This Week in Football Writing – July 13, 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 work being produced about the sport we love.

The NFL’s Ill-Advised Obsession with Bill Belichick

Ty Schalter with VICE Sports looks at the NFL’s obsession with the Belichick coaching tree – and illustrates how the Hoodie is one of a kind.

The NFL’s Most “Unstoppable” Plays

Bleacher Report’s Matt Bowen breaks down some of the most difficult plays to defend in today’s NFL, including Rob Gronkowski at the goal line.

Marijuana Coveted in the NFL as a Pain-Killer

Mike Freeman, also with Bleacher Report, delivers this insightful look at how NFL players use marijuana to combat pain.

The Heat of the Moment

Steelers’ defensive back William Gay put together a powerful look at domestic violence for the Player’s Tribune – and how to try and extricate yourself from an escalating situation based on his own experience.

Silver Screen All-Pros

Sports Illustrated’s Doug Farrar put together a line-up comprised of characters from football movies. Despite the lack of Alvin Mack and Shane Falco, this is a very entertaining read.

In Jason Pierre-Paul Fireworks Episode, Lessons for Players and for Media

In the wake of Jason Pierre-Paul’s Fourth of July accident and subsequent surgery, Freeman takes a look at what players can learn from his injury. In addition, Freeman also examines how the DE’s surgery was reported, particularly by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Carson Wentz Deserves Praise as a Top Quarterback Prospect

Our Mark Schofield is not alone on #TeamWentz. Charles McDonald with Football Savages also has high praise for the NDSU quarterback, and breaks down his film in this great piece.

Film Breakdown: Kirk Cousins’ 9 Interceptions in 2014

Samuel Gold with Film Breakdown goes deep into each INT Kirk Cousins threw last season.

Matt Waldman’s Fourth Annual Writer’s Project: The Team to Save the Planet

This summer series rolls on, and the teams are being unveiled. Our Mark Schofield put together his offense and defense, and others have been uncovered. In addition, check out Waldman’s look into his own squad, particularly the cuts he made at the running back position.

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