1. Colts Should Try to Run the Ball Against Patriots' Front 7, but Will They?

    In their heart of hearts, the Indianapolis Colts want to throw the ball. It's hard to blame them, with an uber-ta lented quarterback in Andrew Luck who can make all the throws, throw on the run and generally do it all for Indy's offense...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 2,574 reads 2 comments

  2. Parting Ways with Jeff Ireland Is Miami's Last Gasp at Building Quick Contender

    After firing general manager Jeff Ireland and offensive coordinator Mike Sherman, the Dolphins are once again dipping their toe into the uncertain waters of a rebuild...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 8,346 reads 93 comments

  3. Colts Defense Ripe for the Picking for Tom Brady, Patriots Offense

    If the Indianapolis Colts thought they had it tough last week against the Kansas City Chiefs , they really have their work cut out for them against the New England Patriots ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 17,063 reads 58 comments

  4. How Bill Belichick, Patriots Defense Can Hold Red-Hot Andrew Luck in Check

    Just when you think you have him beat, you don't. That phrase applies to both quarterbacks in Saturday's divisional round playoff showdown between the New England Patriots and ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 15,988 reads 68 comments

  5. Colts vs. Patriots: Who Has the Edge at Every Position?

    The game of football is not played on paper or in a slideshow, but matchups often dictate the outcome of a game...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 37,578 reads 206 comments

  6. Firing Mike Sherman Was the Right Move for the Miami Dolphins

    From 8-6 with their playoff fate in their hands to 8-8 wondering where it all went wrong. That's the story of the Miami Dolphins ' 2013 collapse, and while there's plenty of blame ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 30,994 reads 173 comments

  7. Colts, Bengals, Chiefs: Who's the Best & Worst Matchup for Patriots in Playoffs?

    Three teams enter Wild Card Weekend with a chance of facing the New England Patriots in the divisional round. Only one team will earn that chance. It can't be the No...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 19,781 reads 22 comments

  8. Revisiting 10 Bold New England Patriots Predictions from the Preseason

    Things don't always go exactly as expected. That has been the common theme for the New England Patriots this season...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 6,004 reads 16 comments

  9. Revisiting 10 Bold Buffalo Bills Predictions from the Preseason

    The expectations were low for the 2013 Buffalo Bills , and with a 6-10 record, the Bills finished exactly where they were in 2012. In some ways, that can be seen as a success...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 3,423 reads 5 comments

  10. Revisiting 10 Bold Miami Dolphins Predictions from the Preseason

    The season never goes quite as we expect. As such, I always find it fun to offer some predictions in the preseason , then look back on them after the season. It's become a tradition, and we continue here with the Miami Dolphins ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 5,203 reads 15 comments

  11. Revisiting 10 Bold New York Jets Predictions from the Preseason

    The New York Jets finished 8-8, marking their third straight season with a record of .500 or worse. This 8-8, however, felt a lot better than the previous two seasons. The Jets did much better than (almost) anyone expected this season, including myself..

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 3,568 reads 10 comments

  12. Breaking Down Julian Edelman's Breakout Season for the Patriots

    Julian Edelman could have been focused on himself. He's been overlooked time after time, and after becoming the 10th player in Patriots history with over 1,000 receiving yards ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 6,861 reads 21 comments

  13. Did the Jets Make the Right Decision by Retaining Rex Ryan?

    Name a coach available in 2014 who absolutely, positively could have done a better job with the 2013 New York Jets than head coach Rex Ryan . You can't, because no such absolutely's or positively's exist in football...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 7,021 reads 92 comments

  14. Firing Joe Philbin Won't Solve the Miami Dolphins' Problems

    With their playoff fate in their own hands, the Miami Dolphins dropped the ball for two straight weeks and will now be sitting at home in January for the fifth straight year. Now, it sounds like no one is safe...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 19,552 reads 226 comments

  15. Are We Seeing the Last of Jairus Byrd with the Buffalo Bills?

    How valuable is Jairus Byrd to the Buffalo Bills defense? That's the short version of an amalgamation of questions surrounding the future of the Pro Bowl safety with the team that drafted him in the second round in 2009...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 6,613 reads 21 comments

  16. Should the New York Jets Bring Back Antonio Cromartie in 2014?

    When the New York Jets traded Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in April, they probably felt some relief knowing Antonio Cromartie would be stepping into Revis' old spot as the No...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 2,876 reads 20 comments

  17. Where Do the Miami Dolphins Need to Improve, If Not Now, for 2014?

    Much was made of the Miami Dolphins ' offseason moves, from signing wide receiver Mike Wallace , to letting left tackle Jake Long and running back Reggie Bush walk away, to swapping ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 10,072 reads 73 comments

  18. Time for the New York Jets to Move on from Rex Ryan

    Rex Ryan may end up being a victim of his own success. The New York Jets were never expected to make noise in the playoff race, but after compiling a 5-4 record through the ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 10,763 reads 138 comments

  19. Dolphins Not as Close to AFC East Contenders as It Seemed

    Dropped the ball. The Miami Dolphins did a lot of it in rain-soaked conditions against the Buffalo Bills in a 19-0 loss on Sunday, and the phrase also accurately describes what the Dolphins did with their playoff fates in their own hands...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 10,437 reads 161 comments

  20. 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 7 months ago 5,161 reads 35 comments

  21. 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 7 months ago 3,644 reads 24 comments

  22. 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 7 months ago 8,945 reads 55 comments

  23. 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 7 months ago 17,633 reads 69 comments

  24. 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 7 months ago 6,227 reads 33 comments

  25. 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...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 8,695 reads 88 comments