1. 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 3 days ago 10,659 reads 18 comments

  2. 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 5 days ago 33,587 reads 155 comments

  3. Notable NFL Players Facing Role Reductions in 2014

    It happens every year. Whether it's the NFL draft or free agency, some well-known veteran players always end up being put on notice by incoming offseason acquisitions by their respective team...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 23 days ago 26,903 reads 38 comments

  4. Can Mike Wallace Bounce Back in 2014 with Dolphins' New-Look Offense?

    Mike Wallace wouldn't admit that the offensive scheme was the source of his struggles, but it probably won't take long for us to find out the truth for ourselves...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 26 days ago 6,714 reads 10 comments

  5. Building the Franchise Backfield Blueprint for Today's NFL

    In the stock market, they call it "diversification." The theory: Instead of investing all your money into one asset, you spread money over a number of different investments...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 month ago 7,164 reads 25 comments

  6. Sammy Watkins Can Make Instant Impact in Buffalo Bills Offense

    Transcendent talents at wide receiver are hard to come by, but t he Buffalo Bills may have overpaid by giving up next year's first-round selection to move up five spots from No...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 month ago 11,408 reads 16 comments

  7. What We Learned from Jets QB Geno Smith's 2013 Season

    The New York Jets ' 2013 season often took on the personality of its quarterback: flashing brilliance at times, mired with inconsistency at other times. In the NFL , it's never about what you did last year...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 month ago 10,938 reads 187 comments

  8. What We Learned from Bills QB EJ Manuel's 2013 Season

    The Buffalo Bills drafted EJ Manuel 16th overall to be the franchise quarterback. A review of his rookie season shows that while he possesses some of the necessary tools to ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 month ago 8,252 reads 19 comments

  9. NFL Players with the Most to Prove in Offseason Workouts

    There are far better places to prove yourself than in an offseason workout in shorts and shells. No player can truly prove anything until the regular season begins on September 4...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 month ago 23,675 reads 24 comments

  10. Have the Buffalo Bills Done Enough to Get over the Hump in 2014?

    The Buffalo Bills ' regime is in its second year, but their time may already be running out. Quarterback EJ Manuel has yet to prove his worth as a young NFL quarterback and ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 month ago 10,022 reads 13 comments

  11. Consistency Is Key for Calvin Pryor's Success with the New York Jets

    Fear. Pain. Intensity. The New York Jets made Louisville safety Calvin Pryor their first-round pick for a number of tangible reasons, but the intangible ones are just as important to head coach Rex Ryan ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 month ago 4,074 reads 29 comments

  12. Where Does Jarvis Landry Fit into Dolphins' Plans at WR?

    After the Miami Dolphins spent over $100 million total on wide receivers Mike Wallace , Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson in March 2013, no one expected wide receiver to be anywhere near the top of the priority list just 12 months later...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 month ago 11,174 reads 58 comments

  13. Jimmy Garoppolo Could Be Next Tom Brady or Next Ryan Mallett for Patriots

    There is life after Tom Brady. The New England Patriots are fully aware that one day their Super Bowl-winning, two-time league MVP quarterback will retire. There is also life after Ryan Mallett, whose contract expires after the 2014 season...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 month ago 13,981 reads 25 comments

  14. Projecting the Miami Dolphins' New-Look Offensive Line

    The rebuild is complete. The Miami Dolphins have turned over four-fifths of their offensive line in a two-month span...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 month ago 16,823 reads 41 comments

  15. New York Jets Make Smart, Frugal Choices with 'Volume Approach' on Offense

    Throw a bunch of darts at the board, and see how many hit. That's the thinking behind the volume approach in the NFL team-building process, and the draft in particular: Bring ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 month ago 9,640 reads 27 comments

  16. 2014 NFL Draft: Breaking Down the AFC East Post-Draft

    Did anyone get closer to catching the New England Patriots, or are Tom Brady and Bill Belichick still kings of the throne in the AFC East? That's the question everyone in New ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 2 months ago 19,208 reads 157 comments

  17. New England Patriots' 2014 Draft: The Good, the Bad and the Baffling

    The New England Patriots were on the doorstep of the Super Bowl, but with their nine picks over the weekend, they chose to take the long view to keeping their franchise successful rather than the short view to get over the hump and win now...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 2 months ago 19,987 reads 34 comments

  18. Buffalo Bills 2014 Draft: The Good, the Bad and the Baffling

    The Buffalo Bills entered the 2014 NFL draft with six selections, but wound up making seven by the time it was done...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 2 months ago 8,403 reads 19 comments

  19. Miami Dolphins' 2014 Draft: The Good, the Bad and the Baffling

    The Miami Dolphins have not made the playoffs since 2008. If they want to finally break the trend, and finally break .500, they will need to get major contributions from their 2014 draft class...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 2 months ago 14,986 reads 63 comments

  20. New York Jets 2014 Draft: The Good, the Bad and the Baffling

    Rex Ryan is on the year-to-year plan as head coach of the New York Jets , so if he is going to stick around for any length of time, the Jets will need to get significant contributions from this year's draft class...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 2 months ago 14,409 reads 53 comments

  21. Patriots Finally Find Their Heir Apparent to Tom Brady in Jimmy Garoppolo

    The New England Patriots are hoping that Tom Brady magically discovers the fountain of youth and never has to retire. But they know, deep down, that's not going to happen. Because a fountain of youth doesn't exist...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 2 months ago 21,541 reads 36 comments

  22. Jace Amaro Adds Much-Needed Wrinkle to New York Jets Offense

    The New York Jets are stealing a page from the playbook of their division rivals, the New England Patriots ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 2 months ago 5,052 reads 22 comments

  23. NFL Draft 2014: Matching Remaining Day 2 Quarterbacks to QB-Needy Teams

    Blake Bortles to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Johnny Manziel to the Cleveland Browns. Teddy Bridgewater to the Minnesota Vikings. The first round of the 2014 NFL draft was full of surprises, trades and surprise trades for the top quarterbacks selected..

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 2 months ago 22,554 reads 28 comments

  24. Dominique Easley Could Be Vince Wilfork Successor or Big-Time Injury Bust

    Maybe former New England Patriots linebacker Willie McGinest knew something no one else knew. He seemed to foreshadow the Patriots' eventual first-round pick when he spoke to the media at Gillette Stadium before the NFL draft on Thursday...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 2 months ago 6,399 reads 18 comments

  25. Dolphins Reach for Need to Select Tennessee T Ja'Wuan James

    The Miami Dolphins were 60 percent of the way to a complete offensive line. They now hope to be up to 80 percent after using their first-round pick on Tennessee offensive lineman Ja'Wuan James...

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