Gameplan: Patriots Play Action Passing Against Indianapolis

The highly-anticipated rematch of last season’s AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts kicks off Sunday night. Mark Schofield looks at the Patriots play action passing, and how it figures to be a big part in the gameplan.  Sunday night’s meeting between the Patriots and the Colts has been circled on everyone’s calendars…

Running Back Investment: They Pay These Guys How Much?!

How do NFL teams allocate resources? Dave Archibald has looked at the real price of contract extensions and draft picks on quarterbacks. In this installment, he looks at how teams evaluate running back investment. Historically, running backs have been some of the game’s most glamorous stars, with top backs like Jim Brown, Frank Gifford, and (gulp) O.J. Simpson parlaying their…

Football Podcast

ITP The Podcast Volume 1.2

Week 2 in the NFL was filled with unexpected results. This week’s ITP The Podcast Volume 1.2 has hosts Chuck Zodda and Mark Schofield taking you into the depths of the chaos. They are joined this week by Charles McDonald from The Falcoholic, as well as Nath Pizzolatto from ZoneReads.com. This week’s segments include: The inaugural…

Quarterback Investment: They Pay These Guys How Much?!

NFL teams allocate anywhere between 1% and 18% toward quarterback investment, making these players important factors in salary cap management and roster construction, not just on the field. Dave Archibald separates the quarterbacks into four groups based on their average cap hit to see how teams are investing in the position. No player on the football…

2015 NFL Draft

NFL Film Preview: Week 1 Matchups To Watch

The NFL season kicks off in earnest on Sunday, with Week 1 matchups to watch all over the league. The Philadelphia Eagles and Chip Kelly face off with the Atlanta Falcons and Dan Quinn, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles begins his sophomore campaign, the St. Louis Rams dominant defensive line squares off with the shaky…

Reel Football Preview Week 14

The Reel Football Preview Week 14 is Mark Schofield‘s look at the most compelling matchups in the NFL on tape. Scouring the film, highlighting interesting play design, optimum offense, innovative defense and how the inches really matter. This week it’s #SEAvsPHI, #NOvsCAR and #JAXvsHOU. The Legion of Boom vs. Chip Kelly’s Tactics One matchup to…