1. What We Learned from Blake Bortles' NFL Scouting Combine Performance

    INDIANAPOLIS — We spend the majority of our time talking about 40-yard-dash times, three-cone drills, vertical and broad jumps and all the other skill tests these prospects ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 46,117 reads 83 comments

  2. Jace Amaro: Scouting Combine Results and Instant Reaction

    INDIANAPOLIS — As teams try to pull off their best impersonation of the New England Patriots' two-tight end offense circa 2010-12, tight ends like Texas Tech's Jace Amaro will ...

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  3. Taylor Lewan: Scouting Combine Results and Instant Reaction

    INDIANAPOLIS — To watch a 300-plus-pound offensive lineman run the 40-yard dash is not usually considered a thing of beauty, but several offensive linemen stood out with great numbers sprinting down the sideline at Lucas Oil Stadium...

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  4. Linebackers the Buffalo Bills Should Be Scouting at the Combine

    The Buffalo Bills have switched back and forth between a 3-4 and a 4-3 defense several times in recent years...

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  5. Joe Philbin's Accountability Tour Stops Short of Most Important Issue

    INDIANAPOLIS — Joe Philbin had his fallback line. Any time there seemed to be some doubt in his voice as he addressed the media at the scouting combine, he said something along the lines of: "I'm the one that's in charge of the workplace...

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  6. Wide Receivers the New York Jets Should Be Scouting at the Combine

    The New York Jets ' wide receiver position is easily the worst position on the team's roster, and the only way Geno Smith is going to take the next step in his development as a quarterback ...

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  7. Is Aaron Dobson the Big-Play Receiver the Patriots Need?

    The New England Patriots are considered a candidate to bring in an ultra-talented big-play receiver this offseason, but they are tight against the salary cap and don't have a lot of money to invest in the position...

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  8. Blame Players, Not Coaches, for Dolphins' Locker Room Fiasco

    We always want to blame the parents when the kids screw up. Sometimes, it's just bad kids. With NFL -appointed independent investigator and practicing attorney Ted Wells ...

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  9. New England Patriots Must Address Identity Questions in 2014 Offseason

    For years, the New England Patriots ' offensive attack has been predicated on putting the ball in the hands of quarterback Tom Brady and letting him go to work...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 9,525 reads 25 comments

  10. Buffalo Bills Defensive Line Must Continue to Dominate in Jim Schwartz's Scheme

    In 2013, the Buffalo Bills defensive line became the first in franchise history, and the first in the NFL since 2000, to have three defenders with 10 sacks or more...

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  11. Should Another NFL Team Take a Chance on Jonathan Martin?

    Not only is Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jonathan Martin facing unanswered questions about his personality off the field, but couple that with the fact he was playing some ...

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  12. How the Dolphins Can Best Spend Their $30 Million in Cap Space

    Twelve months ago, the Miami Dolphins took home the hypothetical trophy as the most active team in free agency. If they want to get closer to taking home a real trophy as the Super Bowl champion, they still have a long way to go...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 11,140 reads 30 comments

  13. Patriots' Offseason Priorities Must Include a Rob Gronkowski Backup Plan

    The Patriots ' tight end position was once the object of affection for the entire league, but now, it is one of the Patriots' biggest question marks headed into the 2014 season...

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  14. Stats the New England Patriots Must Improve in 2014

    Stats don't always tell the whole story, but they almost always tell part of the story. For the New England Patriots , that story includes more struggles than usual in the passing ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 9,138 reads 19 comments

  15. What the Next Chapter for the Miami Dolphins Offensive Line Could Look Like

    The Miami Dolphins can't take a mulligan on the 2013 season, but they can take a mulligan on the group that was most responsible for their downfall: the offensive line...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 10,899 reads 49 comments

  16. Where Should the Buffalo Bills Be Spending Their Money This Offseason?

    As the combination of head coach Doug Marrone and general manager Doug Whaley enter their second year, they will surely look to put their fingerprints all over the Buffalo Bills ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 2,960 reads 2 comments

  17. NFL Free Agents 2014: Updated Top 25 Players Available Post Playoffs

    Many of the NFL 's upcoming free agents have worked several years or longer to finally get their shot at a big contract. Only a select few of those players will earn top dollar...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 113,228 reads 159 comments

  18. Winners and Losers from Super Bowl XLVIII

    The 12th Man appeared to have a supernal effect on Super Bowl XLVIII. The Seattle Seahawks scored 12 seconds into each half and stomped the Denver Broncos, 43-8, for the first Super Bowl title in franchise history...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 30,874 reads 125 comments

  19. Assessing the Value of the New York Jets' Upcoming Free Agents

    The New York Jets were tight up against the salary cap in 2013, and as a result, they did a lot of bargain-basement shopping on some free agents who had some question marks but could be had on a cheap one-year deal...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 5,090 reads 6 comments

  20. Where Should the Miami Dolphins Be Spending Their Money This Offseason?

    The Miami Dolphins were one of the busiest teams in free agency last season, but they still have plenty of money to spend this year, and could be wielding over $30 million in salary-cap space this offseason...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 10,631 reads 65 comments

  21. Where Should the New York Jets Be Spending Their Money This Offseason?

    John Idzik knew what he was getting into when he accepted the job as the New York Jets ' new general manager last year. They were strapped tight against the salary cap in 2013 due to some poor decisions by the previous GM, Mike Tannenbaum...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 6,802 reads 23 comments

  22. Assessing the Value of Miami Dolphins' Upcoming Free Agents

    The Miami Dolphins were one of the most active teams in free agency in 2013, and if they want to maintain some players that became the nucleus of their team, they'll have to be active with a long list of internal free agents...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 6,153 reads 11 comments

  23. Buffalo Bills Defense Built to Be Successful Under Jim Schwartz

    It's funny, slightly ironic, that we'll now be calling the Mike Pettine era the "old guard" of the Buffalo Bills defense. Everything he brought to the table had such a new-school feel to it...

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  24. Dolphins Hiring Dennis Hickey as GM Highlights Exactly What's Wrong in Miami

    Seven men entered the Miami Dolphins general manager search, but only one man was left standing. Some were ruled out, others just wanted out, and Dolphins owner Stephen Ross was ...

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  25. Assessing the Value of Buffalo Bills' Upcoming Free Agents

    The first step in offseason preparation is to assess the talent on the roster. This process is not only in order to find out where improvements need to be made, but also to find out who should stay and who should go...

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