Stunt Indicators

Blitz and Stunt Indicators

If you’re watching the game from home, how can you tell when a blitz or defensive line stunt is coming? This article shows blitz and stunt indicators as well as how offenses react to them. Blitzing and defensive line stunts are all about timing as well as spacing.  One spacing indicator of defensive line stunts…

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…

Scouting Notebook

Under the Microscope: Week 6 Scouting Notebook

Every year, storylines come and go during the course of an NFL season. Whether it is strong offensive line play, a breakout receiver, or a rookie stealing the spotlight, you can count on the NFL to entertain. Brandon Thorn breaks down the Week 6 storylines below in his scouting notebook. Entering this season my Twitter account served as the primary means to present my…

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…

glossary

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…