This Week In Football’s Finest Writing & Tweeting – February 22, 2016

Inside The Pylon works to deliver quality football content to our readers. Football’s finest writing & tweeting collects some of our favorite pieces from friends and colleagues last week and shares them with you.

The Weekly Reading List

The Real Salary Increases Free Agents Should Look For

Jason Fitzgerald explains what NFL free agents need to do in order to maximize their earnings.


A Brief History Of Me Being A Nerd

Von Miller tells the story of growing up as a nerd in the football world with some help from Tony Jerrod-Eddie and Damontre Moore.


Leigh Steinberg: ‘I Would Never Try to Compete With My Younger Self’

Jenny Vrentas interviews agent Leigh Steinberg who is representing Paxton Lynch, and has represented greats such as Steve Young and Ben Roethlisberger.


Blanket Coverage: Pivotal, if unsexy, assistant coach moves

Greg A. Bedard runs through the offseason assistant coach hires that could make all the difference come next season.


NFL ponders changes to tests given at annual scouting combine

Tom Pelissero explains that the NFL has formed a committee to make sure that the combine is measuring relevant data.


Meet the Michigan State walk-on who will soon be a 1st-round NFL Draft pick

Bruce Feldman tells Jack Conklin’s unique story that includes some insights into Connor Cook and Ron Zook.

The Must Follow List: @ITPylon’s Favorite Twits

Mitchell Schwartz and Thomas Davis

The Book Corner

Mike Freeman‘s book, Two Minute Warning: How Concussions, Crime, and Controversy Could Kill the NFL (And What the League Can Do to Survive) is a tremendous read for football fans who care about the future of the game.

Fantasy football players who want to invest in next year’s success will find Matt Waldman’s Rookie Scouting Portfolio invaluable before they draft next season.

Alex Kirby’s 2014 book Speed Kills: Breaking Down The Chip Kelly Offense should be one of the better selling tomes in the Bay Area this offseason.

Our own Mark Schofield wrote 17 Drives, breaking down a key drive from each week of the 2015-2016 College Football Season, culminating in Alabama’s victory over Clemson to earn a national championship.


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