This Week in Football Writing: December 21, 2015

Inside The Pylon works to deliver quality football content to our readers. This Week in Football Writing collects some of our favorite pieces from friends and colleagues last week and shares them with you.

The Art of the Rub: Pick Plays Catching on Among NFL Teams

Tim Graham, of The Buffalo News, writes about how the evolution of the rub route, or pick play,  as a response to aggressive man on man defenses seen across the league.

Sam Koch Has Changed the Punting Game – and Almost No One Noticed

ESPN’s Kevin Seifert uncovers how Baltimore Ravens punter, Sam Koch, has 10 distinct types of punts that he uses situationally to reduce the opportunity for the opposing team to gain a successful return.

Inside Malcolm Butler’s Journey from “Reject” Prospect to Revis Replacement

Dan Pompei with a great in-depth story on who the New England Patriots guided Malcolm Butler from West Alabama to Foxborough, including some candid quotes from Bill Belichick.

Super Bowl  100: What Will NFL Media Coverage be Like in 50 Years?

Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated put together a roundtable consisting of Mike Freeman, John Ourand, Peter Schrager, and Jenny Vrentas to discuss the future of Super Bowl media coverage in the NFL.

The Oral History Of The Dallas Runaway Golf Cart

Over at Complex Sports, Max Rappaport interviews the victims of one of the internet’s favorite gifs, the runaway golf cart at a Texas high school state championship game plowing through a crowd of people.

Let’s Redesign Every NFL Logo As Donald Trump And Make The League Great Again

Dave Rappoccio gave us the week’s best laughs with some really creative uses of the famous features of the former USFL owner.

Darrelle Revis Takes ‘Concussion’ Movie Personally

Kimberley A. Martin spoke with future NFL Hall of Fame cornerback Darrelle Revis after he attended the New York premiere of Concussion.

The High School Football Coach Who Never Punts

Fivethirtyeightsports and ESPN Films documentary directed by Jaime Schutz features Pulaski Academy coach Kevin Kelley who never punts.

The Must Follow List: @ITPylon’s Favorite Twits

Matt Waldman:

Louis Riddick:

Michael Gehiken:

Doug Farrar:

Kevin Clark:

Gregg Bell:

Inside the Pylon’s Football Fan Holiday Shopping Guide

Mike Freeman’s new book, “Two Minute Warning”

Alex Kirby‘s New England vs Seattle (Every Play Revealed)

Matt Waldman‘s 2015 Rookie Scouting Portfolio  – An amazing resource of player evaluation. Good for the hardcore fan, or fantasy guru in your life. Plus, ten percent of each purchase is donated to the Darkness to Light charity.

And for the true football obsessive in your life, consider the spring semester of The Scouting Academy.

Follow us on Twitter @ITPylon.

Inside The Pylon covers the NFL and college football, reviewing the film, breaking down matchups, and looking at the issues, on and off the field.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *