Final Walkthrough: College Football Is Back, Tonight

College football is back, kickoff to the FBS college season is hours away and this week’s Walkthrough is on a Thursday to get you ready for TCU at Minnesota, Oregon at Eastern Washington, and Ohio State visiting Virginia Tech. Head writer Mark Schofield and Shawn Spencer break down what to expect this CFB weekend. Film Previews Ohio State…

The Patriots Versatile Defensive Line

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick prizes versatility, and the defensive line provides many different options: Veterans such as Chandler Jones and Sealver Siliga, and youngsters like Dominique Easley and rookie Malcom Brown. Aidan Curran reviewed the film of the New Orleans Saints Week 2 preseason matchup, focusing on Patriots versatile defensive line. NFL coaches crave versatility, as it offers them flexibility in roster…

NCAA Big Gain: Gustafson’s Improbable Pass

College football kicked off Saturday afternoon in Missoula, Montana, with an instant classic between two Football Championship Subdivision powerhouses. Carson Wentz and the #1 ranked North Dakota State Bison traded scores with the Montana Grizzlies for the entire contest, and the visitors held a four-point lead with 1:39 remaining. With their backs against the wall,…

NCAA Film Preview: NDSU and Montana Part 2

College football season is nearly upon us, and Mark Schofield is hard at work breaking down film for upcoming contests. This is a rematch from last season, which reigning champions NDSU won 22-10 over Montana in the Fargodome, and looks to be a key game in Week 1 of FCS play. Our NCAA Film Preview of NDSU and Montana rolls…

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ITP Glossary: Scramble Drill

The language of football is often confusing: play calls, alignments, techniques, and concepts litter the commentary and writing about the game. In addition to providing superb content, Inside the Pylon seeks to educate and inform.  To this end, we have created a glossary which will assist even the casual fan in understanding some of the more obscure parts of the game of football. Scramble…

Logan Ryan & The Double Move

The New England Patriots secondary looks much different headed into 2015, losing the irreplaceable Darrelle Revis, the much-flagged Brandon Browner and the underappreciated Kyle Arrington from last season’s Super Bowl champions. One of the players who needs to step into a prominent role is third year cornerback Logan Ryan. Pass defense aficionado Dave Archibald looks at Ryan’s…

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…