1. What to Make of Brandon LaFell's Early-Season Struggles

    When the New England Patriots signed Brandon LaFell as a free agent this offseason, the hope was that the 6'3", 210-pound wide receiver would provide a big-bodied presence that has been sorely missing from the Patriots offense...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 hours ago 3,088 reads 5 comments

  2. How Much Blame Falls on Ryan Tannehill for Dolphins' Passing Woes?

    Assigning blame over the happenings of a football game can be a slippery slope. Decisions are made in the blink of an eye by coaches trying to capitalize on weaknesses in an opposing team and by players trying to get in position to make plays...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 day ago 6,378 reads 60 comments

  3. Jets Defense Has a Long Way to Go Before Shutting Down Top QBs Again

    There are few defensive masterminds in the NFL quite like Rex Ryan . There are probably fewer who face the Jets ' current issues in the secondary...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 2 days ago 3,140 reads 16 comments

  4. New England Patriots Prove They're Still Alive Among AFC's Elite

    Breathe easy, Patriots fans. Your team isn't dead to rights in the AFC race just yet. It was a long week in New England, with scrutiny raining down like hail as the team faced its first 0-1 start in a decade...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 4 days ago 17,475 reads 91 comments

  5. How Can the Miami Dolphins' Defense Slow Down EJ Manuel?

    Familiarity is a common theme when division rivals face off, but the Miami Dolphins are heading into uncharted territory as they travel to Buffalo to take on the Buffalo Bills in Week 2...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 days ago 7,492 reads 27 comments

  6. Brutal Upcoming Schedule Will Make or Break the Jets Defense

    The NFL schedule-makers must have had it in for the New York Jets when they put together the 2014 schedule. The Jets couldn't have asked for a much better opening game than to host the Oakland Raiders in Week 1...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 days ago 3,702 reads 10 comments

  7. Robert Woods Can Be as Important to Bills Offense as They Let Him Be

    The odds were never in Robert Woods ' favor. The Buffalo Bills are a running football team. He was the No...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 days ago 4,708 reads 12 comments

  8. What Will the Dolphins Do at Linebacker Without Dannell Ellerbe?

    Timing is everything. Miami Dolphins linebacker Dannell Ellerbe injured his left hip in the Dolphins' 33-20 Week 1 win against the New England Patriots on Sunday, and he will be placed on injured reserve, according to head coach Joe Philbin...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 9 days ago 11,948 reads 38 comments

  9. How Tom Brady, Patriots Offense Can Get Back on Track

    If the New England Patriots offense can perform for the rest of the season like it did for the first 30 minutes of the opening game, they will be tough to stop...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 days ago 11,734 reads 78 comments

  10. Offensive Line Must Improve in Order for Patriots to Remain Among AFC's Elite

    Offensive linemen generally don't make headlines unless something goes wrong. Well, a lot of things went wrong for the New England Patriots offensive line in the team's 33-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 1...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 days ago 6,017 reads 43 comments

  11. 10 Predictions for the Buffalo Bills' 2014 Season

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. The Buffalo Bills have had six different head coaches and 12 different quarterbacks since the last time they made the playoffs in 1999...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 days ago 7,497 reads 23 comments

  12. 10 Predictions for the Miami Dolphins' 2014 Season

    The Miami Dolphins came so close to making the playoffs in 2013, and they may have to cross that plateau if they want to maintain the status quo through 2014 and beyond...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 13 days ago 12,141 reads 32 comments

  13. 10 Predictions for the New York Jets 2014 Season

    The New York Jets had a collectively unpredictable season in 2013, full of highs and lows—alternating between the two each week for the first 10 games of the season before ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 13 days ago 10,614 reads 43 comments

  14. 10 Predictions for the New England Patriots 2014 Season

    If you had told anyone before the 2014 offseason began that the New England Patriots would make the biggest free-agent signing in the NFL and that they would make one of the biggest ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 13 days ago 21,300 reads 54 comments

  15. Tough Early Stretch Will Test Buffalo Bills' Patience with EJ Manuel

    After playing only 10 games in 2013, there are still significant questions about whether EJ Manuel is worthy of the title of starting NFL quarterback for the Buffalo Bills ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 14 days ago 3,650 reads 12 comments

  16. Dolphins New-Look Offense Faces Tough Challenge in Patriots New-Look Defense

    Week 1 of the NFL season is always a case of the unknown and the unexpected. Every team has made additions and subtractions to their roster, but no one is exactly sure what to expect...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 15 days ago 6,006 reads 28 comments

  17. Even in Limited Participation, Rob Gronkowski Can Make Huge Impact in Week 1

    Eight months after reconstructive surgery to repair his right ACL, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will play Week 1 against the Miami Dolphins . His role will be limited, but his impact on the field could be tremendous...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 16 days ago 7,440 reads 9 comments

  18. Ryan Mallett Trade Puts Spotlight on Jimmy Garoppolo as Patriots' Future QB

    The Ryan Mallett era is over in New England. It never truly began anyway. The Patriots traded Mallett to the Houston Texans for a conditional draft pick in 2015. The trade was first reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 18 days ago 17,853 reads 44 comments

  19. Aaron Dobson Looks Ready to Go for Regular Season

    If the New England Patriots ' final preseason game is any indication, wide receiver Aaron Dobson should be ready to contribute from an early stage in the regular season...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 20 days ago 10,371 reads 24 comments

  20. Jimmy Garoppolo's Strong Preseason Not Enough for Patriots to Cut Ryan Mallett

    After a few strong preseason performances, New England Patriots rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo had begun to earn the nickname "Jimmy Gameday...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 21 days ago 11,756 reads 22 comments

  21. Which Patriots Players Stand to Benefit from Logan Mankins Trade?

    The New England Patriots locker room was filled with sadness in the wake of the trade that sent guard Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 22 days ago 15,307 reads 27 comments

  22. Stephen Hill Trade Rumors Are Whispers That Will Fall on Deaf Ears

    Nothing is guaranteed in the NFL . New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill has been pretty secure in his job, being a former second-round pick with a world of athletic potential...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 23 days ago 1,174 reads 0 comments

  23. Trading Logan Mankins for Tim Wright Gives Pats Much-Needed Depth at 'Move' TE

    Ever since the New England Patriots released tight end Aaron Hernandez after he was arrested for allegedly murdering Odin Lloyd in June 2013, the search has been on for more depth at tight end...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 23 days ago 37,612 reads 83 comments

  24. 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 24 days ago 16,544 reads 13 comments

  25. 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 26 days ago 10,777 reads 50 comments