Why Does Bill Belichick Hate the Fifth Round? (updated)

For the Patriots, as with everyone else, the draft is a critical time to address your needs. Not only their success but also Bill Belichick’s emphasis on versatility makes his drafting strategy one of interest. So, Dave Archibald wonders, what the heck is with the fifth round? On Friday, the New England Patriots traded a 2020 fifth-round…

Stunt Indicators

Blitz and Stunt Indicators

If you’re watching the game from home, how can you tell when a blitz or defensive line stunt is coming? This article shows blitz and stunt indicators as well as how offenses react to them. Blitzing and defensive line stunts are all about timing as well as spacing.  One spacing indicator of defensive line stunts…

ITP Chat: Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings

When the ITP staff isn’t writing about football, chances are they are watching football. On Sunday afternoon, they watched and chatted about the Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings Wild Card matchup, and we have the results. Deep freeze shatters #Vikings #Gjallarhorn. Kickoff forecast: -3. #SEAvsMIN https://t.co/woGDfPZwV8 pic.twitter.com/XrLHiwNHSA — KARE 11 (@kare11) January 10, 2016 David…

glossary

ITP Glossary: Climbing The Pocket

The language of football is often confusing: play calls, alignments, techniques, and concepts litter the commentary and writing about the game. Inside the Pylon wants to aid everyone in developing a deeper understanding of the game, so our glossary entries will offer clear explanations and video examples to that end. We hope we can help you to enrich your experiences with the game of…