1. 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 11 months ago 36,240 reads 138 comments

  2. 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 11 months ago 9,903 reads 62 comments

  3. 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 11 months ago 13,944 reads 132 comments

  4. 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 11 months ago 6,620 reads 35 comments

  5. 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 11 months ago 14,310 reads 37 comments

  6. 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 11 months ago 5,523 reads 22 comments

  7. Austin Collie Signing an Interesting Move for Injury-Plagued Patriots

    Just four weeks into the season, the New England Patriots have already begun digging through their emergency insurance list...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 58,770 reads 88 comments

  8. How Ryan Tannehill Can Continue to Improve His Game After First Loss of Season

    The development of Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill was never supposed to happen overnight. Just over one year into his pro career, we have seen him take strides in the right direction...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 4,584 reads 22 comments

  9. Plenty of Blame to Go Around for New York Jets' Protection Woes

    All sacks, quarterback hits and pressures are not created equally. That being said, when a quarterback is sacked five times and pressured on over 50 percent of his dropbacks, like ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 1,770 reads 11 comments

  10. Was Buffalo Bills' 5-INT Performance vs. Ravens a Sign of Things to Come?

    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco threw a career-high five interceptions against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 3,594 reads 7 comments

  11. Miami Dolphins Can't Let Prime-Time Meltdown Define Season

    The Miami Dolphins aren't the first team to enter a prime-time game with big expectations only to walk out with bigger disappointment...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 3,306 reads 66 comments

  12. Kenbrell Thompkins' Development Is Vital for Success of Tom Brady, Patriots

    The New England Patriots ' chemistry experiment was threatening to blow up in their face early in the season, but after a strong offensive showing on Sunday night against the Atlanta ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 7,300 reads 27 comments

  13. After Grounding the Falcons, Time to Start Taking Patriots Defense Seriously

    It's not always perfect for the New England Patriots on defense—if it was, they'd have pitched four shutouts already—but by holding off the Atlanta Falcons offense ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 10,080 reads 91 comments

  14. How Can New York Jets Defense Put the Brakes on Jake Locker's Breakout Season?

    Many might have guessed that the New York Jets defense would continue to be one of the league's best against the pass this season, even without star cornerback Darrelle Revis...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 3,537 reads 37 comments

  15. The Statistical Quandary of the Buffalo Bills' Uptempo Offense

    Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone knows the benefits of an uptempo offense from his time at Syracuse. Now, in just three games with the Bills, he is quickly learning about its drawbacks...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 4,442 reads 8 comments

  16. Battle in the Trench Presents Patriots' Best Chance to Slow Down Falcons Offense

    Among wide receivers Julio Jones , Roddy White , Harry Douglas, tight end Tony Gonzalez and running back Jacquizz Rodgers, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has an armory of weapons at his disposal...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 5,828 reads 18 comments

  17. Buffalo Bills Can Help with Play Calls, but EJ Manuel Must Expand Repertoire

    It was apparent, right from the opening play for the Buffalo Bills offense, that the New York Jets were going to make life difficult for rookie quarterback EJ Manuel ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 3,547 reads 16 comments

  18. Jets' Performance in Critical Situations Among Reasons for Defensive Dominance

    Jets head coach Rex Ryan is like Novocaine for his defense. Even when it looks like things might get painful, he manages to keep the agony to a minimum...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 3,367 reads 15 comments

  19. Despite Inconsistency, Geno Smith Beginning to Take Hold of Jets' QB Job

    For months, the New York Jets ' coaches and front office have continued to sell the idea of a competition between quarterbacks Geno Smith and Mark Sanchez ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 4,516 reads 20 comments

  20. How the Patriots' Defense Has Kept New England in AFC's Elite

    EJ Manuel . Geno Smith. Josh Freeman. The New England Patriots defense hasn't exactly been as outmatched as Arnold Schwarzenegger up against Subzero , Dynamo, Buzzsaw and ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 9,555 reads 48 comments

  21. Miami Dolphins Are a Legitimate Threat in AFC Playoff Hunt

    It's only three games into the 2013 NFL season. Now that the obligatory qualifier is out of the way, the Miami Dolphins should enjoy this win...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 16,571 reads 202 comments

  22. What Rob Ninkovich's Contract Extension Means for Patriots

    A few players can tell you how hard it is to earn a contract extension from the New England Patriots . Defensive end Rob Ninkovich can tell you how hard it is to earn three extensions...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 4,735 reads 11 comments

  23. How the New England Patriots Improved Against the Long Ball

    The New England Patriots had a deep problem in 2012. Their defense had trouble stopping anyone from picking up chunk plays through the air. On the season, they allowed 72 pass plays of 20 yards or more , for what was the worst mark in the league...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 5,224 reads 8 comments

  24. Can Buffalo Bills Backfield Still Be Electric as 2-Headed Attack?

    How quickly things change. Less than a month ago, Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett said the now-famous words that running back C.J. Spiller would get the ball "until he throws up...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 1,771 reads 5 comments

  25. How Can Rex Ryan's Defense Contain Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel?

    Last week, the New York Jets defense had the task of slowing down the New England Patriots and 13-year veteran quarterback Tom Brady. This week, it's Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback EJ Manuel ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 3,025 reads 44 comments