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Sam Monson

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Which first-year NFL head coaches are in the best position to succeed in 2021?

Seven first-time NFL head coaches were hired this past offseason, Urban Meyer and Brandon Staley among them. So, which will have the best chance at immediate success in the 2021 NFL season?

by Sam Monson 1 month ago

Where Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert, Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts need to improve most in 2021

Despite the varying amounts of success Joe Burrow, Justin Herbet, Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts had as rookies in 2020, all have room for improvement in their second year under center in the NFL.

by Sam Monson 1 month ago

NFL Preseason Week 1 Game Recap: Denver Broncos 33, Minnesota Vikings 6

The Minnesota Vikings chose to rest almost all of their starters, opening the door for the Denver Broncos to easily take control in the Week 1 NFL preseason outing.

New offensive coordinator Matt Canada is making smart changes to the Steelers' offense

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After the Pittsburgh Steelers faltered down the stretch in 2020, the changes made by new offensive coordinator Matt Canada could be the key to Pittsburgh's offense returning to form in 2021.

by Sam Monson 1 month ago

Mac Jones passes Patriots' initial tests in 2021 NFL preseason debut

New England Patriots rookie quarterback Mac Jones passes Bill Belichick's initial tests in his 2021 NFL preseason debut as he continues to compete with veteran Cam Newton for the starting job.

by Sam Monson 1 month ago New England Patriots

NFL Preseason Week 1 Recap: New England Patriots 22, Washington Football Team 13

Both offenses in this game struggled to convert yardage into points at times, but the New England Patriots were ultimately able to survive a late comeback attempt to beat the Washington Football Team 22-13 in Week 1 of the 2021 NFL preseason.

Dak Prescott, Baker Mayfield and more top NFL rookie preseason performances since 2013

Dallas Cowboys' Dak Prescott and Cleveland Browns' Baker Mayfield headline the top preseason performances since 2006.

by Sam Monson 1 month ago

Who are the best young linebackers in the NFL heading into the 2021 season?

The Indianapolis Colts' Darius Leonard and San Francisco 49ers' Fred Warner recently signed lucrative new contracts. So, which NFL players have a case to be the best young linebacker in the league?

by Sam Monson 1 month ago

NFL Defense Power Rankings: All 32 defenses ranked into 5 distinct tiers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers join the Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens in the top tier of NFL defenses.

by Sam Monson 1 month ago

NFL Offense Power Rankings: All 32 offenses ranked into 5 distinct tiers

The Cleveland Browns join the Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Green Bay Packers and the Buffalo Bills in the top tier of NFL offenses.

by Sam Monson 1 month ago

Sam joined PFF as one of the core members in the early days. He now co-hosts the PFF NFL Podcast, the PFF NFL Daily and covers all things NFL.

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