1. 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 11 months ago 11,483 reads 50 comments

  2. 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 11 months ago 6,249 reads 11 comments

  3. 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 11 months ago 9,598 reads 42 comments

  4. 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 11 months ago 3,519 reads 29 comments

  5. 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 11 months ago 8,616 reads 68 comments

  6. 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 11 months ago 17,422 reads 84 comments

  7. 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 11 months ago 1,748 reads 4 comments

  8. 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 8,891 reads 23 comments

  9. 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 20,237 reads 47 comments

  10. 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 6,141 reads 24 comments

  11. 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 4,041 reads 23 comments

  12. 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 3,902 reads 22 comments

  13. 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 9,099 reads 24 comments

  14. 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 10,982 reads 55 comments

  15. 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 12 months ago 9,928 reads 47 comments

  16. 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 12 months ago 2,879 reads 10 comments

  17. 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 12 months ago 12,964 reads 58 comments

  18. 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 12 months ago 6,904 reads 65 comments

  19. 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 12 months ago 3,089 reads 7 comments

  20. Geno Smith Takes Huge Step in Maturation During Up-and-Down Rookie Season

    Just eight days ago, New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith was owning up to his defense for making too many mistakes...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 36,261 reads 138 comments

  21. Are Buffalo Bills Making the Right Call Sitting Jeff Tuel for Thad Lewis?

    When it comes to replacing an injured player, imitation is the smartest form of desperation. Naming reserve quarterback Thad Lewis the starter over No...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 9,931 reads 62 comments

  22. Patriots' Offensive Woes Run Deeper Than Absence of Rob Gronkowski

    Flashes of brilliance have yet to be sustained, and the only thing the New England Patriots offense has has sustained is weekly reminders that there will be times where those flashes are dimmed significantly...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 13,962 reads 132 comments

  23. Dolphins Offensive Line Holds the Key to Ryan Tannehill Rebound vs. Ravens

    By any measure, Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been running for his life through the first four games of the 2013 season...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 6,631 reads 35 comments

  24. EJ Manuel Injury is Worst-Case Scenario for Bills on the Rise

    Sitting at 2-2 and headed into a prime-time showdown with the Cleveland Browns , the Buffalo Bills had the potential to exit Week 5 as a team on the rise...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 14,326 reads 37 comments

  25. Patriots D-Line in for Biggest Test of Season vs. Bengals Without Vince Wilfork

    The theme of the week for the New England Patriots has been big men. After losing nose tackle Vince Wilfork to a season-ending injury, the focus has shifted to defensive tackles ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 5,541 reads 22 comments