Replacing Stephen Gostkowski

Replacing Stephen Gostkowski?

Stephen Gostkowski has been one of the top kickers in the NFL over the past five seasons. However, the start to his 2016 campaign has been marred by a higher rate of missed kicks, largely due to inconsistent mechanics. With a missed extra point against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 7, the Twitterverse has begun…

Football Podcast

October 18 Quick Kicks Podcast- Analyzing the Return of Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick has made more news for his National Anthem protest than his play on the field as he hasn’t been starting for the 49ers, but that changed this last week. On the October 18 Quick Kicks Podcast Chuck Zodda and Mark Schofield analyze Colin Kaepernick’s return versus the Buffalo Bills and his next few opponents. After struggling with injuries and…

Football Podcast

October 4 Quick Kicks Podcast: Ryan Dukarm Interview

The NFL and college football have both wrapped up their respective weeks, which means it’s time to break down exactly what we saw from the weekend. Ryan Dukarm (@DBRyan_Dukarm) joins Mark Schofield on the October 4 Quick Kicks Podcast to discuss a big game from both the NFL and college football. In the NFL, Buffalo was the first – and only – team to beat…

Offensive Line Value: Finding The Blind Spot in Blindside Protection

For well over a decade, the NFL has placed more and more emphasis on the passing game. With this emphasis has come an increased importance on protecting quarterbacks, especially their blindsides. Dave Archibald discusses the offensive line value that can be found when teams veer from the accepted practice of investing disproportionately at left tackle. Michael Oher…

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ITP Glossary: 3-Point Stance

Football is littered with specialized terminology. From punt gunner to climbing the pocket, 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 with any terms…

NFL Special Teams Investment

How do NFL teams allocate resources? Dave Archibald has looked at the real price of contract extensions and draft picks on quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, offensive linemen, cornerbacks and the trends on offense in general. In this installment, he looks at how teams evaluate special teams investment. Special teams is often an afterthought for NFL analysts, who tend to focus on…