10 Scouting Rules: # 8 Talent Tradeoff

Director of the Scouting Academy and ITP contributor Dan Hatman has written ten short pieces using Matt Miller’s tweet list as inspiration, hoping to illuminate readers on aspects of the scouting and player evaluation business that are misunderstood, glossed over, or ignored. This is Part 8, Talent Tradeoff. Almost all the information a scout uses to evaluate a player…

The Case Against Roger Goodell

Inside the Pylon, like most of the football world, has followed the DeflateGate scandal. Former attorney, and ITP Head Writer Mark Schofield has read every legal brief and news article in between breaking down film for the upcoming season. Meanwhile, editor in chief David R. McCullough has spent his offseason watching Super Bowl XLIX on a continuous loop in a Malcolm Butler jersey. Here, McCullough makes…

Doing the Wrong Thing: Offseason Quarterback Moves

Just as teams can win the offseason, they can certainly lose it through bad signings and salary cap mismanagement. In part two of this series, David McCullough looks at some potentially problematic offseason quarterback moves. As winter turns to spring, NFL clubs continue to revamp their rosters. However, the on-paper allure of some transactions often fails…