1. 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 5,164 reads 17 comments

  2. 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 57,609 reads 186 comments

  3. One Burning Question for Every NFL Team This Offseason

    Every NFL offseason brings about some change for every team. Even the best teams in the NFL must change in order to avoid growing stale and allowing the competition to catch up to them...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 63,003 reads 118 comments

  4. Breaking Down Every NFL Running-Back Prototype

    The 2013 NFL draft marked the first time in 50 years that no running backs were selected in the first round. The feature back is a dying breed...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 12,820 reads 25 comments

  5. Is This Really a Do-or-Die Season for Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland?

    The 2013 season doesn't have to be a make-or-break season for Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland, but it's hard not to view it as such. Just know that whatever happens, it didn't have to be this way...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 5,696 reads 32 comments

  6. Breaking Down the Patriots' "Re-Do" at Receiver

    The New England Patriots have completely overhauled the wide receiver position. But how? And why? Many people were left scratching their head in the wake of team allowing ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 6,212 reads 33 comments

  7. Why Dee Milliner Is Not Replacing Darrelle Revis in the Jets Defense

    It should never be up to a rookie to replace a legend—not, at least, if the organization is doing business right. Thankfully for Dee Milliner and the New York Jets , that's not the case with regards to filling the void left by Darrelle Revis...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 9,467 reads 16 comments

  8. How Rex Ryan Can Ensure He Keeps His Job for 2014 and Beyond

    Rex Ryan is a brilliant football mind, but that doesn't mean his job is safe as head coach of the New York Jets . There are very few NFL coaches who have year-in, year-out job security...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 4,992 reads 26 comments

  9. Way-Too-Early Predictions for the 2014 NFL Playoffs

    It's June. The league just finished OTAs, and some teams are just beginning their mandatory minicamps. Yet, here we are predicting the playoffs...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 93,258 reads 962 comments

  10. Which Position Ultimately Gives Tim Tebow Best Chance to Revive His NFL Career?

    I woke up, and Tim Tebow was still a New England Patriot. Yes, that means we weren't dreaming when the Patriots announced the move on Monday...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 15,021 reads 72 comments

  11. How Does Tim Tebow Fit with the New England Patriots?

    "Who knows." At this point, that's all you can say about Tim Tebow 's role with the New England Patriots now that, according to ESPN , he has been signed by a team recently deemed one of the least likely teams to sign him ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 129,812 reads 303 comments

  12. Why NFL Players Have Every Right to be Skeptical About a Franchise in London

    As much as the NFL would love to have a franchise in London—and it will have its wish at some point—it won't go off without a hitch as the NFL might hope. The NFL might think it's as easy as one-two-three: Step 1: Build a fanbase...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 7,447 reads 37 comments

  13. Where Must the Miami Dolphins Defense Improve in 2013?

    Plenty of statistics can measure a defense, and the Miami Dolphins defense was seventh-best in the league in the most important metric in football: points...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 9,702 reads 42 comments

  14. 10 Second-Year NFL Players Primed for Breakout Seasons in 2013

    Things don't always click right away for NFL rookies. Sure, we've seen plenty of players have instant success in an NFL that is increasingly incorporating college football principles ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 53,480 reads 208 comments

  15. A Closer Look at the Miami Dolphins' 2013 Spending Spree

    When it came to addressing their needs this offseason, the Miami Dolphins didn't throw darts at the board. They hit the dartboard with a BRINKS truck...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 9,508 reads 68 comments

  16. What to Expect from the New England Patriots Defense in 2013

    For years, expectations have been kept fairly low for the New England Patriots defense. That's about to change. For the first time in a long time, the defense actually looks better than the offense in practice...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 14,136 reads 48 comments

  17. Which NFL Player Is the Future of Every Position?

    The future of the NFL is already here. We just don't know it yet. We have seen consistent performances from these players on a week-to-week basis early in their careers, but the ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 80,004 reads 681 comments

  18. Why Stevie Johnson Is Even Better Than You Think

    Size and speed are the flashy measurables that often distinguish a "true" No. 1 wide receiver from a phony, in the eyes of many fans and analysts...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 18,987 reads 27 comments

  19. Weighing the Pros and Cons of Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith

    The New York Jets are down to two true candidates for their starting job at quarterback. There are benefits and drawbacks to putting either Mark Sanchez or Geno Smith under center in Week 1...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 8,904 reads 98 comments

  20. NFL Head Coaches Facing Make-or-Break Seasons in 2013-14

    That sound you hear is several head coaches stirring in their seat. That's because their collective butts are all getting a little hot. The hot seat is part of the harsh reality of being a head coach in the NFL , and things can change rather quickly...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 14,162 reads 36 comments

  21. How Can Dion Jordan Avoid Being Labeled a 'Reach' as a Rookie?

    The Miami Dolphins showed a lot of faith in DE/OLB Dion Jordan by trading up to the No. 3 spot in this year's draft to get him...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 1,107 reads 45 comments

  22. 10 NFL Players in Contract Years Who Could Earn a Big Payday for 2014

    With one year left on their contracts, players throughout the NFL can feel some pressure to produce in order to earn their next contract...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 21,512 reads 59 comments

  23. 5 Teams Facing Dire Salary Cap Situations in 2014

    Salary cap planning can be a nightmare. Not only do you have to find a way to fit every player under the allotted yearly cap—$123 million in 2013—but you must also plan for future years, in which the growth of the salary cap is unknown...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 21,785 reads 21 comments

  24. Why Reshad Jones Is Right to Be Upset About His Contract

    As the Miami Dolphins continue to fight for money to fund stadium renovations, one of their own is fighting for money to fund his livelihood...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 4,632 reads 38 comments

  25. Breaking Down the Buffalo Bills' New-Look Hybrid Defense Under Mike Pettine

    Don't try to pigeon hole the Buffalo Bills as a 3-4 or a 4-3 defense. Now that defensive coordinator Mike Pettine is pulling the strings for the Bills, expect a lot of the ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 15,413 reads 25 comments