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The Weekly Reading List
Looking Ahead to Von Miller’s Upcoming Contract Negotiation
Jason Fitzgerald at OvertheCap.com tries to determine just how much money defensive anchor and Super Bowl MVP Von Miller will earn with his next contract.
NFL donations to brain research benefit league-linked doctors raise worries about influence on science
Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wadu explain that some researchers fear that the money NFL donates to medical research steers doctors away from the facts about football and head trauma.
Super Bowl Takes
Friend of Inside the Pylon, Matt Waldman gives his takes on the biggest weekend in the sport, from the game itself to a great calling it “quits”.
All-22 Wake-Up Call: The Eagles’ New Defense
Josh Paunil breaks down Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Scwartz defenses to show what fans can expect out of Philadelphia’s defense in the years to come.
The Wow Factor
Seth Wickersham explains how the NFL’s return to Los Angeles became so bitter and emblematic of how power works in the NFL.
The Must Follow List: @ITPylon’s Favorite Twits
Do they mail the Super Bowl ring to Peyton directly or do they send it to his wife?
— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) February 8, 2016
Just for those Den D was better than Da 85 team? Super Bowl Halftime Stats for the Pats. Drop mic walk off like Cam pic.twitter.com/pJ7YBQYWni
— Draft Dr. Phil (@FulphilO) February 9, 2016
*checks #NFLCombine list*
*no Kevin Byard*
*no Mike Thomas*
*no Aaron Green* pic.twitter.com/0XZIB8EY4e
— Luke Easterling (@LukeEasterling) February 11, 2016
The Book Corner
Mike Freeman‘s book, Two Minute Warning: How Concussions, Crime, and Controversy Could Kill the NFL (And What the League Can Do to Survive) is a tremendous read for football fans who care about the future of the game.
Fantasy football players who want to invest in next year’s success will find Matt Waldman’s Rookie Scouting Portfolio invaluable before they draft next season.
Alex Kirby’s 2014 book Speed Kills: Breaking Down The Chip Kelly Offense should be one of the better selling tomes in the Bay Area this offseason.
Our own Mark Schofield wrote 17 Drives, breaking down a key drive from each week of the 2015-2016 College Football Season, culminating in Alabama’s victory over Clemson to earn a national championship.