Inside The Pylon works to deliver quality football content to our readers. Football’s finest writing & tweeting collects some of our favorite pieces by friends and colleagues for the week of June 17, 2016 and shares them with you.
The Weekly Reading List
The NFL’s New Era For Old Quarterbacks
Kevin Clark explains how aging quarterbacks like Drew Brees are creating a conundrum for franchises at the most important position in the game as the best players refuse to age.
Rolando McClain Has The Most Career Sacks Of Any Current Cowboy
Chase Stuart explains the dire situation that is the Dallas pass-rush situation and puts it in perspective by trying to find historical comparisons.
DeAngelo Williams: Own the Message
DeAngelo Williams explains, in his own words, how he can control the media’s portrayal of him by following his own guidelines.
Was Walter Thurxmond III Playing on a Local Softball Team Under the Alias “Dick Mahoney”?
Jim Adair relays the odd tale of Walter Thurmond III perhaps playing for a softball team under an assumed name.
How to Coach Quarters Coverage
Using a multimedia approach, Joe Daniel explains an effective way to teach quarters coverage at any level.
Friend of ITP and all-around great guy Matt Waldman officially becomes a full-time football writer with this honest announcement.
The Must Follow List: @ITPylon’s Favorite Twits
"Now players break their own [news].” @DeAngeloRB’s on how he uses social media:https://t.co/NVMHQ4SPun pic.twitter.com/TEC3osgUk6
— The MMQB (@theMMQB) June 14, 2016
The Podcast List – The Best Stuff For Your Ears
Quick Kicks Podcast: Former Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask Interview Part 1
Former Chief Executive Officer of the Oakland Raiders, Amy Trask, joined Mark Schofield and Chuck Zodda on the ITP Quick Kicks Podcast to talk about her career choice, the NFL, Al Davis, and much more. Click here for part 2 of the interview.
The Book Corner
The aforementioned Amy Trask wrote You Negotiate Like a Girl: Reflections on a Career in the National Football League which details how she rose from intern to chief executive, her interactions with the legendary Al Davis, and what the inner workings of the NFL are really like.
Fantasy football players who want to invest in next year’s success will find Matt Waldman’s Rookie Scouting Portfolio invaluable before they draft next season. This year’s RSP was released on April 1, 2016, and is well worth the investment. The post-draft edition allows Matt time to study, present, and rank additional players who are drafted or prominent free agent signings.
Our own Mark Schofield wrote 17 Drives, breaking down a key drive from each week of the 2015-2016 College Football Season, culminating in Alabama’s victory over Clemson to earn a national championship.