Football Term Glossary

ITP Glossary: Closing Speed

The speed with which the defender exhibits moving from Point A to Point B to decrease the distance between themselves and the ballcarrier is known as closing speed. Acceleration, foot speed, and the angle the defender takes to get to the ball all factor into whether a defender displays great closing speed or not. These…

Mitch Trubisky On Two: Pocket Toughness

With the NFL Draft always approaching, Mark Schofield begins his look at QB prospects for 2017. With so much scouting to be done, Mark begins by continuing our series: On Two, in which Inside The Pylon examines two plays from a quarterback that address traits that scouts are talking about. I’ve written before about the relationship a quarterback has with the air above him: The clouds, the sun and the beautiful…