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ITP Glossary: Kicker

Football is littered with specialized terminology. From climbing the pocket to off man technique, commentators rarely get to explain everything you need to know before the next play. Inside The Pylon’s glossary was developed to give fans a deeper understanding of the game through clear explanations, as well as image and video examples. Please contact us…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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ITP Glossary: Punt Gunner

Football is littered with specialized terminology. From climbing the pocket to double A gap blitz, commentators and writers rarely get to explain everything you need to know before the next play. Inside The Pylon’s glossary takes you inside part of the game you may be missing. Punt gunners are the members of a punt unit that align…

Jimmy Garoppolo: A Trait-Based Approach

With a four-game suspension hanging over the head of franchise quarterback Tom Brady, the defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots will likely need the services of second-year backup Jimmy Garoppolo. Mark Schofield reviewed the tape and breaks down what traits he brings to the position. Jimmy Garoppolo was selected in the second round of the…

NFL Draft Reach

Inside The Pylon Mock Draft: Rounds Two And Three

Inside The Pylon strives to provide deep, thoughtful analysis of football and our NFL Draft Profiles have allowed us the chance to get to know some of this incoming class. We’ve also been preparing for the 2015 season, scouting and assessing team needs in advance of a bigger, and better, season. Head Writer Mark Schofield, Senior Writers Dave Archibald, Brian Filipiak and Chuck…

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…