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Feast or Famine: 2019 NFC East Rookie Edition

In the NFL draft, certainty is a rarity. The league's history is littered with first round busts and late round gems. It all comes down to what a player can do on the field. Each season, rookies get the chance to prove their worth....

Packers Toughest 2019 Opponents

After tackling the overall coaching expectations, we now turn our attention to the Green Bay Packers matchups this year. Even with the 3rd place finish in the NFC North last season, it seems like Green Bay will have some difficult games. As a result,...

Every NFL Team’s Top Impact Rookie Candidate: NFC South

Apr 25, 2019; Nashville, TN, USA; Devin White (Louisiana State) is selected as the number five overall pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft in Downtown Nashville. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
For the next week, we will pick the rookie most likely to make the biggest splash on their new team. That could entail an instigator of a turn-around.

Every NFL Team’s Top Impact Rookie Candidate: NFC North

Jun 13, 2019; Allen Park, MI, USA; Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson (88) runs after a catch during practice at Lions Headquarters and Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
It seems like rookies are making league-altering impacts earlier than ever before. Playoff teams are relying heavily on first year players all over the field, and in many cases, they are delivering right out of the gate on the grandest stage.

Packers Coaching Expectations

After 13 seasons of the Mike McCarthy era, the Green Bay Packers have decided to enter 2019 with a different Head Coach. Matt LaFleur was hired to replace McCarthy after a second consecutive losing season. What are the Packers coaching expectations for 2019? Well,...

Four Marquee Matchups for Four Marquee Games

NFL Jan 12, 2019; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Chris Jones (95) reacts after a play during the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts in an AFC Divisional playoff football game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
Football is at its core, a collection of one-on-one matchups. Sure, schemes matter and the machine as a whole working together matters. But when it comes right down to the nitty gritty, game-breaking plays come from one man beating another man. 

Cardinals 2019 Roster Preview: Wide Receivers

A pass heavy offense isn't something new for the Arizona Cardinals. What may be new however, are the concepts and formations used by head coach Kliff Kingsbury. 11 personnel with the tight end in the backfield and the running back in the slot. Three...

The Real Chicago Bears Top 25 Of All Time

Chicago Bears Top 25
Recently, with 2019 being the Bears 100th season, notable Chicago Bears all-time player rankings have been released. Frankly, some of them have left a lot to be desired. So I decided to get a group of hardcore Bears fans together and compile a real...

Vikings Post-OTA Roster Projections: Defense and Special Teams

Jun 11, 2019; Eagan, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings free safety Harrison Smith (22) warms up before practice at TCO Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports
The Vikings OTAs are in the books and mandatory minicamp kicks off this week. After that, we will have about a month of free time before training camp starts

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Quick Look into Training Camp: Running Backs

Looking back on the historically prolific Buccaneers offense in 2019, it's hard to find a downside statistically. Well, not that hard. The Buccaneers run game was as close to ineffective as it gets. Ranking almost dead last in every category possible. Individually, Peyton Barber...

Which Second-Year QB is Ready to Shine?

It is established that an NFL starting quarterback is one of the toughest jobs a pro athlete can take on. A bad quarterback makes it much more difficult to win consistently in the NFL. With the excitement surrounding the 2019 draft and the signal...

Vikings, Rudolph agree to extension

Oct 7, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) reacts after a field goal in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports
A Vikings lifer will remain as such. Tight end Kyle Rudolph announced via Twitter last night that he and the Vikings have agreed to an extension through 2023.

Taking Bears Inventory: Tight Ends

For the next two weeks, Full Press Bears will be exploring every positional group on the Chicago Bears with the annual Taking Inventory series, evaluating their previous season and determining their projections, along with some requirements for success. Today, we continue with the tight...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Quick Look into Training Camp: Quarterback

Another phase of the offseason training activities is ending for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I will take a minute to look forward to what we will see from the quarterbacks in training camp. The first day of mandatory minicamp may tell a lot on...

Vikings Post-OTA Roster Projections: Offense

May 22, 2019; Eagan, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings center Pat Elflein (65) stretches during organized team activities at TCO Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: David Berding-USA TODAY Sports
The Vikings OTAs are in the books and mandatory minicamp kicks off this week. After that, we will have about a month of free time before training camp starts in earnest. 

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Jun 3, 2019; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor (75) practices during organized team activities at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Every NFL Team’s Top Impact Rookie Candidate: AFC South

For the next week, we will pick the rookie most likely to make the biggest splash on their new team. That impact could entail instigating a turn-around

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