glossary

Glossary Entry: Route Stem

The route stem is the initial vertical segment of a receiver’s route, consisting of the part of a route before the receiver makes a cut. This terminology originates from the “route tree”, a grouping of different routes (traditionally numbered 1-9) that are taught as the basics of receiver route running. The route tree consists of…

Top 10 NFL Games of 2018: #9 Philadelphia @ Tennessee Week 4

The Philadelphia Eagles traveled to Nashville for a game against the Tennessee Titans in week 4 in which the two teams would exchange haymakers for four quarters and nearly an entire overtime. Both teams had made the playoffs in 2017 and were holding 2-1 records entering the contest. The two quarterbacks had already missed time…

Buffalo

The Buffalo…Browns?

On August 11, the Buffalo Bills shocked everyone by trading away young stars Sammy Watkins and Ronald Darby in two separate deals that were announced only minutes apart. Coming back in these trades were cornerback E.J. Gaines (from the Rams), wide receiver Jordan Matthews (from the Eagles), and a second and third round pick in…

San Francisco 49ers Offensive Formation Breakdown: Gun Far Pro Twins – Part 2

The San Francisco 49ers should improve over last year’s debacle of a season, where they finished 5-11. Beyond addressing regular team needs, new coach Chip Kelly is probably facing his last chance to try his no-huddle offense in the NFL. Much-criticized for not managing the clock properly, the style does provide some unique and interesting…

NFL Week 6 Fantasy Preview: Bengals Offense vs. Bills Defense

The undefeated Cincinnati Bengals travel to Orchard Park, New York, to meet the 3-2 Buffalo Bills in a battle of playoff hopefuls. Dave Archibald looks at the fantasy implications of the Bengals offense vs. Bills defense. Speculation that Buffalo starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor will miss the game with an MCL strain makes the Bengals decided favorites even on the…

NFL Draft Reach

Inside The Pylon Mock Draft: Rounds Two And Three

Inside The Pylon strives to provide deep, thoughtful analysis of football and our NFL Draft Profiles have allowed us the chance to get to know some of this incoming class. We’ve also been preparing for the 2015 season, scouting and assessing team needs in advance of a bigger, and better, season. Head Writer Mark Schofield, Senior Writers Dave Archibald, Brian Filipiak and Chuck…