New England Patriots vs Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 AFC Championship

New England Patriots vs Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 AFC Championship Preview

In this highly-anticipated AFC Championship match-up between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots, we will see two of the most high-powered offenses from this past season clash in a game which will determine who makes the journey to Super Bowl 51. Beyond that, there are several factors that will shape this game. Here…

10 Scouting Rules: # 6 Film Not Workouts

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 6, Film Not Workouts. NFL Hall of Famer Paul Warfield once noted that his coach, Blanton Collier,…

Scouting Pittsburgh vs. Seattle With Dan Hatman: Steelers Defense

Former NFL scout, current director of The Scouting Academy, and ITP contributor Dan Hatman went to the film, scouting Pittsburgh for the details that will make the difference when the Pittsburgh Steelers visit the Seattle Seahawks. * Big thanks to Alex Kozora from Steelers Depot for assisting with Steelers injury, scheme, and roster issues. The Steelers entered 2015 without Dick LeBeau as their Defensive Coordinator for the first time…

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Patriot Michael Williams: A Tackle In Tight End’s Clothing

Pass protection, run blocking schemes, picking up the blitz and good decision making all contribute to offensive success. Brian Filipiak looks at an old-school blocking tight end, Patriot Michael Williams, being used in a modern passing attack. More and more teams in the NFL are turning to faster, highly athletic tight ends to augment their offense.…

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…