1. Bill Belichick's Failure as GM Leaves Patriots with Uncertain Future

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bill Belichick the head coach must hate Bill Belichick the general manager. At times, the opposite holds true as well...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 32,290 reads 100 comments

  2. Geno Smith-Michael Vick QB Controversy Could Swallow Jets Season Whole

    The New York Jets were in a no-win situation. A win over the Detroit Lions would not have solidified the Jets as a contender, but a 24-17 loss may have solidified them as a pretender...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 5,497 reads 33 comments

  3. Ryan Tannehill Proves He Can Be Part of the Solution

    If Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin had the choice, he might take a mulligan on this past week. A media firestorm surrounded his declining to name quarterback Ryan Tannehill as his starter heading into Sunday's trip to London...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 13,716 reads 154 comments

  4. Joe Philbin's Handling of Ryan Tannehill May Be 1st Step in Losing Player Trust

    Nobody's job is safe in the NFL . Every week, it seems, players are playing for their jobs and coaches are coaching for theirs...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 9,155 reads 55 comments

  5. Patriots Running Game Shares Plenty of Blame in Offensive Struggles

    With all the talk about the Patriots ' problems in the passing game, one could almost forget that they even have any running backs on the roster...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 4,244 reads 19 comments

  6. How Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins Coaches Can Work Together to Fix Struggling Offense

    Incomplete. Off-target. Dropped. Sacked. Those words were heard all too frequently for the Miami Dolphins in the passing game on Sunday in their 34-15 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 3...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 6,584 reads 48 comments

  7. Fate of New York Jets' 2014 Season Rests on Geno Smith's Continued Development

    Rex Ryan 's eyes stared down at the sideline in front of him, his hands on his hips, his lips pursed, his head shaking in frustration...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 6,177 reads 46 comments

  8. EJ Manuel Continues to Leave Doubt That He Is Bills QB of the Future

    The 2014 season could not have gotten off to a much better start for EJ Manuel . And then the Buffalo Bills ' 22-10 loss to the San Diego Chargers could not have ended much worse...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 9,895 reads 99 comments

  9. What to Make of Brandon LaFell's Early-Season Struggles

    When the New England Patriots signed Brandon LaFell as a free agent this offseason, the hope was that the 6'3", 210-pound wide receiver would provide a big-bodied presence that has been sorely missing from the Patriots offense...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 8,140 reads 15 comments

  10. How Much Blame Falls on Ryan Tannehill for Dolphins' Passing Woes?

    Assigning blame over the happenings of a football game can be a slippery slope. Decisions are made in the blink of an eye by coaches trying to capitalize on weaknesses in an opposing team and by players trying to get in position to make plays...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 8,601 reads 82 comments

  11. Jets Defense Has a Long Way to Go Before Shutting Down Top QBs Again

    There are few defensive masterminds in the NFL quite like Rex Ryan . There are probably fewer who face the Jets ' current issues in the secondary...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 3,346 reads 16 comments

  12. New England Patriots Prove They're Still Alive Among AFC's Elite

    Breathe easy, Patriots fans. Your team isn't dead to rights in the AFC race just yet. It was a long week in New England, with scrutiny raining down like hail as the team faced its first 0-1 start in a decade...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 17,759 reads 91 comments

  13. How Can the Miami Dolphins' Defense Slow Down EJ Manuel?

    Familiarity is a common theme when division rivals face off, but the Miami Dolphins are heading into uncharted territory as they travel to Buffalo to take on the Buffalo Bills in Week 2...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 7,671 reads 27 comments

  14. Brutal Upcoming Schedule Will Make or Break the Jets Defense

    The NFL schedule-makers must have had it in for the New York Jets when they put together the 2014 schedule. The Jets couldn't have asked for a much better opening game than to host the Oakland Raiders in Week 1...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 3,778 reads 10 comments

  15. Robert Woods Can Be as Important to Bills Offense as They Let Him Be

    The odds were never in Robert Woods ' favor. The Buffalo Bills are a running football team. He was the No...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 4,845 reads 12 comments

  16. What Will the Dolphins Do at Linebacker Without Dannell Ellerbe?

    Timing is everything. Miami Dolphins linebacker Dannell Ellerbe injured his left hip in the Dolphins' 33-20 Week 1 win against the New England Patriots on Sunday, and he will be placed on injured reserve, according to head coach Joe Philbin...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 12,202 reads 38 comments

  17. How Tom Brady, Patriots Offense Can Get Back on Track

    If the New England Patriots offense can perform for the rest of the season like it did for the first 30 minutes of the opening game, they will be tough to stop...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 11,868 reads 78 comments

  18. Offensive Line Must Improve in Order for Patriots to Remain Among AFC's Elite

    Offensive linemen generally don't make headlines unless something goes wrong. Well, a lot of things went wrong for the New England Patriots offensive line in the team's 33-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 1...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 6,125 reads 43 comments

  19. 10 Predictions for the Buffalo Bills' 2014 Season

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. The Buffalo Bills have had six different head coaches and 12 different quarterbacks since the last time they made the playoffs in 1999...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 8,238 reads 23 comments

  20. 10 Predictions for the Miami Dolphins' 2014 Season

    The Miami Dolphins came so close to making the playoffs in 2013, and they may have to cross that plateau if they want to maintain the status quo through 2014 and beyond...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 12,643 reads 32 comments

  21. 10 Predictions for the New York Jets 2014 Season

    The New York Jets had a collectively unpredictable season in 2013, full of highs and lows—alternating between the two each week for the first 10 games of the season before ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 11,230 reads 43 comments

  22. 10 Predictions for the New England Patriots 2014 Season

    If you had told anyone before the 2014 offseason began that the New England Patriots would make the biggest free-agent signing in the NFL and that they would make one of the biggest ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 22,170 reads 54 comments

  23. Tough Early Stretch Will Test Buffalo Bills' Patience with EJ Manuel

    After playing only 10 games in 2013, there are still significant questions about whether EJ Manuel is worthy of the title of starting NFL quarterback for the Buffalo Bills ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 3,730 reads 12 comments

  24. Dolphins New-Look Offense Faces Tough Challenge in Patriots New-Look Defense

    Week 1 of the NFL season is always a case of the unknown and the unexpected. Every team has made additions and subtractions to their roster, but no one is exactly sure what to expect...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 6,066 reads 28 comments

  25. Even in Limited Participation, Rob Gronkowski Can Make Huge Impact in Week 1

    Eight months after reconstructive surgery to repair his right ACL, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will play Week 1 against the Miami Dolphins . His role will be limited, but his impact on the field could be tremendous...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 7,546 reads 9 comments