NFL Preview Week 3: NFC South Rivals Carolina and New Orleans Clash

Two weeks into the 2015 NFL season, the Carolina Panthers have met or exceeded expectations, while NFC South rivals the New Orleans Saints have fallen far short. Dave Archibald looks at the Panthers stout defense and Saints faltering offense. The Panthers have ridden a swarming, blitz-heavy zone scheme to one of the stingiest pass defenses…

Football Podcast

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…

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…

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…

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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…

Scouting the NFL: NFC South Players to Watch in 2015

With the regular season around the corner, Inside The Pylon reached out to former NFL scout and current ScoutingAcademy.com 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 NFC South players to watch in 2015. Atlanta…

The Patriots Versatile Defensive Line

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick prizes versatility, and the defensive line provides many different options: Veterans such as Chandler Jones and Sealver Siliga, and youngsters like Dominique Easley and rookie Malcom Brown. Aidan Curran reviewed the film of the New Orleans Saints Week 2 preseason matchup, focusing on Patriots versatile defensive line. NFL coaches crave versatility, as it offers them flexibility in roster…

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ITP Glossary: 1 Technique Defensive Lineman

The language of football is often confusing: play calls, alignments, techniques, and concepts litter the commentary and writing about the game. Inside the Pylon wants everyone to understand and appreciate the game more deeply, so our glossary entries will give you a clear explanation and video examples. We hope you learn something and enjoy the games in a new way. 1 Technique Defensive Lineman 1…