This Week In Football Writing: January 18, 2016

Inside The Pylon works to deliver quality football content to our readers. This Week in Football Writing collects some of our favorite pieces from friends and colleagues last week and shares them with you. Quick Thoughts on Catching the Football Matt Waldman illuminates the process, importance, and evaluation of how a prospect catches the ball is more complex that “did he?” Look…

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ITP Glossary: Spot Concept

Football is littered with specialized terminology. From punt gunner to scramble drill, 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 or phrases…

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…

NFL Week 6 Preview: Newton Must Be Patient Against Seattle’s Defense

When the Seattle Seahawks meet the Carolina Panthers in NFL Week 6, it will be a rematch of last season’s divisional round matchup, won by the Seahawks. Mark Schofield looks at how Panthers quarterback Cam Newton must be patient against Seattle’s defense. Seattle’s Best Safety: No, Not Him, The Other Guy While Kam Chancellor has grabbed headlines early this season…

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ITP Glossary: 11 Offensive Personnel

Football is littered with specialized terminology. From trips to press man, 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…

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…

Super Bowl XLIX Recap: The Patriots Second TD Drive

Tom Brady secured the MVP trophy for Super Bowl XLIX with a masterful passing performance against the Seattle Seahawks, but he was one of many candidates. Julian Edelman caught nine passes for 109 yards and a score before Malcolm Butler turned in one of history’s greatest goal-line plays. And Shane Vereen’s overlooked 11-catch night was…