianapolis Colts Pat McAfee, special teams play helped set the stage for…

2015 NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Previews

The NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Begins Wild Card Weekend is over, and all eyes now turn to the 2015 NFL Playoffs Divisional Round. The venues for this week are classic playoff atmospheres – the frozen tundra of Lambeau, the jet-engine noise of CenturyLink, the snow of Gillette, and the thin air of (Insert This Week’s…

2015 NFL Playoffs: Cowboys at Packers Special Teams Preview

The Cowboys at Packers special teams preview looks at the kickoff and punt coverage units, the return teams, plus the kickers and the punters for both teams. After a thrilling win on Wild Card Weekend against the Lions, the Dallas Cowboys trek to Lambeau Field for a classic NFL Playoffs showdown against the Green Bay…