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  1. Which Patriots show up on special teams

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When formulating the 46-man game-day roster, special teams are a significant consideration for NFL coaches. With this in mind, here is a look at which players showed up on multiple units within the "Big 4" (kickoff coverage, kick...

    Blog | October 30, 2014
  2. How Patriots filled Matthew Slater void

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots were without special-teams captain Matthew Slater in Sunday's 23-3 victory over the Buccaneers. A big part of Slater's value is that he plays on each of the "Big 4" units -- kickoff return, kickoff coverage, punt ret...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  3. Core special teamers for Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When constructing a 46-man game-day roster, special teams are a significant consideration. Along those lines, here is a look at the New England Patriots players who appeared on two or more of the "Big 4" units (kickoff coverag...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  4. Core special teamers for Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- When constructing a 46-man game-day roster, special teams are a significant consideration. Along those lines, here is a look at the Patriots players who appeared on two or more of the "Big 4" units (kickoff coverage, kickoff ...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  5. