glossary

ITP Glossary: Wham Block

A skill player executes a wham block when he runs behind the line of scrimmage to block an interior defender from the side. The interior rusher often initially believes he is unblocked and does not expect the wham. Surprise is key because the blocker is typically a tight end or H-back matched up against a…

Carolina Panthers Need

Why the Carolina Panthers Need to Read Inside the Pylon

The Panthers are coming off of a Super Bowl appearance, and have struggled at the outset of the 2016 season. Mark Schofield outlines mistakes they’ve made and explains why the Carolina Panthers need to read Inside the Pylon. Now, I know that Inside the Pylon is a relatively new kid on the proverbial football media block. We’ve only been around for…

Sack Lunch: Jeremiah Attaochu Takes Down Brees

In his Sack Lunch series, Jon Ledyard looks at a particularly impressive pass-rushing performance from the past weekend’s games, highlighting techniques, moves, or athletic traits that brought each player success. In this installment, Jon looks at the traits and technique that led to outside linebacker and edge rusher Jeremiah Attaochu’s impressive sack of Drew Brees. Any football conversation about the…