Day Three: Thoughts On Quarterbacks Already Taken and Those Waiting

After two days of drafting, six quarterbacks are off the board. The New York Jets surprised a lot of people by making Christian Hackenberg the first signal caller taken on Day Two, while the New England Patriots selected Jacoby Brissett to play QB2 for the first four games of the season, and the Cleveland Browns…

Day Two Quarterback Fits

With the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft in the books, only three quarterbacks have heard their names called. As expected, the Los Angeles Rams selected Jared Goff with the first overall pick, and Carson Wentz was the next pick, second overall to the Philadelphia Eagles. Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch finally came off the…

Connor Cook: Comfort Food

Comfort food and football go together like apple pie and America. Mark Schofield takes this comparison to one of the quarterbacks in this year’s NFL Draft class: Connor Cook. Although not a standout with any one trait, Cook is solid across the board, not unlike your standby dish at your favorite restaurant.  We all have them,…

CFB Big Gain: Vernon Adams Connected With Taj Griffin On A Wheel Route

The Oregon Ducks have moved on from Marcus Mariota and his replacement is doing just fine. In their matchup with the Stanford Cardinal, Vernon Adams connected with Taj Griffin for a game changing touchdown pass. Mark Schofield demonstrates how a well-executed mesh concept resulted in the score. Last week, Inside the Pylon broke done some…

CFB Week 2 Collection

This is the 2015 CFB Week 2 collection of all content from Inside the Pylon.  Please also visit our Glossary, Podcast and NFL pages. Ohio State vs. Virginia Tech In Part 1, Mark Schofield previews Virginia Tech’s Man Coverage Schemes Against the Option, breaking down the film of last season’s game where the Hokies used a 3-3-5 defense and Cover 0 to slow down Ohio…

Friday Walkthrough: SEC Clashes With a Side of Flexbone

Some big games are on this weekend’s CFB slate. Our Friday Walkthrough will get you ready for all the action including the Florida State Seminoles visiting the Boston College Eagles. Head writer Mark Schofield breaks down what to expect this CFB weekend. Film Reviews First up are Mark Schofield’s play reviews from Week 2, in case you missed them: Deshaun…

CFB Film Review: Vernon Adams Wins Throw of the Week

Each week in college football, there are many wonderful throws but there can be only one winner. There were many contenders, including Deshaun Watson’s long strike against Appalachian State or Trevone Boykin’s 60-yard strike to Kolby Listenbee. Mark Schofield‘s inaugural Throw of the Week award goes to Vernon Adams ‒ and not for his impromptu left-handed toss in the…

Friday Walkthrough: Big Games in the SEC and in East Lansing

Some big games are on this weekend’s CFB slate. Our Friday Walkthrough will get you ready for all the action including the big rematch between Oregon and Michigan State. Head writer Mark Schofield breaks down what to expect this CFB weekend. Film Reviews Here are some pieces about last weekend in college football that you might have missed: Rosen Makes…

Final Walkthrough: College Football Is Back, Tonight

College football is back, kickoff to the FBS college season is hours away and this week’s Walkthrough is on a Thursday to get you ready for TCU at Minnesota, Oregon at Eastern Washington, and Ohio State visiting Virginia Tech. Head writer Mark Schofield and Shawn Spencer break down what to expect this CFB weekend. Film Previews Ohio State…

A Trait-Based Comparison of Vernon Adams and Marcus Mariota

Mark Schofield thinks Vernon Adams and Marcus Mariota share many of the same traits, making the transition from Heisman winner to FCS transfer easier for the Oregon Ducks. The big question is size, as Adams has the athletic ability and competitive toughness to succeed. In addition to familiarity with the offensive schemes used by Oregon, Adams displays many of the same…