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ITP Glossary: Sugar The A Gap

Football is littered with specialized terminology. From pooch kick to bird dogging, 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…

NFL Preview: Devonta Freeman Against the Texans Linebackers

The Houston Texans and all-world defensive lineman J.J. Watt travel to take on the undefeated Atlanta Falcons in NFL Week 4. Dave Archibald has a two-part preview, focusing on the unstoppable Julio Jones in Part 1 and here, on the matchup between Devonta Freeman against the Texans linebackers. Freeman of the Hour While the back end of the Texans defense is…

NFL Preview Week 3: NFC South Rivals Carolina and New Orleans Clash

Two weeks into the 2015 NFL season, the Carolina Panthers have met or exceeded expectations, while NFC South rivals the New Orleans Saints have fallen far short. Dave Archibald looks at the Panthers stout defense and Saints faltering offense. The Panthers have ridden a swarming, blitz-heavy zone scheme to one of the stingiest pass defenses…

Explaining Kickoff Coverage: The Importance of Safeties

Chuck Zodda enjoys candlelit return blocks, long runbacks on punts, and the sweet smell of gunners making tackles. When not busy romanticizing the virtues of punters as multi-talented players, he spends his time on the oft-overlooked aspects of special teams. Kickoff coverage units seem relatively straightforward to build: Find 10 men with little regard for…

Reel Football Preview Week 15

The Reel Football Preview Week 15 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 we have some divisional rivalry rematches: #OAKvsKCC, #HOUvsIND, #CINvsCLE and #SFvs#SEA. Oakland v. Kansas City –…