1. What Will the Dolphins Do at Linebacker Without Dannell Ellerbe?

    Timing is everything. Miami Dolphins linebacker Dannell Ellerbe injured his left hip in the Dolphins' 33-20 Week 1 win against the New England Patriots on Sunday, and he will be placed on injured reserve, according to head coach Joe Philbin...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 3 months ago 12,171 reads 38 comments

  2. How Tom Brady, Patriots Offense Can Get Back on Track

    If the New England Patriots offense can perform for the rest of the season like it did for the first 30 minutes of the opening game, they will be tough to stop...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 3 months ago 11,853 reads 78 comments

  3. Offensive Line Must Improve in Order for Patriots to Remain Among AFC's Elite

    Offensive linemen generally don't make headlines unless something goes wrong. Well, a lot of things went wrong for the New England Patriots offensive line in the team's 33-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 1...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 3 months ago 6,116 reads 43 comments

  4. 10 Predictions for the Buffalo Bills' 2014 Season

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. The Buffalo Bills have had six different head coaches and 12 different quarterbacks since the last time they made the playoffs in 1999...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 3 months ago 8,206 reads 23 comments

  5. 10 Predictions for the Miami Dolphins' 2014 Season

    The Miami Dolphins came so close to making the playoffs in 2013, and they may have to cross that plateau if they want to maintain the status quo through 2014 and beyond...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 3 months ago 12,603 reads 32 comments

  6. 10 Predictions for the New York Jets 2014 Season

    The New York Jets had a collectively unpredictable season in 2013, full of highs and lows—alternating between the two each week for the first 10 games of the season before ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 3 months ago 11,182 reads 43 comments

  7. 10 Predictions for the New England Patriots 2014 Season

    If you had told anyone before the 2014 offseason began that the New England Patriots would make the biggest free-agent signing in the NFL and that they would make one of the biggest ...

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  8. Tough Early Stretch Will Test Buffalo Bills' Patience with EJ Manuel

    After playing only 10 games in 2013, there are still significant questions about whether EJ Manuel is worthy of the title of starting NFL quarterback for the Buffalo Bills ...

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  9. Dolphins New-Look Offense Faces Tough Challenge in Patriots New-Look Defense

    Week 1 of the NFL season is always a case of the unknown and the unexpected. Every team has made additions and subtractions to their roster, but no one is exactly sure what to expect...

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  10. Even in Limited Participation, Rob Gronkowski Can Make Huge Impact in Week 1

    Eight months after reconstructive surgery to repair his right ACL, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will play Week 1 against the Miami Dolphins . His role will be limited, but his impact on the field could be tremendous...

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  11. Ryan Mallett Trade Puts Spotlight on Jimmy Garoppolo as Patriots' Future QB

    The Ryan Mallett era is over in New England. It never truly began anyway. The Patriots traded Mallett to the Houston Texans for a conditional draft pick in 2015. The trade was first reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 4 months ago 18,407 reads 44 comments

  12. Aaron Dobson Looks Ready to Go for Regular Season

    If the New England Patriots ' final preseason game is any indication, wide receiver Aaron Dobson should be ready to contribute from an early stage in the regular season...

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  13. Jimmy Garoppolo's Strong Preseason Not Enough for Patriots to Cut Ryan Mallett

    After a few strong preseason performances, New England Patriots rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo had begun to earn the nickname "Jimmy Gameday...

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  14. Which Patriots Players Stand to Benefit from Logan Mankins Trade?

    The New England Patriots locker room was filled with sadness in the wake of the trade that sent guard Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 4 months ago 15,463 reads 27 comments

  15. Stephen Hill Trade Rumors Are Whispers That Will Fall on Deaf Ears

    Nothing is guaranteed in the NFL . New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill has been pretty secure in his job, being a former second-round pick with a world of athletic potential...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 4 months ago 1,231 reads 0 comments

  16. Trading Logan Mankins for Tim Wright Gives Pats Much-Needed Depth at 'Move' TE

    Ever since the New England Patriots released tight end Aaron Hernandez after he was arrested for allegedly murdering Odin Lloyd in June 2013, the search has been on for more depth at tight end...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 4 months ago 37,870 reads 83 comments

  17. What Do Patriots' Recent Veteran Cuts Mean for the Defense?

    One man's loss is another man's gain, and while there are a lot of mixed feelings around NFL locker rooms at this time of year, there are opportunities opening up, and players need to be ready to capitalize...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 4 months ago 16,684 reads 11 comments

  18. Bills Offense Has Weapons, but EJ Manuel Showing Little Progress, Development

    The Buffalo Bills have done all they can to give EJ Manuel the help he needs on offense. Now, the second-year quarterback must help himself. Manuel's faults have been on display this preseason, but he has also shown signs of hope...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 4 months ago 10,971 reads 50 comments

  19. Tom Brady, Patriots Offense in Midseason Form in Dominant Showing over Carolina

    FOXBOROUGH—As sports writers, we are constantly asked to react to events at the drop of a hat. This column comes to you no more than an hour-and-a-half after the New England ...

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  20. Miami Dolphins Must Use Dion Jordan as Versatile Chess Piece

    Dion Jordan is a jack of all trades. But by sticking the former Oregon linebacker at defensive end, the Miami Dolphins are hoping to make him a master of one: rushing the passer...

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  21. What Does the Future Hold for the Jets at Cornerback?

    With a top-notch defensive line that features Muhammad Wilkerson, Sheldon Richardson and Damon Harrison, it's going to be tough to run against the New York Jets defense...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 4 months ago 7,767 reads 27 comments

  22. Dolphins' Absent Running Game Increases Pressure on Ryan Tannehill

    It's a good thing the Miami Dolphins have weapons in the passing game like Mike Wallace , Brian Hartline, Charles Clay, Rishard Matthews, Brandon Gibson and rookie Jarvis Landry...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 4 months ago 5,921 reads 17 comments

  23. Geno Smith Showing Signs of Development with Both Arm and Legs

    There may or may not have ever been a true competition for the New York Jets ' quarterback position, but either way, Geno Smith is still the front-runner...

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  24. Jimmy Garoppolo's Strong Play Making Case for Patriots No. 2 QB

    FOXBOROUGH—For the first two weeks of training camp, New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo could not have looked much worse. He was usually good for an interception or a fumble (sometimes both) in each practice...

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  25. 5 Things to Watch in Patriots' Preseason Week 2 Matchup vs. Eagles

    The only things that can derail the New England Patriots ' season are injuries. In that sense, we'll get a good look at some of their plan B's in Friday night's game against the Philadelphia Eagles , set to kick off at 7:30 p...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 4 months ago 9,331 reads 11 comments