PFF's Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson are bringing you quick hitting daily episodes covering all of the up to date news in the NFL.
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson give their takeaways from the Chiefs' embarrassing loss to the Titans on Sunday where they only scored three points. How much trouble is Kansas City in? Is there still a way they can turn their season around?
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson react to the Browns' decisive win over the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football as they decide whether or not they think the Browns can continue to win with backup quarterback Case Keenum as starting QB Baker Mayfield remains injured.
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson discuss the rumors that Deshaun Watson, the Texans QB currently in a lot of trouble off the field, may be on his way to the Miami Dolphins in a trade that would likely include Miami's first-round quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. How likely is the trade to happen, and what would it mean for the rest of the NFL?
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson discuss Tennessee Titans star running back Derrick Henry, and, after yet another dominant performance on Monday Night Football against the Buffalo Bills, if he is deserving of some MVP consideration.
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson discuss Philadelphia Eagles QB Jalen Hurts and his performance so far this season. Does Hurts deserve more credit for his play this season, or should the Eagles front office be scouting quarterbacks leading up to the draft?
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson give their takeaways from watching the third overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, San Francisco QB Trey Lance, in his debut as the starter. The 49ers ended up losing to the Cardinals, but much more important in the long run for 49ers fans is how Lance played. Steve and Sam discuss whether or not 49er fans should be encouraged or discouraged by his performance.
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson react to the surprising news that the Dallas Cowboys released linebacker Jaylon Smith. Smith is only a few years removed from elite-level play – which teams should consider giving him a shot at redemption?
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson discuss Chiefs DI Chris Jones' usage this season. Kansas City has been using star pass rusher Chris Jones more on the edge this season, but it hasn't been working as well as when Jones was working inside. However, the Chiefs are desperate for a pass rush off the edge, and putting Jones on the edge ensures at least some productivity there. Do the Chiefs need to move Jones back to the spot he's best at, or should they prioritize having productive pass rushing off the edge?
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson are forced to revisit last week's conversation on whether or not the Los Angeles Rams are the best team in the NFC after the Arizona Cardinals handed them their first lost. Is it time to give Kyler Murray and co. the benefit of the doubt?
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson discuss the news that WR Rashod Bateman will be returning to the Ravens after dealing with injuries to start his rookie season. What does Bateman's skillset bring to Baltimore, and what can we expect from him in his first NFL action?
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson react to the Los Angeles Rams' encouraging 3-0 start. After defeating last year's Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, should Matthew Stafford and the Rams be considered the team to beat in the NFC?
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson react to the news that WR Josh Gordon, who has been suspended multiple times for issues with substance abuse since entering the league, has signed with the Kansas City Chiefs following his reinstatement. What does it mean for the Chiefs, who are coming off a divisional loss which sent them to the bottom of the AFC West through three weeks, and can the Chiefs get reliability from Gordon, the one thing the Seahawks, Patriots and Browns couldn't?
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson react to Justin Fields' rough first start as Chicago Bears QB, as Fields was sacked constantly and failed to put up any real threat leading the offense. Was Matt Nagy right to name Andy Dalton the starter at the beginning of the season, and what can the Bears learn from Fields' debut?
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson recap Thursday Night Football between the Texans and Panthers by addressing the elephant in the room: is this young Carolina defense a legit force to be reckoned with? Or are they yet to be truly tested? Steve and Sam discuss the 3-0 Panthers and whether or not their defense can carry them this season.
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson discuss the remaining teams that have yet to win a game as of Week 3 of the 2021 season, and who among them has the best chance of rallying and making it to the postseason.
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson discuss Bills quarterback Josh Allen's rocky start to the 2021 season and whether or not Bills fans should be concerned about their young franchise QB. Two weeks isn't enough data to draw any serious conclusion, but what of Josh Allen's play thus far can Allen shake off with time, and what might last throughout the season?
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson react to a rough injury weekend for starting NFL quarterbacks by breaking down a few of the backups you may not know much about and which of them (if any) have a chance to make an immediate impact if they need to start for an extended period.
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson ask the question many have been reluctant to ask: is Tony Pollard out-playing the highly-paid Ezekiel Elliott at the running back position for the Dallas Cowboys?
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson recap a wild Thursday Night NFC East showdown between the Washington Football Team and the New York Giants by giving their impressions of QB Taylor Heinicke's impressive showing, as well as what Giants fans should expect from the team after another tough loss.
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson go over the Baltimore Ravens' devastating monday night loss against the Las Vegas Raiders and what they learned from the Ravens' performance. It's only one game, but are there reasons to be concerned about the roster already?
