The Dynamic Duo: Ryan Allen and Matthew Slater

There are a variety of different strategies for punt coverage in the NFL. Some teams target…

AFC Championship Game Preview: New England Patriots at Denver Broncos

The NFL Playoffs continue with the AFC Championship Game featuring the  2nd-seeded New England Patriots visiting the 1st-seeded Denver Broncos. The ITP…

AFC Divisional Round Preview: Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots

The NFL Playoffs continue with an AFC Divisional round matchup between the 5th-seeded Kansas City Chiefs visiting the…

ITP Mailbag: NFL New Year Edition

Inside the Pylon wants to provide quality, educational and engaging content to our readers. Got a…

Danny Amendola’s Unexpected Return Gets Patriots Back in Game

Punt return units typically employ one of two general strategies – devote resources to an all-out…

Matthew Slater: Actually, He’s That Good

Chuck Zodda has written about Matthew Slater as a punt gunner. He’s written about Slater as…

Matthew Slater Snuffs Out The Jacksonville Fake Punt

Through the first three weeks, the 2015 NFL season has been full of exciting special teams…

ITP Glossary: Wall Return

Playcalls, alignments, techniques, and concepts litter the commentary and writing about football. Inside the Pylon wants everyone to understand the game differently…

Building a Better Punt Gunner

Punt gunners are like underwear – the only time most people notice them is when something…

Super Bowl XLIX Recap: Jon Ryan vs Julian Edelman, Part 2

In Part 1, Chuck Zodda broke down the first half of Super Bowl XLIX and the…

Super Bowl XLIX Recap: Jon Ryan vs Julian Edelman, Part 1

The Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots both feature talented special teams performers. In the wake…

Matthew Slater: Special Teams Superstar

On Monday night, the New England Patriots attempted to take on the Kansas City Chiefs in…

Projecting The Patriots Special Teams In 2014

Some of the most important, game-changing plays in the NFL and college football take place on…