1. What Do Patriots' Recent Veteran Cuts Mean for the Defense?

    One man's loss is another man's gain, and while there are a lot of mixed feelings around NFL locker rooms at this time of year, there are opportunities opening up, and players need to be ready to capitalize...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 2 months ago 16,609 reads 11 comments

  2. Bills Offense Has Weapons, but EJ Manuel Showing Little Progress, Development

    The Buffalo Bills have done all they can to give EJ Manuel the help he needs on offense. Now, the second-year quarterback must help himself. Manuel's faults have been on display this preseason, but he has also shown signs of hope...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 2 months ago 10,915 reads 50 comments

  3. Tom Brady, Patriots Offense in Midseason Form in Dominant Showing over Carolina

    FOXBOROUGH—As sports writers, we are constantly asked to react to events at the drop of a hat. This column comes to you no more than an hour-and-a-half after the New England ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 2 months ago 7,786 reads 62 comments

  4. Miami Dolphins Must Use Dion Jordan as Versatile Chess Piece

    Dion Jordan is a jack of all trades. But by sticking the former Oregon linebacker at defensive end, the Miami Dolphins are hoping to make him a master of one: rushing the passer...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 2 months ago 4,713 reads 17 comments

  5. What Does the Future Hold for the Jets at Cornerback?

    With a top-notch defensive line that features Muhammad Wilkerson, Sheldon Richardson and Damon Harrison, it's going to be tough to run against the New York Jets defense...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 2 months ago 7,727 reads 27 comments

  6. Dolphins' Absent Running Game Increases Pressure on Ryan Tannehill

    It's a good thing the Miami Dolphins have weapons in the passing game like Mike Wallace , Brian Hartline, Charles Clay, Rishard Matthews, Brandon Gibson and rookie Jarvis Landry...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 2 months ago 5,879 reads 17 comments

  7. Geno Smith Showing Signs of Development with Both Arm and Legs

    There may or may not have ever been a true competition for the New York Jets ' quarterback position, but either way, Geno Smith is still the front-runner...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 2 months ago 9,226 reads 75 comments

  8. Jimmy Garoppolo's Strong Play Making Case for Patriots No. 2 QB

    FOXBOROUGH—For the first two weeks of training camp, New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo could not have looked much worse. He was usually good for an interception or a fumble (sometimes both) in each practice...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 2 months ago 14,177 reads 28 comments

  9. 5 Things to Watch in Patriots' Preseason Week 2 Matchup vs. Eagles

    The only things that can derail the New England Patriots ' season are injuries. In that sense, we'll get a good look at some of their plan B's in Friday night's game against the Philadelphia Eagles , set to kick off at 7:30 p...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 2 months ago 9,202 reads 11 comments

  10. Patriots' Trades for Jerel Worthy, Ben Bass Point to Tenuous Depth at DT

    FOXBOROUGH , Mass. — Eleven months ago, defensive tackles Chris Jones and Sealver Siliga were not even on the New England Patriots roster...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 2 months ago 10,357 reads 5 comments

  11. Bills QB EJ Manuel Shows Signs of Progress in Preseason Week 1 vs. Panthers

    Some NFL players use the preseason to knock the rust off. Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel used his first preseason action to remind the world of the areas where he struggled in 2013...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 2 months ago 4,094 reads 5 comments

  12. New York Jets Must Temper Expectations for Chris Johnson After Preseason Debut

    New York Jets running back Chris Johnson is a far way removed from the days when he was earning the moniker CJ2K. In the Jets backfield, it's going to be more like CJ?K...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 2 months ago 9,168 reads 11 comments

  13. Winners and Losers from NFL Preseason Week 1

    It's never too early to make sweeping conclusions about the NFL preseason. Oh, wait, yes it is. Well, that's not what we're going to do here...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 3 months ago 187,536 reads 215 comments

  14. Bill Lazor Offense Looks Like a Fit for Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins

    There were some questions as to whether Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill could ever adjust to a new system after spending six years on the short leash that was offensive coordinator Mike Sherman's scheme...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 3 months ago 19,113 reads 46 comments

  15. 5 Things to Watch in Dolphins Preseason Opener vs. Falcons

    The Miami Dolphins open up the preseason on Friday night against the Atlanta Falcons at 7 p.m. Eastern. It will be our first in-game look at the team in 2014; its last regular-season game was December 29, 2013, against the New York Jets ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 3 months ago 4,360 reads 5 comments

  16. Ryan Mallett's Strong Training Camp Takes a Hit in Inconsistent Preseason Opener

    Given the opportunity to start in the New England Patriots ' preseason opener against the Washington Redskins , Thursday night could have been a showcase for quarterback Ryan Mallett ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 3 months ago 9,976 reads 20 comments

  17. New England Patriots Secondary Managing Expectations While Jelling as a Unit

    On Friday, cornerback Ty Law was inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame. As part of a secondary that included the likes of Lawyer Milloy, Otis Smith, Rodney Harrison and others, ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 3 months ago 9,953 reads 16 comments

  18. Can the Miami Dolphins Survive at Center Without Mike Pouncey?

    At center, the Miami Dolphins have to make a snap judgment. At this point, it looks like a long shot for Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey to be ready for Week 1 against the New England Patriots ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 3 months ago 932 reads 6 comments

  19. Seantrel Henderson Has Potential to Be Huge Steal for Buffalo Bills

    There was never much doubt about Seantrel Henderson 's talent coming out of Miami . There were plenty of doubts, however, about his character. In the seventh round of the 2014 NFL draft, the Buffalo Bills were willing to take that risk...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 3 months ago 15,613 reads 12 comments

  20. Short Start in Hall of Fame Game Gives EJ Manuel Plenty to Learn from

    It only took seven throws, but Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel showed the world he still has areas where he must improve before the 2014 season begins. Manuel went 2-of-7 for 19 yards on Sunday night against the New York Giants ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 3 months ago 20,041 reads 51 comments

  21. Andre Reed: Inside the Legacy of 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee

    It's about time. After eight straight years as a finalist, former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Andre Reed will finally have his career and face immortalized in Canton, Ohio, in the NFL Hall of Fame as a member of the 2014 class...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 3 months ago 3,636 reads 3 comments

  22. What We Learned from Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill's 2013 Season

    If the Miami Dolphins offense is going to go from a good offense to a great one, quarterback Ryan Tannehill will have to do the same...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 3 months ago 4,275 reads 16 comments

  23. Charles Clay Enters 2014 NFL Season as League's Best Secret Weapon

    Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill dropped back from under center and executed a picture-perfect play-action fake...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 3 months ago 54,236 reads 78 comments

  24. NFL Players Due for a Reality Check in 2014

    Not everyone can be successful every year. When predicting which NFL players could be in for a down year, several factors must come into play...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 3 months ago 116,371 reads 104 comments

  25. Best Emerging QB-WR Combinations in the NFL Today

    Every quarterback needs that receiver he can trust to be in the right spot at the right time and to come down with the ball in his hands in clutch moments. Sometimes, the relationship builds almost instantaneously...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 3 months ago 81,237 reads 348 comments