1. How the Jets Defense Can Return to Prominence in 2014

    The New York Jets ' offense has struggled for years, but the defense has always left a glimmer of hope for the future. Not anymore...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about over 1 year ago 5,434 reads 33 comments

  2. Only 1 Way for EJ Manuel to Shake Injury-Prone Label

    Labels exist for a reason, and Bills quarterback EJ Manuel has been hit with one of the less favorable labels for an NFL quarterback: injury-prone...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about over 1 year ago 3,989 reads 24 comments

  3. Ryan Tannehill's Progression Spurring the Dolphins' Playoff Push

    For thirteen years, the Miami Dolphins have been searching for the face of the franchise at the game's most important position. If you'd said that face would belong to Ryan Tannehill , you might have seen a few crooked faces for your opinion...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about over 1 year ago 9,069 reads 55 comments

  4. Breaking Down the Miami Dolphins' Playoff Scenarios

    Who needs the ESPN Playoff Machine ? Any number of scenarios can unfold over the next two weeks, but for the Miami Dolphins , the scoreboard watching is over...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about over 1 year ago 17,896 reads 69 comments

  5. Breaking Down the Patriots' Post-Gronkowski Offense

    The New England Patriots offense came up short in key moments, but overall, there were some promising signs for how that group will respond to the loss of tight end Rob Gronkowski ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about over 1 year ago 6,334 reads 32 comments

  6. Despite Loss, Patriots Offense Provides Hope for Life Without Gronk

    Life without Rob Gronkowski is going to be difficult, but if the New England Patriots ' 24-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins is any indication, the absence of the All-Pro tight end will not completely derail the Patriots offense this season...

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  7. How Can the Dolphins Outplay the Patriots for 60 Minutes?

    Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin may have simply been serving up some coach speak, but the fact remains: It takes a perfect game plan, and perfect execution of that game plan, to beat the Patriots...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about over 1 year ago 7,230 reads 55 comments

  8. How New York Jets Can Build Through Final 3 Games Regardless of Results

    The New York Jets are just about out of the playoff hunt, but barring a three-game winning streak (which would be the Jets' first winning streak of any kind this year) coupled with ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about over 1 year ago 7,591 reads 26 comments

  9. How Shane Vereen Can Become the Patriots' Most Valuable Offensive Weapon

    The loss of tight end Rob Gronkowski will force the New England Patriots to go back to the drawing board with their offense, but while the burden of replacing him will fall ...

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  10. What Makes Brian Hartline the Dolphins' Most Reliable Receiver?

    Steady, consistent. Those are the two words that first come to mind when thinking of Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline . His play is defining those words with each week: He has an active streak of five games with at least five receptions...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about over 1 year ago 4,481 reads 38 comments

  11. Successfully Replacing Rob Gronkowski Will Take Everyone's Best Effort

    For the fifth time this season, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady put the team on his back and carried it through a fourth-quarter rally to a win...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about over 1 year ago 7,639 reads 30 comments

  12. Rob Gronkowski Injury a Nightmare Scenario for Patriots' Super Bowl Hopes

    The hits keep coming for the New England Patriots , and this could be the one that spells doom for their title hopes this season...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about over 1 year ago 65,543 reads 224 comments

  13. 5 Players Who Need to Finish Strong for the Buffalo Bills

    The Buffalo Bills ' playoff hopes may be over, but their season is not. With four games remaining, the Bills' players still have something to play for: their future with the team...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about over 1 year ago 4,049 reads 11 comments

  14. Breaking Down Olivier Vernon's Breakout Season for the Miami Dolphins

    The Miami Dolphins have one of the best pass-rushers in the NFL : Cameron Wake. They also selected a rookie pass-rusher with the third overall pick this year: Dion Jordan...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about over 1 year ago 6,489 reads 36 comments

  15. A Statistical Look at How the Patriots Have Replaced Lost 2012 Production

    It wasn't pretty, but the New England Patriots ' offense has made it through a tough start to the season and is now back in the discussion of the best units in the league as we head toward the 2013 playoffs...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about over 1 year ago 6,880 reads 18 comments

  16. 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 over 1 year ago 13,331 reads 56 comments

  17. 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 over 1 year ago 10,011 reads 19 comments

  18. 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 over 1 year ago 11,674 reads 92 comments

  19. 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 over 1 year ago 4,492 reads 57 comments

  20. 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 over 1 year ago 7,967 reads 40 comments

  21. 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 over 1 year ago 9,646 reads 15 comments

  22. 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 over 1 year ago 13,700 reads 41 comments

  23. 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 over 1 year ago 5,349 reads 139 comments

  24. 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 over 1 year ago 12,149 reads 79 comments

  25. 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 over 1 year ago 27,067 reads 229 comments