1. 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 1 year ago 13,303 reads 56 comments

  2. 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 1 year ago 9,915 reads 19 comments

  3. 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 1 year ago 11,669 reads 98 comments

  4. 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 1 year ago 4,490 reads 62 comments

  5. 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 1 year ago 7,963 reads 40 comments

  6. 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 1 year ago 9,572 reads 15 comments

  7. 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 1 year ago 13,578 reads 41 comments

  8. 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 1 year ago 5,348 reads 139 comments

  9. 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 1 year ago 12,135 reads 80 comments

  10. 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 1 year ago 27,057 reads 230 comments

  11. 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 1 year ago 4,955 reads 14 comments

  12. 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 1 year ago 8,861 reads 23 comments

  13. 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 1 year ago 3,831 reads 7 comments

  14. 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 1 year ago 2,678 reads 12 comments

  15. 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 1 year ago 5,834 reads 23 comments

  16. 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 1 year ago 3,363 reads 40 comments

  17. 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 1 year ago 17,279 reads 80 comments

  18. 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 1 year ago 6,153 reads 63 comments

  19. Danny Amendola Proving Receivers Can Be an Instant Hit with the Patriots

    There is a long line of receivers who have failed to pan out for the New England Patriots , but based on his performance so far this season, Danny Amendola will not be one of them...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 11,993 reads 21 comments

  20. How Rex Ryan Can Get the Most out of Ed Reed

    It took safety Ed Reed nine days after the start of free agency to settle on signing with the Houston Texans this offseason...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 22,125 reads 80 comments

  21. Devin McCourty Developing into Premier NFL Safety

    No one could have predicted the course that the career of Devin McCourty has taken. No one, however, will complain about it...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 8,334 reads 27 comments

  22. Who Must Pay the Price for Miami Dolphins' Ineptitude?

    Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross used words such as "nightmare" and "embarrassment" to share his feelings Monday on the turmoil that has surrounded his team over the past two weeks...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 8,305 reads 49 comments

  23. Miami Dolphins Exhibiting All the Symptoms of a Playoff Pretender

    It was a long week of press conferences, issued statements and open locker rooms at Sun Life Stadium. Yet, a long week of preparation—11 days, to be exact—wasn't enough ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 2,954 reads 57 comments

  24. EJ Manuel's Improvement Will Require Help of Buffalo Bills' Coaching Staff

    If Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel is ever going to realize his full potential, he'll need more help from the coaches who are in place to make that happen...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 3,694 reads 38 comments

  25. Buffalo Bills Must Remain Patient with EJ Manuel

    Well, that was ugly. There's really no other word for the performance of the Buffalo Bills offense and quarterback EJ Manuel in their 23-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 5,015 reads 69 comments