glossary

ITP Glossary: Counter Trey

The counter trey is a running play that perfectly combines deception and physicality. The down blocks on the playside move downhill and hit hard, while a fake in the backfield freezes the defense enough to allow two pulling linemen to charge the playside to wipe out the defensive front for the runner. Nearly every team…

Matthew Stafford Establishing

Is Matthew Stafford Establishing a New Baseline?

The Lions’ offense faced questions entering this season, and have quelled any doubts to this point. Matthew Stafford establishing himself as a premier quarterback might have even converted a lifelong Patriots fan. Dave Archibald breaks down the Lions’ signal caller most recent late-game heroics, something the veteran is making habitual. The 2016 season marks Detroit Lions quarterback…

NFC Wild Card Preview: Green Bay vs. Washington

The NFL Playoffs kick off with a NFC Wild Card matchup between the 5th-seeded Green Bay and the 4th-seeded Washington. The ITP editors have collected our coverage of these two teams from the 2015 regular season. Washington When Robert Griffin III was lost last year, Mark Schofield showed how Washington’s offense could succeed with Kirk Cousins under center.…

2016 NFL General Manager Candidates

Putting together a successful football team is a daunting task, and finding the right person for that task is crucial. The candidate must be capable of evaluating talent, managing the salary cap, and performing many other duties. Dan Hatman explains the NFL general manager position and reveals some of the potential GMs currently in the NFL.…

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Art, Science and Magic of Quarterbacking: Torque

Mark Schofield spent a short lifetime playing quarterback. Now he is in the midst of a second lifetime watching, evaluating, and writing about the position. In this summer series covering techniques for playing QB he takes us through some of the books he used to learn to play the position, using film to illustrate these important concepts. Many small elements comprise…

glossary

ITP Glossary: Hold Up Technique

Football is littered with specialized terminology. From wide 9 technique to personal protector, 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…