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  1. Insider: How Tebow fits for Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    In a piece now posted on (Insider content), Field Yates writes on three possible fits for Tim Tebow with the Patriots. 1. Goal-line/short-yardage runner 2. Option attack 3. Another position/special teams "From an X's and O's standpo...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  2. Early report from Wednesday OTA

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots held their fifth of 10 organized team activities on Wednesday, and the session was notable for its pace -- music was blaring at one point and the offense worked on its hurry-up attack -- and focus on the deep passing...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  3. Bengals study up on Pats' 2-TE attack

    Mike Reiss

    This is the time of year when NFL teams study the competition, potentially adopting some of the successful things they do. A few weeks ago, it was noted that the Cowboys have used the Patriots as a model for creating a two-tight end offense. Add t...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  4. Flutie: 'It's a personal attack on everyone'

    Mike Reiss

    Local legend Doug Flutie, whose Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation had 25 participants in Monday's Boston Marathon, shared his view on Monday's bombings at the finish line. "It's really a personal attack on everyone in the Boston area," Flutie said on Sir...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  5. Positional groupings & WR quality/depth

    Mike Reiss

    Each week during the 2012 season, the positional groupings utilized by the Patriots were charted on The idea of tracking the groupings was tied to hopefully gaining a better understanding of how the Patriots were attempting to attack ...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  6. Quick-hit thoughts around NFL & Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    Quick-hit thoughts around the NFL and with the Patriots: 1. Bill Belichick said this week, "You don't win a war by digging a foxhole and sitting in it. You have to go out there and attack." I think Broncos coach John Fox is going to think long and...

    Blog | January 13, 2013
  7. Beaten in their base defense

    Mike Reiss

    One of the staples of Bill Belichick's coaching tenure is a fundamentally sound base defense. It has been rare to see an opponent consistently choose to attack the Patriots in their base. That's what made Sunday night's game against the 49ers so d...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  8. New England Patriots' offense at best, worst against San Francisc...

    Mike Reiss

    Without a win, the Patriots' remarkable comeback leaves a hollow feeling.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2012
  9. Positional groupings: Balance returns

    Mike Reiss

    After back-to-back weeks in which the Patriots trended toward more of a pure three-receiver offense, more balance returned to the attack in Sunday's win over the Colts in the form of multiple-TE packages. This is a timely topic given the Patriots ...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  10. Rex Ryan says New England Patriots' defense doesn't get the credi...

    Mike Reiss

    Jets coach Rex Ryan said the Patriots' defense doesn't get the credit it deserves.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2012
  11. Weekly Patriots mail is delivered

    Mike Reiss

    Every Tuesday on, questions from Patriots followers are answered as part of a weekly mailbag. This week's mailbag has been posted and includes some of the following topics: 1. The up-tempo no-huddle attack and if it can be utilized ...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  12. Offensive snaps: Ringing up 94

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When analzying the snap counts played by skill-position players in the Patriots' 31-21 win over the Broncos, the first thing that stands out is the sheer volume of snaps. Utilizing an up-tempo no-huddle attack that could be de...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  13. Brady & the shotgun tracker

    Mike Reiss

    In establishing solid offensive balance in their season-opening win over the Titans, the Patriots went away from the shotgun, which has been a staple of their attack in recent years. Of 67 offensive snaps (including penalties), quarterback Tom Bra...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  14. Fullback presence & the I-formation

    Mike Reiss

    One of the potential changes for the Patriots' offense in 2012 is the fullback position. While some view fullback as becoming extinct in the NFL, coordinator Josh McDaniels seems to like the possibility of reintegrating it into the team's attack, ...

    Blog | August 11, 2012
  15. Things to watch for in New England Patriots-Miami Dolphins game

    Mike Reiss

    The Pats' inside passing game and Reggie Bush headline things to watch.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2011
  16. Patriots and the YAC attack

    Mike Reiss

    ESPN's "Stats & Information" blog looks at one key area of the Patriots-Eagles game -- yards after the catch. As noted in the blog entry, the Patriots rank second in the NFL in yards after the catch and are the only team in the NFL to have two...

    Blog | November 27, 2011