Ali Marpet

Under the Microscope: Ali Marpet

The rare “30-30-30” guy. That is what Hobart head coach Mike Cragg said NFL scouts were calling Tampa Bay Buccaneers right guard Ali Marpet when they would visit the small campus in Geneva, New York. Marpet was not only showcasing dominant traits on film (Hobart plays on the NCAA’s Division III level), but he also posted…

Carolina Panthers Need

Why the Carolina Panthers Need to Read Inside the Pylon

The Panthers are coming off of a Super Bowl appearance, and have struggled at the outset of the 2016 season. Mark Schofield outlines mistakes they’ve made and explains why the Carolina Panthers need to read Inside the Pylon. Now, I know that Inside the Pylon is a relatively new kid on the proverbial football media block. We’ve only been around for…

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ITP Glossary: Encroachment

Football is littered with specialized terminology. From punt gunner to climbing the pocket, commentators rarely get to explain everything you need to know before the next play. Inside The Pylon’s glossary was developed to give fans a deeper understanding of the game through clear explanations, as well as image and video examples. Please contact us with any terms…

Offensive Line Value: Finding The Blind Spot in Blindside Protection

For well over a decade, the NFL has placed more and more emphasis on the passing game. With this emphasis has come an increased importance on protecting quarterbacks, especially their blindsides. Dave Archibald discusses the offensive line value that can be found when teams veer from the accepted practice of investing disproportionately at left tackle. Michael Oher…