glossary

ITP Glossary: Illegal Contact

Different than defensive holding or pass interference, the penalty constitutes contact initiated beyond five yards from the line of scrimmage while the quarterback (or any player who receives the snap) is still in the pocket. Per the NFL Rulebook, contact is legal within five yards of the line of scrimmage, as long as the it…

Mike Daniels

Sack Lunch: Mike Daniels Creates Pressure from the Inside

In his Sack Lunch series, Jon Ledyard looks at a particularly impressive pass-rushing performance from the past weekend’s games, highlighting techniques, moves, or athletic traits that brought each player success. In this installment, Jon looks at the traits that make interior defensive lineman Mike Daniels special, focusing on a sack against the Minnesota Vikings. Green Bay Packers defensive lineman…

How Sam Bradford Will Help Adrian Peterson–At Last

After a devastating injury to starting QB Teddy Bridgewater, the Minnesota Vikings will be looking to rely on their running game and their stars on defense to return to the playoffs. Following a lackluster performance against the Tennessee Titans, the Vikings will turn to quarterback Sam Bradford to help improve the performance of Adrian Peterson. Before perhaps…