1. Could Jerry Hughes Be the Pass-Rusher the Bills Need Opposite Mario Williams?

    Defensive end Mario Williams is scheduled to make $12.4 million in 2013, but at $870,000, fellow linemate Jerry Hughes may be just as important to the defensive scheme. He may also have just as much of an impact...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 6,005 reads 12 comments

  2. Why the Patriots Wide Receiving Corps Could Be Boom or Bust

    Experience and dependability vs. youth and potential. That's the trade-off the New England Patriots made when they moved on from Wes Welker , Brandon Lloyd and Deion Branch ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 5,847 reads 29 comments

  3. What C.J. Spiller's Increased Workload Could Mean for Buffalo Bills Offense

    It shouldn't be too much of a surprise to hear Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett say that running back C.J. Spiller will have a major role in the offense...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 16,386 reads 27 comments

  4. Jets Making the Wrong Choice Starting Mark Sanchez vs. Lions

    The New York Jets released their first depth chart of the preseason Monday night and listed a tie between quarterbacks Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 4,514 reads 63 comments

  5. Why Re-Signing Reshad Jones Is the Miami Dolphins' Best 2013 Offseason Signing

    The Miami Dolphins spent a lot of money this offseason to bring in free agents from other teams, so it's about time they pony up for one of their own. Especially considering the one they chose was safety Reshad Jones...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 2,168 reads 10 comments

  6. What Does the Future Hold for Mark Sanchez?

    What a long, strange trip it's been for New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez . From the fifth overall pick to two AFC Championship Games to two seasons of turmoil, to say ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 5,535 reads 36 comments

  7. Cowboys vs Dolphins: Dion Jordan Shows Strengths, Weaknesses in Preseason Opener

    If defensive end Dion Jordan performs all season like he performed in limited action on Sunday night, trading up to the third overall pick could prove to be a very fruitful investment for the Miami Dolphins ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 13,790 reads 36 comments

  8. What to Expect from Dion Jordan in 2013

    Physical freak. Versatile. The missing piece. These are the words that come to mind in relation to Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan . Miami took him with the third overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft for each of those reasons...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 10,402 reads 27 comments

  9. Jonathan Martin's Struggles Should Be Miami Dolphins' Primary Camp Concern

    If the Miami Dolphins season rests in the hands of left tackle Jonathan Martin , they're doomed. Luckily for the Dolphins, football games are not won or lost by one player...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 9,462 reads 109 comments

  10. Mike Wallace, Ryan Tannehill and a Brief History of New QB-WR Tandems

    When the Miami Dolphins unloaded a BRINKS truck to address their need for a speed threat at wide receiver—signing the dynamic Mike Wallace to a five-year, $60 million contract—the ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 7,575 reads 37 comments

  11. Buffalo Bills: Doug Marrone Should Be in No Rush to Name a Starting QB

    EJ Manuel was the first quarterback taken off the board in the 2013 NFL draft, the only one drafted in the first round...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 3,720 reads 8 comments

  12. Breaking Down the New England Patriots' Loaded Backfield

    With all the turnover at wide receiver, there may be an increased focus on the running game in the New England Patriots offense this year...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 11,832 reads 23 comments

  13. How to Define a Franchise QB in Today's NFL

    How do we define a franchise quarterback? If it is a quarterback who is seen as the face of the franchise, there are probably no less than 15 franchise signal-callers...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 5,203 reads 37 comments

  14. Players Show True Meaning of 'Patriot Way' in Moving on from Aaron Hernandez

    The "Patriot way" may have been a media creation in the first place, but it's not dead. That's in the words of quarterback Tom Brady , who addressed the media as a whole for the first time since news broke of Aaron Hernandez's murder investigation...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 7,353 reads 48 comments

  15. Why Danny Amendola Is One of the Most Important Players in Story of 2013-14 NFL

    It's not often we talk about slot receivers in the context of them having the potential to alter the landscape of a conference...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 6,845 reads 29 comments

  16. Mark Anderson's Release from Buffalo Bills Not as Much of a Shock as It Seems

    Former Buffalo Bills defensive end Mark Anderson learned pretty quickly that yesterday's treasure can easily become today's trash...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 7,301 reads 13 comments

  17. Is Geno Smith the Favorite to Win the New York Jets Starting QB Job?

    There's nothing wrong with a little confidence for Jets quarterback Geno Smith. The Jets, as a whole, can tell you all you need to know about confidence in general—both the highs and lows that come with it...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 6,969 reads 62 comments

  18. Breaking Down Mario Williams' Streaky Career as a Sack Specialist

    When the Buffalo Bills signed defensive end Mario Williams to a six-year, $96 million contract last offseason, they were hoping they'd found an edge presence to put consistent pressure on opposing quarterbacks...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 11,234 reads 37 comments

  19. Breaking Down NFL Offensive Personnel Groupings

    You can't predict the future, but you can get a sense of it. Looking at how an offense lines up—which players are on the field and where they are in the formation—provides clues that give defenses and viewers a sense of what's to come...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 12,099 reads 6 comments

  20. Is Antwan Barnes the Missing Piece for the New York Jets Defense?

    The New York Jets earned a lot of criticism for selecting defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson with the No. 13 overall pick...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 7,315 reads 30 comments

  21. Patriots Paying a Heavy Price for Player Gambles

    The New England Patriots are not losing control of their players. They are simply losing gambles. They rolled the dice one (now two) too many times on talented players with questionable judgment...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 14,235 reads 111 comments

  22. Highlighting the Latest Buzz Around Every NFL Team This Offseason

    We are painfully close to the start of training camps, with several teams scheduled to open camp as early as July 20. That means you're running out of time to get caught up on all the latest news around each team...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 113,289 reads 59 comments

  23. Can Doug Marrone and EJ Manuel Be a Winning Combination in 2013?

    When a team brings in a new head coach and a rookie quarterback, it's usually because that team has not won a lot of games in recent years. The Buffalo Bills are no different. They've earned a 16-32 (...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 9,513 reads 32 comments

  24. How Can Brandon Spikes Earn a Big Contract for 2014?

    The New England Patriots have a big decision on their hands next offseason with linebacker Brandon Spikes set to hit the open market if he is not re-signed...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 5,155 reads 17 comments

  25. What Does Aaron Hernandez's Release Mean for the Patriots?

    The saga around tight end Aaron Hernandez took two major turns on Wednesday morning. The first was when he was taken into police custody, according to the Massachusetts State ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 57,598 reads 186 comments