Victor Cruz

An Ode to Victor Cruz

On a warm August night in 2010, undrafted free agent wide receiver Victor Cruz burst onto the New York City scene. The Giants and Jets were facing off in their annual Snoopy Bowl, opening their new shared MetLife Stadium. The physical matchup, which saw Giants quarterback Eli Manning suffer a vicious cut on his forehead…

10 Scouting Rules: # 6 Film Not Workouts

Director of the Scouting Academy and ITP contributor Dan Hatman has written ten short pieces using Matt Miller’s tweet list as inspiration, hoping to illuminate readers on aspects of the scouting and player evaluation business that are misunderstood, glossed over, or ignored. This is Part 6, Film Not Workouts. NFL Hall of Famer Paul Warfield once noted that his coach, Blanton Collier,…

Patriots Super Bowl History In The Brady Belichick Era

Super Bowl XLIX is the sixth appearance in the big game for Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, an unprecedented feat in NFL Playoff history. When the New England Patriots square off with the Seattle Seahawks, history will be on the line. Looking back at the film has helped Inside The Pylon prepare for this season’s game, but…