1. 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 ...

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  2. 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 18 hours ago 2,812 reads 14 comments

  3. 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 days ago 7,354 reads 25 comments

  4. 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 4 days ago 5,634 reads 17 comments

  5. 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 6 days ago 9,132 reads 79 comments

  6. 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 7 days ago 13,756 reads 28 comments

  7. 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 8 days ago 9,048 reads 11 comments

  8. 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 9 days ago 10,233 reads 5 comments

  9. 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 10 days ago 3,887 reads 5 comments

  10. 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 11 days ago 8,334 reads 11 comments

  11. 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 13 days ago 187,006 reads 215 comments

  12. 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 14 days ago 18,758 reads 46 comments

  13. 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 15 days ago 4,303 reads 5 comments

  14. 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 15 days ago 9,769 reads 21 comments

  15. 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 17 days ago 9,802 reads 18 comments

  16. 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 18 days ago 824 reads 6 comments

  17. 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 18 days ago 14,766 reads 12 comments

  18. 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 19 days ago 15,537 reads 51 comments

  19. 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 22 days ago 3,535 reads 3 comments

  20. 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 22 days ago 4,191 reads 16 comments

  21. 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 29 days ago 52,755 reads 78 comments

  22. 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 30 days ago 116,238 reads 104 comments

  23. 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 1 month ago 81,046 reads 348 comments

  24. Has Ryan Mallett Become the Forgotten Man in New England?

    In Outliers , author Malcolm Gladwell comes to the conclusion that success is often based on a set of circumstances, some of which are completely out of our control, that happen ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 month ago 14,340 reads 19 comments

  25. NFL's Most Underrated Players Heading into 2014

    Underrated, overrated, or just rated? It's a slippery slope of subjectivity. There are certainly players all over the league who deserve more credit than they receive, but why? And ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 month ago 34,135 reads 155 comments