This Week in Football Writing – July 27, 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.

Why a Pit Crew Looks Like a Football Team

Sports Illustrated’s Andrew Lawrence examines how NASCAR teams assemble their pit crews using former college football players, like former Alabama walk-on Rowdy Harrell, a tire carrier for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

The End of the USFL

Greg Bishop and Jake Fisher look at the upstart league’s final night, a rainy evening in the Meadowlands.

Is Peyton Manning’s Regression Bound to Continue?

Doug Farrar argues that the quarterback’s regression has begun – and will continue this season.

Don’t Bludgeon the Man

MMQB’s Emily Kaplan profiles new 49ers Head Coach Jim Tomsula. Among the great anecdotes in here is this: Always call your parents.

2015 QB Tiers and Salaries

Jason Fitzgerald with OverTheCap.com compares ESPN’s quarterback rankings to their salary cap impacts. Newsflash: Tom Brady has a very team-friendly contract.

Brady’s Quick Release Leads New England to Super Bowl Win

WEEI’s Ryan Hannable breaks down how Brady’s quick snap-to-release time was crucial to New England’s Super Bowl run.

The Pass

Ricardo Lockette was the intended receiver on Super Bowl XLIX’s most memorable play, but the pass never arrived. The Seattle WR opens up about the play and the aftermath.

Time to Give the HOF the Silence they Deserve

News broke this week that the Pro Football Hall of Fame was denying Junior Seau’s daughter the chance to give his induction speech, on the grounds of recent policy designed to shorten the ceremony. Bleacher Report’s Mike Tanier deservedly took the HOF to task for this stance.

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