1. 2015 Patriots Free Agency: An Early Guide to the Market

    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has a reason to smile. Let's all stop to savor this moment because it probably won't last long...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 16,962 reads 71 comments

  2. 5 Cuts That Could Create Cap Space for the New York Jets

    The New York Jets are no closer to a contending team right now than they were at the end of the season. But they are already making the right moves to help them get there...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 22,448 reads 25 comments

  3. 5 Cuts That Could Create Cap Space for the Miami Dolphins

    Miami Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey is about to be rewarded for his frugal ways in 2015, but he could benefit from continued thriftiness as well. The Dolphins don't have a whole lot of extra salary-cap space this offseason...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 14,318 reads 52 comments

  4. Biggest Takeaways from the New England Patriots' 2014 Season

    Let the 2014 New England Patriots serve as a case study in knee-jerk reactions. Even this writer is guilty as charged . In that sense, we learned not only about the Patriots this season, but also about ourselves...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 17,924 reads 81 comments

  5. Deflategate Means Nothing in Wake of Patriots' Super Bowl XLIX Win

    No matter what comes of the NFL 's investigation into Deflategate , nothing can take away the New England Patriots ' win in Super Bowl XLIX . The Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks , 28-24...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 35,101 reads 388 comments

  6. How the Patriots Receiving Corps Should Attack the Seahawks Secondary

    Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks has the potential to be a battle of strength vs. strength, as one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game will clash with one of the best defenses in the league today...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 8,917 reads 19 comments

  7. Expect Motivated, Fired-Up Patriots Team in Deflategate Aftermath

    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick stood in front of a media firing squad twice in three days...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 7,842 reads 56 comments

  8. How Can Todd Bowles Help Shape Jets Defense

    Woody Johnson finally got it right. After years of whiffing on general managers, head coaches, personnel members and nearly everything in between, the New York Jets owner finally made an agreeable array of moves this offseason...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 7,661 reads 29 comments

  9. How the Patriots Offensive Line Could Tip the Scales in Super Bowl 49

    Cliches become cliche for a reason. Like it or not, they often hold true. One of the most tired cliches in football is the idea that the game is won and lost in the trenches...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 12,012 reads 23 comments

  10. How Brandon LaFell Went from Afterthought Signing to Super Bowl X-Factor

    "Mellow is the man who knows what he's been missing. Many many men can't see the open road." —Led Zeppelin Year after year, the New England Patriots search for an X-factor at the X receiver position...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 12,247 reads 32 comments

  11. Patriots Defense Living Up to Super Bowl Billing

    Like many things in Foxborough , Massachusetts, over the past five months, the narrative has changed dramatically around the New England Patriots defense...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 58,706 reads 183 comments

  12. Patriots Riding Creative Offensive Game Plans to Super Bowl

    FOXBOROUGH , Mass. — If Netflix ever makes a show about New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick , they may have to call it "Eligible is the New Ineligible...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 13,204 reads 19 comments

  13. Can the Patriots Running Game Repeat Their Dominance over Colts?

    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is regarded as one of the most brilliant minds in football. But it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out how the Patriots should attack the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship Game...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 3,306 reads 8 comments

  14. Todd Bowles and Chan Gailey Are a Perfect Pair for New Era of Jets Football

    The New York Jets have a sense of direction now that they have quickly filled the vacancies on their coaching staff...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 18,994 reads 57 comments

  15. What Can Mike Maccagnan Do to Get the Jets Back on Track in 2015?

    The New York Jets have finally gotten the ball rolling on filling their biggest vacancies in the organization at head coach and general manager. With the law of inertia on their side, the Jets must now make sure that they continue to make progress...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 13,223 reads 38 comments

  16. Devin McCourty Inserting Himself into Discussion of NFL's Top Safeties

    The New England Patriots added some high-profile names to their secondary this offseason, but one of the most important names in that unit is one who has been on the roster for five years...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 10,854 reads 30 comments

  17. Rex Ryan Must Be Careful Not to Repeat Previous Mistakes with Bills

    The Rex Ryan era ended with the New York Jets just two weeks ago, but the Rex Ryan era in New York and in the AFC East will live on. The Buffalo Bills have officially announced that Ryan will be the team's head coach in 2015...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 9,579 reads 23 comments

  18. Shaky Patriots Defense Hangs in but Must Clean Up to Punch Super Bowl Ticket

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Good enough to win. Those four words were heard repeatedly in the locker room at Gillette Stadium on Saturday...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 9,250 reads 42 comments

  19. Ravens' Playoff Experiences vs. Patriots Hold Little to No Weight

    If the Baltimore Ravens find a way to come out of Gillette Stadium with a third playoff win in four tries against the New England Patriots , it will have little—or nothing — to do with their first two victories...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 7,375 reads 21 comments

  20. Mike Tannenbaum Adds Confusing Layer to Miami Dolphins' Front-Office Structure

    Instant gratification. We're all victims of it, every time we pick up the remote to change the channel, when we pick up the phone to text, or hop on the Internet to tweet...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 5,666 reads 26 comments

  21. Jamie Collins and Dont'a Hightower's Emergence Are Key to Patriots Playoff Run

    The New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens have played a lot of important playoff games in the past, but the Patriots have not had two of their most important defensive players ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 7,364 reads 23 comments

  22. With Doug Marrone Gone, Time for Buffalo Bills to Find Offensive Identity

    The Buffalo Bills ended a decade-long streak of losing seasons by finishing 9-7 in 2015, but it feels like the Bills have taken steps back, not forward...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 5,815 reads 6 comments

  23. Doug Marrone's Departure Leaves Bills Franchise Directionless

    Just three days ago, the Buffalo Bills had two reasons to celebrate. A 17-9 victory over the New England Patriots marked the Bills' first win at Gillette Stadium since it was opened in 2002 and also marked their first winning season in a decade...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 63,067 reads 123 comments

  24. Dolphins Cannot Let Mike Wallace Drama Follow Them into the Offseason

    Mike Wallace is under contract with the Miami Dolphins through 2017. No amount of caterwauling from the speedy wide receiver will change that...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 8,395 reads 73 comments

  25. Kyle Orton's Retirement Brings Buffalo Bills Back to Square 1 at Quarterback

    Will one step forward turn into 10 years worth of steps back? That's what the Buffalo Bills have to be asking themselves after quarterback Kyle Orton led them to their first ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 10,050 reads 36 comments