Cam Newton, Christian McCaffrey, and Creating Conflict

On Sunday Carolina Panthers rookie running back Christian McCaffrey scored his first touchdown in the National Football League. The delay was a bit surprising considering McCaffrey’s unique abilities in the run, pass and return game, but nonetheless the Stanford product has finally scored. Prior to Week 5, McCaffrey had been limited  in the Panthers offense…

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ITP Glossary: Deuce Block

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…

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ITP Glossary: ACE Block

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…

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ITP Glossary: Inverted Veer

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…

Super Bowl Investment: They Pay These Guys How Much?!

How do NFL teams allocate resources? Dave Archibald has looked at the real price of contract extensions and draft picks on quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, offensive linemen, the trends on offense in general and cornerbacks. In this installment, he looks at Super Bowl investment how the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos were built. The divergent approaches of the…

Super Bowl 50 Preview: The Carolina Panthers Offense Collection

In preparation for the Super Bowl, Inside the Pylon‘s editors have compiled everything we have on the Carolina Panthers offense. Spread Run Offense From: Carolina’s Run/Pass Option: QB Sweep For The Win by Ted Nguyen The Panthers’ spread-run offense has attracted a lot of attention because of the team’s incredible success. No NFL rushing attack in…

Carolina Driving On Seattle: The Seahawks Defensive Miscommunication

The Carolina Panthers continued their undefeated run with an improbable road win over the enigmatic Seattle Seahawks. Instead of winning with turnovers and a short field, the Panthers strung together three 80-yard second half drives. Philip Kibbey looks at the Q5 game map and all-22 film to break down how Carolina driving on Seattle three times showed…

Running Back Investment: They Pay These Guys How Much?!

How do NFL teams allocate resources? Dave Archibald has looked at the real price of contract extensions and draft picks on quarterbacks. In this installment, he looks at how teams evaluate running back investment. Historically, running backs have been some of the game’s most glamorous stars, with top backs like Jim Brown, Frank Gifford, and (gulp) O.J. Simpson parlaying their…

Scouting the NFL: NFC South Players to Watch in 2015

With the regular season around the corner, Inside The Pylon reached out to former NFL scout and current ScoutingAcademy.com 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 NFC South players to watch in 2015. Atlanta…

Reading the Wild Card Numbers

With the New England Patriots getting a first-round bye, Reading the Wild Card Numbers will examine the four wild card games on this weekend’s slate. Offense/defense previews and special teams previews for each game will also get you prepared for kickoff. Arizona Cardinals (11-5) at Carolina Panthers (7-8-1) The Arizona Cardinals rose to the top…