1. How Shane Vereen Can Become the Patriots' Most Valuable Offensive Weapon

    The loss of tight end Rob Gronkowski will force the New England Patriots to go back to the drawing board with their offense, but while the burden of replacing him will fall ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 months ago 6,380 reads 13 comments

  2. What Makes Brian Hartline the Dolphins' Most Reliable Receiver?

    Steady, consistent. Those are the two words that first come to mind when thinking of Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline . His play is defining those words with each week: He has an active streak of five games with at least five receptions...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 4,241 reads 38 comments

  3. Successfully Replacing Rob Gronkowski Will Take Everyone's Best Effort

    For the fifth time this season, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady put the team on his back and carried it through a fourth-quarter rally to a win...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 7,545 reads 30 comments

  4. Rob Gronkowski Injury a Nightmare Scenario for Patriots' Super Bowl Hopes

    The hits keep coming for the New England Patriots , and this could be the one that spells doom for their title hopes this season...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 65,437 reads 224 comments

  5. 5 Players Who Need to Finish Strong for the Buffalo Bills

    The Buffalo Bills ' playoff hopes may be over, but their season is not. With four games remaining, the Bills' players still have something to play for: their future with the team...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 3,990 reads 11 comments

  6. Breaking Down Olivier Vernon's Breakout Season for the Miami Dolphins

    The Miami Dolphins have one of the best pass-rushers in the NFL : Cameron Wake. They also selected a rookie pass-rusher with the third overall pick this year: Dion Jordan...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 6,111 reads 36 comments

  7. A Statistical Look at How the Patriots Have Replaced Lost 2012 Production

    It wasn't pretty, but the New England Patriots ' offense has made it through a tough start to the season and is now back in the discussion of the best units in the league as we head toward the 2013 playoffs...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 6,793 reads 18 comments

  8. Analyzing Playoff Scenarios for the Miami Dolphins

    The playoffs are in sight for the Miami Dolphins , and at 6-6, they have just as good a shot as anyone—and a better shot than several teams—of playing a football game or more in January...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 13,269 reads 56 comments

  9. Measuring the Impact of Rob Gronkowski on Tom Brady, Patriots Offense

    Tom Brady is the most important player on the Patriots offense, but Rob Gronkowski is giving him a run for his money...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 9,607 reads 19 comments

  10. Rex Ryan Coaching His Way Straight out of New York

    The New York Jets will most likely be embroiled in another quarterback search this offseason—the only ingredient this controversy is missing is Tim Tebow —but i f ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 11,664 reads 98 comments

  11. What Needs to Change for Geno Smith and the Jets Offense to Get It Together?

    It really doesn't matter if the New York Jets give Geno Smith another opportunity to prove he's a viable quarterback, or at least that he has the potential to blossom into one...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 4,413 reads 62 comments

  12. After Shaky Start to Season, Patriots Offense Back to Business as Usual

    The New England Patriots defense carried the team through the first part of the season, and it appears the offense is ready to return the favor as we hit the home stretch and get ready for the playoffs...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 7,939 reads 40 comments

  13. What Would It Take for the Buffalo Bills to Make the Playoffs?

    Not many expected the Buffalo Bills to be in the playoff hunt at this stage in the season, but if the Buffalo Bills are going to make a push for the postseason, there is next to no margin for error...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 9,105 reads 15 comments

  14. Does Stevan Ridley Really Have a Fumble Problem?

    Not all fumbles are created equal. That didn't stop Patriots running back Stevan Ridley from calling his fumbles "sickening" and saying, " I'm going to put a little more pressure ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 13,436 reads 41 comments

  15. Next 5 Weeks Will Shape Jets, Rex Ryan's Future, for Better or Worse

    Football purgatory. That's the only way to describe the state of the New York Jets as we head into Week 13 of the 2013 season...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 5,299 reads 139 comments

  16. What's Wrong with Geno Smith?

    All Rex Ryan had to say was "yes." But when asked about Geno Smith 's job security as starting quarterback, the Jets head coach didn't exactly offer a ringing endorsement...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 11,999 reads 80 comments

  17. Patriots Reestablish Themselves as AFC's Team to Beat with Win Over Broncos

    The New England Patriots can't earn a trip to the Super Bowl until January, but on a cold and windy night in November, they reminded the NFL that they are still one of, if not the, teams to beat in the AFC...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 26,965 reads 230 comments

  18. How the Patriots Can Keep the Broncos Pass Rush Off Tom Brady

    The New England Patriots relied on strong defensive efforts earlier in the season while their offense continued to find its identity and its groove. Injuries on defense, and the return of key players on offense, have turned the tables...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 4,882 reads 14 comments

  19. Where Do the Miami Dolphins Stand in the AFC Playoff Picture?

    The fifth seed in the AFC playoffs is virtually a lock to go to either the Denver Broncos or the Kansas City Chiefs . Both teams currently sit at 9-1, and whichever team does not win the AFC West will most likely finish with the top Wild Card spot...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 8,705 reads 23 comments

  20. Breaking Down Shane Vereen's Impact on Patriots Offense

    There was a noticeable spark in the Patriots offense on Monday night. That's because they got their spark plug back: running back Shane Vereen...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 3,762 reads 7 comments

  21. What to Make of Stephen Hill's Career Struggles

    Draft evaluation is best done three years down the road. In the case of New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill , however, some people have seen enough just 21 games into his professional career...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 2,595 reads 12 comments

  22. Are Defensive Injuries Too Much for Championship-Minded Patriots to Overcome?

    The New England Patriots are still searching for their identity on offense, but they're getting closer to that goal because of the return of key players like wide receiver Danny Amendola, tight end Rob Gronkowski and running back Shane Vereen...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 5,742 reads 23 comments

  23. Patriots Offense Still Struggling to Find and Maintain Identity

    Just when you think the New England Patriots have finally found their stride on offense, something happens that restores doubt. The Patriots have played 10 games this season, winning low-scoring grinders and high-scoring shootouts...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 3,318 reads 40 comments

  24. How the New England Patriots Can Stop the Rolling Carolina Panthers

    The games get bigger as the season wears on, and the Monday Night Football showdown between the Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots is a prime example...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 17,271 reads 80 comments

  25. What You See Is What You Get with Inconsistent New York Jets

    The New York Jets have to be taken seriously if they make the playoffs, regardless of their record, but they cannot be trusted to go beyond the first round unless they win two games in a row at some point this year...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 6,124 reads 63 comments