Building a Better Punt Gunner

Punt gunners are like underwear – the only time most people notice them is when something…

Explaining Kickoff Coverage: The Importance of Safeties

Chuck Zodda enjoys candlelit return blocks, long runbacks on punts, and the sweet smell of gunners…

NFL Draft Profile: Alabama OG Arie Kouandjio

Depending on where you look and who you ask, Alabama OG Arie Kouandjio is either a sure-fire…

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…

Scheming Pressure: Ayers Loop

With no playoff seeding implications involved, the New England Patriots treated Week 17 against the Buffalo…

2015 NFL Playoffs – Lions at Cowboys Special Teams Preview

The Lions at Cowboys special teams preview looks at the kickoff and punt coverage units, the…

Reading the Dolphins Numbers

The New England Patriots beat the San Diego Chargers 23-14 last Sunday night, improving to 10-3.…

Reel Film Recap Week 14

Each week Inside The Pylon takes a look at some of the standout offensive plays from…

Week 13 NFL Playoff Picture

The Week 13 NFL playoff picture is coming into focus, as Marvin Lewis and the Cincinnati…

Week 12 AFC Playoff Picture

As the weather turns to winter, the New England Patriots control the race for home field…

The 30th Anniversary of Hail Flutie

College football is full of thrilling moments: thirty years ago, on November 23, 1984, the Boston…

Alex Smith & The Read Option

Playing quarterback in the NFL is never as easy as it looks. Alex Smith, once the…

Protecting Brady: Finding Five Guys (Part 2)

The New England Patriots sit at 7-2 during their Bye Week, having won five in a…

Quarterback Situations, Part 2

Playing quarterback well in the NFL is really, really hard. There are fewer qualified individuals at…

Bears-Patriots Primer

Chicago Bears (3-4) @ New England Patriots (5-2) – Week 8 – Sunday, October 26 –…

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Patriots Ground Game

One week after finding an abundance of success on the ground against the Cincinnati Bengals, the…