NFL Preview Week 3: The Ravens Tight Ends Poised For A Big Day

The Baltimore Ravens tight ends, second-year man Crockett Gillmore and rookie Maxx Williams, may have a big day against the Cincinnati Bengals defense. Mark Schofield reviewed the tape, looking at the matchups between the Bengals pass defense and the Ravens tight ends. Baltimore is looking to get their season back on track after an 0-2 start. Last…

Scouting the NFL: AFC North Players To Watch

With the regular season around the corner, Inside The Pylon reached out to former NFL scout and current Scouting Academy director Dan Hatman for a cheat sheet on who the pros are keeping an eye on – and who may be in danger of losing their job. Here, he identifies which AFC North players to watch in 2015. Pittsburgh…

The Art, Magic and Science of Quarterbacking: Climbing the Pocket

Mark Schofield spent a short lifetime playing quarterback. Now he is in the midst of a second lifetime watching, evaluating, and writing about the position. In this summer series covering techniques for playing QB he takes us through some of the books he used to learn to play the position, using film to illustrate these…

Patriots Offensive Plays of the Year — #5: Deep to Wright

Mark Schofield begins his countdown of the five most important New England Patriots offensive plays of the year, with Tim Wright‘s catch against the Cincinnati Bengals. Click here for Play #1: The Pass, Play #2: Gronk’s Rumble, Play #3: Amendola’s Scramble, and Play #4: Edelman’s Dash. Top 5 Patriots’ Offensive Plays of 2014 – Play…

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Wild Card Weekend NFL Power Picks

We all know regular season is just the beginning. The playoffs are here and so are the Wild Card NFL Power Picks! With a stellar 14-2 Week 17 picks, Jeff sprints first across the regular season finish line. With the Wild Card games this weekend, can he keep the momentum going? With each pick now…

2015 NFL Wild Card Special Teams Previews

Most of the focus leading up to the  NFL Wild Card Weekend games typically lands on the offense and defense, but special teams plays can often makes the difference in the NFL Playoffs – the New England Patriots with last-second field goals, the New Orleans Saints recovering a surprise onside kick, the Green Bay Packers returning a kickoff…

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…