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson dive into a topic that isn't fun to talk about, but it is a crucial part of what determines a team's success throughout an NFL season: injuries. Steve and Sam go through the biggest injury news from Week 1 of NFL action and discuss what to make of the injuries of players like Jerry Jeudy, Jason Verrett and more.
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson recap an exciting week one of regular season NFL action, as there were plenty of things to be surprised about. Steve and Sam discuss their thoughts on the biggest performances of the weekend, including the Texans' upset win over the Jaguars, Jameis Winston and the Saints, Sunday Night Football and more.
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson are so shocked by the Ravens' astonishing lack of injury luck to start off the season that they had to do an emergency pod to cover the ramifications and how big of a deal the loss of RB Gus Edwards and possibly CB Marcus Peters really is to Baltimore.
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson discuss the news that one of the best guards in the NFL Zack Martin recently tested positive for Covid-19 and will be out for the Dallas Cowboys' first game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Thursday night. Given the uncertainty around quarterback Dak Prescott's injury situation and Zack Martin's unavailability, should Cowboys fans start to get worried about the start of the season?
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson discuss the developing situation in Arizona with CB Malcolm Butler, who was recently placed on the Reserve/Retired list. If Butler is indeed going to hang up his cleats, what does that mean for a Cardinals secondary which will regularly be facing some of the league's best receivers in a very tough division?
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson discuss a few of the most significant injuries already affecting the NFL landscape in 2021, such as the unfortunate loss of players like Carl Lawson, Travis Etienne and Irv Smith Jr. Steve and Sam discuss how these injuries may affect the outcome of the season and what injury-afflicted teams can do to curb their losses.
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson react to the news that the New England Patriots have surprisingly cut quarterback Cam Newton, who many assumed would start the season as QB1 over 2021 NFL Draft first-round pick Mac Jones. Steve and Sam discuss why they think Belichick decided to make the move and what it means for the Patriots in 2021.
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson attempt to answer the question everyone in New England is asking after three preseason games for the Patriots: who should head coach Bill Belichick start Week 1: last year's QB Cam Newton or 2021 NFL Draft first-round pick Mac Jones? Each quarterback carries their own unique skillset and both have shown promise this preseason. Steve and Sam decide who the Patriots should name as their starter when they kickoff Week 1 of the regular season.
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson discuss PFF's newly-released Power Rankings for the 2021 NFL season. Steve and Sam go through the most interesting rankings and break down how it affects their view on the season.
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson discuss the news that the Los Angeles Rams have traded a "conditional conditional" fourth-round pick to the New England Patriots in exchange for RB Sony Michel. Michel, a former first-round pick in 2018, looks to take on a large role in the Rams run-heavy offense that will be missing their young star RB Cam Akers. Steve and Sam break down what the heck a conditional conditional pick is, what Sony Michel might add to Sean McVay's offense, and whether or not the Rams made a smart move in trading away yet another draft pick as a win-now move.
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson discuss the Jacksonville Jaguars and their new head coach Urban Meyer, who has gotten his team off to a rocky start so far this season. How soon is too soon to be concerned about the state of Meyer's team given a couple bad preseason showings, some key injuries and underwhelming player performances seem to be weighing the Jaguars down? What do Sam and Steve need to see to be convinced Coach Meyer is on the right track?
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson break down Jameis Winston's impressive preseason performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars on on Monday Night Football. With Drew Brees retiring, many thought New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton would have to choose between the lesser of two evils at quarterback in 2021 with Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston. But did Winston's dominant display on Monday night change how we should look at the QB situation in New Orleans?
Now that two weeks of preseason NFL action are behind us, PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson take a look at a few rookies who are catching their eye and may be working toward bigger roles in their rookie seasons than most would've thought.
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson react to the dominant performance put on by the Patriots rushing attack in Thursday's blowout preseason win over the Eagles. Rookie RB Rhamondre Stevenson continues to impress with his mix of size and agility, but how can he fit in in a backfield that includes plenty of other talented ballcarriers? Sam and Steve try to make sense of a topic that it seems each year Patriots HC Bill Belichick makes more complicated than it should be: the Patriots backfield.
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson react to Justin Fields' fantastic first outing as an NFL quarterback and discuss the ongoing competition in Chicago between Andy Dalton and Justin Fields. Should Justin Fields be the Bears' starting QB Week 1? If it's Dalton, how long is his rope?
PFF analysts Steve Palazzolo and Sam Monson continue their discussion on the best rookie performances from Week 1 of the 2021 NFL preseason as they turn their attention to the rookies who made the most of their NFL debut.