This Week in Football Writing – April 21, 2015

Inside The Pylon works tirelessly to deliver quality football articles to our readers. But writers around the internet produce high-level football writing every day, some of which you may have missed.

This Week in Football Writing pulls together some of our favorite pieces and shares them with you to ensure our loyal readers have access to the great work being produced about the sport we love.

Your Votes Don’t Count: How Sports Stadium Welfare Deals Shut Out The Public’s Voice – Neil DeMause

Vice Sports, Neil DeMause, writes that St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke has announced plans for a stadium in Los Angeles in an effort to increase get some city – and its taxpayers – to pay for his stadium.

The Elephant in the Draft Room: X Marks the Spot – ChiefHackett

Arrowhead Pride writer ChiefHackett (@shackett) breaks down the Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver situation and diagnoses what type of player would be the best fit in Andy Reid’s offense.

Seattle Seahawks Cover 3 Pattern Matching: 3 Buzz Mable – James Light

James Light discussed how Pete Carroll adjusts the 3 buzz mable coverage scheme to keep even elite quarterbacks guessing.

One in Six NFL Players Goes Bankrupt Within 12 Years of Retirement – Ben Leubsdorf

The Wall Street Journal reporter discusses a working paper released by the National Bureau of Economic Research that analyzes bankruptcy rates of retired NFL players. The sample includes 2,000 players drafted between 1995 and 2003.

Robert Griffin III Eagerly Preparing for Vital Season with Redskins – Jeff Darlington

The NFL.com reporter sits down with Robert Griffin III to discuss how the inconsistent QB used inspiration from last season’s offseason workout with New England Patriots to prepare for taking command of the Redskin’s offense this season.

Hayward has Plenty of Work To Do – Aaron Nagler

The Cheesehead TV co-founder and Sports Illustrated writer analyzes Green Bay Packers fourth year cornerback, Casey Hayward. Nagler posits that Hayward must focus on imporiving his technique, as well his play in man-coverage to be the shutdown CB the Packers need.

No Ordinary Agent – Emily Kaplan

If you’re a sucker for unheralded draft prospects, you’ll enjoy this Emily Kaplan article on Joe Linta, who is most known for being Joe Flacco’s agent but specializes in finding diamonds in the rough

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