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ITP Glossary: Scramble Drill

The language of football is often confusing: play calls, alignments, techniques, and concepts litter the commentary and writing about the game. In addition to providing superb content, Inside the Pylon seeks to educate and inform.  To this end, we have created a glossary which will assist even the casual fan in understanding some of the more obscure parts of the game of football. Scramble…

Logan Ryan & The Double Move

The New England Patriots secondary looks much different headed into 2015, losing the irreplaceable Darrelle Revis, the much-flagged Brandon Browner and the underappreciated Kyle Arrington from last season’s Super Bowl champions. One of the players who needs to step into a prominent role is third year cornerback Logan Ryan. Pass defense aficionado Dave Archibald looks at Ryan’s…

Patriots Pass Defense: Defending Tight Ends — Trying, Anyway

The New England Patriots’ pass defense has been a strength this season, with new arrivals Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner keying coverage that has been stifling at times. Dave Archibald explores a potential weakness for the team entering Saturday’s playoff opener against the Baltimore Ravens. If the Patriots defense has an Achilles’ heel, look no…

Reel Film Recap Week 14

Each week Inside The Pylon takes a look at some of the standout offensive plays from around the NFL in Reel Film Recap. In this edition Mark Schofield looks at Teddy Bridgewater beating the New York Jets blitz, how the Arizona Cardinals righted the ship, the Denver Broncos‘ revamped offensive line, and the key to…

NFL Draft Reach

Wilting for Williams: The Race to the First Overall Pick

Barring an upset the size of the Loma Prieta earthquake, the Oakland Raiders appear to have the number one overall pick in the NFL draft locked up. The real race is now for the number two pick, who the Raiders should draft, but won’t. The race to the first overall pick is currently controlled by…