1. Sheldon Richardson a Surprising Candidate for Defensive Rookie of the Year

    Wrong. So wrong. That's the only way to describe this column I wrote back in April, when the New York Jets drafted defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson with the 13th overall pick...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 12,200 reads 55 comments

  2. Can EJ Manuel Save the Buffalo Bills' Season?

    It's been close to impossible to evaluate the Buffalo Bills ' season because of all the key injuries, but it looks like we may finally get an idea of what this team is truly capable of...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 7,458 reads 24 comments

  3. Where Will the New York Jets' Roller Coaster End?

    You win some, you lose some. If you’re the New York Jets , though, you win one, you lose one. That’s been the pattern of their season so far, so accurate you could ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 9,421 reads 53 comments

  4. Struggling Patriots Offense Must Turn to Stevan Ridley, Running Game for Boost

    Tom Brady and the Patriots passing offense remain the center of attention for their up-and-down play, but on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers —and until their passing ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 2,370 reads 17 comments

  5. Miami Dolphins Save Season by Closing Game in Most Bizarre Way Possible

    The Miami Dolphins finally closed a game, and in doing so, they have also closed the book on a disastrous chapter in their 2013 season...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 9,890 reads 113 comments

  6. Teamwide Issues Threaten Long-Term Stability of Miami Dolphins

    The Miami Dolphins are running out of excuses. They are also running out of time if they want to save their season. One problem: They seem to have fallen victim to Murphy's law...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 6,744 reads 49 comments

  7. How the Jets Can Slow Down Drew Brees, High-Powered Saints Offense

    Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton went off against the New York Jets on Sunday, piling up 325 passing yards, a 125.7 passer rating and a career-high five touchdown passes...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 3,441 reads 12 comments

  8. Can Isaac Sopoaga Fix the Patriots Woeful Run Defense?

    With the New England Patriots sending a fifth-round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles for defensive tackle Isaac Sopoaga and a sixth-round pick, a trend is developing...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 17,534 reads 68 comments

  9. Miami Dolphins Must Stay Committed to Running Game to Right the Ship in 2013

    We'll never know for sure whether Ryan Tannehill is the quarterback of the future for the Miami Dolphins , unless the Dolphins stay as balanced on offense as they've been (or tried to be) over the past two weeks...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 3,180 reads 30 comments

  10. Why Week 8 Blowout Loss Proved Jets Have Problems on Offense and Defense

    Win. Loss. Back and forth the New York Jets go in 2013, and while they're a lot more exciting than watching two of your friends play Pong , they're becoming equally predictable...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 3,086 reads 15 comments

  11. New England Patriots Look Like Playoff Lock Behind Stellar Defense

    It's time to reset expectations for the New England Patriots . They are not the dominant passing game they've been in years past...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 18,065 reads 105 comments

  12. Ryan Tannehill Has No Choice but to Play Mistake-Free Football vs. Patriots

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has not been playing up to his usual standards this season, but that doesn't mean the Miami Dolphins can come into Gillette Stadium and expect to be given multiple opportunities to put the Patriots away...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about over 1 year ago 1,106 reads 10 comments

  13. Antonio Cromartie Faces Another Tall Task vs. Bengals WR A.J. Green

    Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie admitted he's not playing up to his own standards this season. He might want to get that corrected, quickly, with Bengals wide receiver A...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about over 1 year ago 3,056 reads 17 comments

  14. 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 over 1 year ago 12,078 reads 50 comments

  15. 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 over 1 year ago 6,413 reads 11 comments

  16. 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 over 1 year ago 9,624 reads 42 comments

  17. 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 over 1 year ago 3,586 reads 29 comments

  18. 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 over 1 year ago 8,746 reads 68 comments

  19. 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 over 1 year ago 17,444 reads 84 comments

  20. 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 over 1 year ago 1,837 reads 4 comments

  21. 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 over 1 year ago 9,046 reads 23 comments

  22. 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 over 1 year ago 20,860 reads 47 comments

  23. 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 over 1 year ago 6,426 reads 24 comments

  24. 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 over 1 year ago 4,137 reads 23 comments

  25. 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 over 1 year ago 4,023 reads 22 comments