1. Can Isaac Sopoaga Fix the Patriots Woeful Run Defense?

    With the New England Patriots sending a fifth-round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles for defensive tackle Isaac Sopoaga and a sixth-round pick, a trend is developing...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 months ago 17,439 reads 68 comments

  2. Miami Dolphins Must Stay Committed to Running Game to Right the Ship in 2013

    We'll never know for sure whether Ryan Tannehill is the quarterback of the future for the Miami Dolphins , unless the Dolphins stay as balanced on offense as they've been (or tried to be) over the past two weeks...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 months ago 3,097 reads 30 comments

  3. Why Week 8 Blowout Loss Proved Jets Have Problems on Offense and Defense

    Win. Loss. Back and forth the New York Jets go in 2013, and while they're a lot more exciting than watching two of your friends play Pong , they're becoming equally predictable...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 months ago 2,980 reads 15 comments

  4. New England Patriots Look Like Playoff Lock Behind Stellar Defense

    It's time to reset expectations for the New England Patriots . They are not the dominant passing game they've been in years past...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 months ago 17,917 reads 106 comments

  5. Ryan Tannehill Has No Choice but to Play Mistake-Free Football vs. Patriots

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has not been playing up to his usual standards this season, but that doesn't mean the Miami Dolphins can come into Gillette Stadium and expect to be given multiple opportunities to put the Patriots away...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 months ago 993 reads 10 comments

  6. Antonio Cromartie Faces Another Tall Task vs. Bengals WR A.J. Green

    Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie admitted he's not playing up to his own standards this season. He might want to get that corrected, quickly, with Bengals wide receiver A...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 months ago 2,930 reads 17 comments

  7. Believe It or Not, the New York Jets' Defensive Line Is the NFL's Best

    Preseason claims to fame often fall to the wayside rather quickly, but some choice words from Jets defensive end Quinton Coples ring true seven weeks into the season...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 months ago 11,188 reads 50 comments

  8. Buffalo Bills Have a Convenient Problem with Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller at RB

    Fantasy owners be damned; the Buffalo Bills have two running backs, and they're not afraid to use them. Between Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller , there's enough talent in the Bills backfield to build the offense around...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 months ago 6,207 reads 11 comments

  9. Andre Carter Brings Much-Needed Depth and Leadership to Patriots Defensive Line

    The Patriots have lost a lot of veteran leadership on defense over the past few weeks, which has raised some questions over the lack of depth on the roster...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 months ago 9,590 reads 42 comments

  10. Miami Dolphins Pursuing a Reclamation Project with Bryant McKinnie Trade

    If misery loves company, there isn't a more fitting trade than the Miami Dolphins sending a conditional late-round pick to the Baltimore Ravens for the services of embattled left tackle Bryant McKinnie ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 months ago 3,501 reads 29 comments

  11. What Will It Take to Lift Tom Brady, Patriots Offense out of Season-Long Slump?

    This is not the New England Patriots offense of old. Anyone paying even the slightest amount of attention could have told you that from all the offseason losses the Patriots endured ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 months ago 8,581 reads 68 comments

  12. Injuries Aren't the Only Thing Threatening New England Patriots' Title Hopes

    Every team deals with injuries. Most teams, however, don't deal with this many key injuries. In a span of three weeks, the New England Patriots lost two of their defensive leaders for the season...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 months ago 17,401 reads 84 comments

  13. Turnovers Hold the Jets' Key to Victory vs. Patriots

    The New York Jets are 2-0 after suffering a loss in 2013. If they want to make it 3-0, they'll have to fix their problems with turnovers on both sides of the ball...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 months ago 1,733 reads 4 comments

  14. How Rob Gronkowski's Return Impacts Patriots Offense

    "Day-to-day" has reached its final day. Rob Gronkowski 's back—and for once, that phrase isn't talking about a surgery...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 8,869 reads 23 comments

  15. Why Aren't the Miami Dolphins Playing No. 3 Pick Dion Jordan More?

    Mind-boggling. That's the only way to describe the Miami Dolphins ' unwillingness to give defensive end Dion Jordan a real crack at making an impact for their defense...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 20,130 reads 47 comments

  16. Kiko Alonso Is the Keystone for Buffalo Bills Defense as Both Leader and Player

    The record book says that Buffalo Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso made his first NFL play at the 6:47 mark in the first quarter of a Week 1 game against New England —recording ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 6,068 reads 24 comments

  17. Patriots Will Miss Jerod Mayo's Leadership as Much as Performance

    The Patriots defense just can't catch a break. They can, however, catch a tear. They're now up to two of them on the season—first to defensive tackle Vince Wilfork's Achilles ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 4,023 reads 23 comments

  18. What Went Wrong on Each of Geno Smith's 10 Interceptions

    It seems that interceptionitis is a disease passed on from one Jets quarterback to another. The New York Jets need to find a cure, but the first step is diagnosing the ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 3,882 reads 22 comments

  19. Breaking Down Tom Brady's Comeback Drive Against the New Orleans Saints

    Vintage Tom Brady . That's the best way to describe the New England Patriots ' thrilling 30-27 last-minute last-five-seconds victory over the New Orleans Saints ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 9,052 reads 24 comments

  20. Tom Brady's Clutch Performance Proves the Patriots Are Ready to Face All Odds

    Much to the chagrin of Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, and fans of rival teams across the NFL , the New England Patriots ' thrilling 30-27 victory proved a well-known ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 10,971 reads 55 comments

  21. What Traditional Stats Don't Tell You About Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins' Struggles

    The Miami Dolphins couldn't buy more time in the pocket for quarterback Ryan Tannehill if they had a Swiss bank account. Tannehill has already been sacked 24 times, the most of any quarterback this season so far...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 9,839 reads 47 comments

  22. With EJ Manuel Injured, Pressure Shifts Buffalo Bills Defense, Returning Stars

    The injury to quarterback EJ Manuel could not have come at a worse time for the Buffalo Bills . Conversely, the return to action of safety Jairus Byrd and cornerback Stephon Gilmore this week is as well-timed as Superman swooping in to save the day..

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 2,860 reads 10 comments

  23. Why Jets Fans Have Every Right to Be Excited About Geno Smith's Development

    Five games into his professional career, we don't know exactly where Jets quarterback Geno Smith will end up. Right now, though, he's showing the necessary signs of development to give hope to Jets fans that his future is bright...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 12,950 reads 58 comments

  24. Three Issues Miami Dolphins Must Correct During the Bye Week

    Usually, NFL players and coaches aren't too thrilled about an early bye week. The Miami Dolphins , however, couldn't have run into their bye at a better time...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 6,898 reads 65 comments

  25. Patriots Defensive Line Held Up Without Vince Wilfork, but Presence Was Missed

    Right from their first offensive play, it was clear the Cincinnati Bengals intended to test the New England Patriots defensive tackles, absent Vince Wilfork...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 3,072 reads 7 comments