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Diante Lee

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Los Angeles Chargers: Can Brandon Staley retool his defense in one offseason?

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Brandon Staley's Los Angeles Chargers defense fell short of expectations in 2021, so building up the unit is now a top priority during the 2022 offseason.

by Diante Lee 2 months ago Los Angeles Chargers

Minnesota Vikings: How will the team's veterans fit into Ed Donatell's defense?

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The Minnesota Vikings are under new leadership for the 2022 NFL season, including former Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Ed Donatell taking over in the same role.

by Diante Lee 2 months ago

Lee: How NFL defenses attacked five-man protections in 2021

While having five offensive linemen to protect against five rushers seems rather straightforward, defensive schemes aim to complicate such situations to generate pressure.

by Diante Lee 2 months ago

Building a defensive package with the top 2022 NFL Draft prospects: Defensive backs

LSU's Derek Stingley Jr. and Notre Dame's Kyle Hamilton lead the way when building a defensive package among 2022 NFL Draft defensive backs.

by Diante Lee 2 months ago

Lee: Final thoughts on the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl 56

Breaking down three underrated storylines when the Cincinnati Bengals take on the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl 56.

by Diante Lee 3 months ago

Building a defensive package with the top 2022 NFL Draft prospects: Linebackers

Georgia's Channing Tindall and Wyoming's Chad Muma lead the way when building a defensive package among 2022 NFL Draft linebackers.

by Diante Lee 3 months ago

Building a defensive package with the top 2022 NFL Draft prospects: Defensive Line

Michigan's Aidan Hutchinson and Georgia's Jordan Davis lead the way when building a defensive package among 2022 NFL Draft defensive linemen.

by Diante Lee 3 months ago

Lee: Biggest likes and dislikes from the 2022 NFL divisional round

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From Josh Allen's heroic performance, albeit one that fell short, for the Buffalo Bills to the Green Bay Packers' abysmal special teams, here is the best and worst from the 2022 NFL divisional round.

by Diante Lee 3 months ago

NFL Divisional Round Game Recap: San Francisco 49ers 13, Green Bay Packers 10

Wide receiver Deebo Samuel led the San Francisco 49ers to a 13-10 playoff victory over quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers Saturday night.

Lee: Ranking potential free agent defenders by key positional metrics

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From cornerback J.C. Jackson to interior defender Folorunso Fatukasi, PFF's Diante Lee takes into account various metrics to rank his top defenders set to hit the free agent market.

by Diante Lee 3 months ago

2022 NFL Playoffs Divisional Round: How the Los Angeles Rams get the most out of their offensive stars

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The Los Angeles Rams have positioned themselves to lean on star talent during the 2022 NFL playoffs, and it has paid off behind veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford.

by Diante Lee 3 months ago

NFL Wild Card Game Recap: Cincinnati Bengals 26, Las Vegas Raiders 19

Quarterback Joe Burrow led the Cincinnati Bengals to a 26-19 playoff victory over quarterback Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday.

Havoc: Using big plays to profile 2022's playoff defenses

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PFF's Diante Lee uses "havoc" to profile and display difference between the 14 defenses in the NFL playoffs.

by Diante Lee 4 months ago

Lee: What might the future hold for former Dolphins head coach Brian Flores?

The surprise of NFL's Black Monday was the Miami Dolphins firing head coach Brian Flores, who led the team to a 9-8 record in 2021.

by Diante Lee 4 months ago

NFL Week 18 Game Recap: Cleveland Browns 21, Cincinnati Bengals 16

The Cincinnati Bengals rested their starters and even some key backups as they gear up for a playoff run, paving the way for the Cleveland Browns and Case Keenum to come out on top in Week 18.

Lee: Trevon Diggs' 11 interceptions, narrative building and painting complete pictures

Much has been made of Trevon Diggs' incredible 2021 NFL season from a turnovers perspective, but his overall performance in coverage paints a less stellar picture.

by Diante Lee 4 months ago

Lee: The Miami Dolphins' win streak was fraudulent, but it'll help push football forward

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The Miami Dolphins don’t get to take singular credit for the RPOs spread around the league, but their seven-game win streak was an interesting peek into the future of professional football.

by Diante Lee 4 months ago

NFL Week 17 Game Recap: Pittsburgh Steelers 26, Cleveland Browns 14

Running back Najee Harris led the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 26-14 victory over quarterback Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns on Monday Night Football.

NFL Week 17 Game Recap: San Francisco 49ers 23, Houston Texans 7

Rookie quarterback Trey Lance took care of business against the Houston Texans in Week 17, leading the San Francisco 49ers to a 23-7 win.

Lee: Baker Mayfield is the obstacle the Cleveland Browns need to overcome

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It’s time to tell the truth about QB Baker Mayfield. The former No. 1 overall pick who was meant to lift the Cleveland Browns into AFC contention now looks like the biggest hole on the Browns roster.

by Diante Lee 4 months ago Cleveland Browns
Bio

Diante Lee is a freelance writer from San Diego that started with PFF in February of 2020. College football is his focus, but you'll see and hear him giving NFL analysis occasionally. He looks to marry data with film to give readers a 360-degree view of the game.

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