The Jon Ryan Punting Experience – Return Creativity (Part 2)

The New England Patriots have shredded two of the best punt coverage units in the NFL in back-to-back weeks, making the Baltimore Ravens and the Indianapolis Colts look pedestrian. Now, as they take on the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX, an array of dazzling returns and special teams superstars could be poised to make a difference.…

2015 NFL Playoffs: Panthers at Seahawks Special Teams Preview

The Panthers at Seahawks special teams preview looks at the kickoff and punt coverage units, the return teams, plus the kickers and the punters for both teams. Connoisseurs of fine special teams skill, prepare to be disappointed. The Carolina Panthers managed to escape from the wreckage of one of the greatest special teams railroad catastrophes…

2015 NFL Playoffs – Bengals at Colts Special Teams Preview

The Bengals at Colts special teams preview looks at the kickoff and punt coverage units, the return teams, plus the kickers and punters for both teams. The Indianapolis Colts enter the game at 11-5, having conquered the AFC South. On special teams, they employ two strong specialists in Pat McAfee and Adam Vinatieri, in addition…

2015 Playoffs: Cardinals at Panthers Special Teams Preview

The Cardinals at Panthers special teams preview looks at the kickoff and punt coverage units, the return teams, plus the kickers and punters for both teams. The Arizona Cardinals enter the playoffs at 11-5, with most discussion centered on whether they are a capable playoff team without starting quarterback Carson Palmer or backup Drew Stanton.…

FCU Bowl Season 2014-15: Texas Bowl Preview

The College Bowl Season is upon us, and Pylon University is bringing the breakdowns on offense, defense, and special teams, along with the sport’s traditions and great moments. In this edition, it’s the Texas Bowl preview. The Matchup WHO: Arkansas Razorbacks (6-6) vs. Texas Longhorns (6-6) WHAT: AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl WHEN: Monday, December 29…

FCU Bowl Season 2014-15: Independence Bowl Preview

The College Bowl Season is upon us, and Pylon University is bringing the breakdowns on offense, defense, and special teams, along with the sport’s traditions and great moments. In this edition, it’s the Independence Bowl preview. The Matchup WHO: Miami Hurricanes (6-6) vs. South Carolina Gamecocks (6-6) WHAT: Duck Commander Independence Bowl WHEN: Saturday, December…

FCU Bowl Season 2014-15: Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl Preview

The College Bowl Season is upon us, and Pylon University is bringing the breakdowns on offense, defense, and special teams, along with the sport’s traditions and great moments. In this edition, it’s the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl preview. The Matchup WHO: North Carolina State Wolfpack (7-5) vs. University of Central Florida Knights (9-3) WHAT: Bitcoin…

FCU Bowl Season 2014-15: Quick Lane Bowl Preview

The College Bowl Season is upon us, and Pylon University is bringing the breakdowns on offense, defense, and special teams, along with the sport’s traditions and great moments. In this edition, it’s the Quick Lane Bowl preview. The Matchup WHO: Rutgers Scarlet Knights (7-5) vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (6-6) WHAT: Quick Lane Bowl WHEN:…

FCU Bowl Season 2014-15: Heart of Dallas Bowl Preview

The College Bowl Season is upon us, and Pylon University is bringing the breakdowns on offense, defense, and special teams, along with the sport’s traditions and great moments. In this edition, it’s the Heart of Dallas Bowl preview. The Matchup WHO: Illinois Fighting Illini (6-6) vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (8-5) WHAT: Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas…