Do Kickers Belong In Football?

Whether in the 2015 playoffs or 2016 NFL Draft, kickers have had people asking questions recently. Chuck Zodda examines kickers and their place in the game today, and wonders if they belong in football. “I’ve been talking with the kicker all night?” That was the last thing the young woman said to me as she…

Patriots Super Bowl History In The Brady Belichick Era

Super Bowl XLIX is the sixth appearance in the big game for Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, an unprecedented feat in NFL Playoff history. When the New England Patriots square off with the Seattle Seahawks, history will be on the line. Looking back at the film has helped Inside The Pylon prepare for this season’s game, but…

2015 NFL Playoffs: Ravens at Patriots Special Teams Preview

The Ravens at Patriots special teams preview looks at the kickoff and punt coverage units, the return teams, plus the kickers and the punters for both teams. The Baltimore Ravens face the New England Patriots for the fourth time in the postseason. Special teams proved decisive in their 2012 battle, as Billy Cundiff’s missed field…

2015 NFL Playoffs – Bengals at Colts Special Teams Preview

The Bengals at Colts special teams preview looks at the kickoff and punt coverage units, the return teams, plus the kickers and punters for both teams. The Indianapolis Colts enter the game at 11-5, having conquered the AFC South. On special teams, they employ two strong specialists in Pat McAfee and Adam Vinatieri, in addition…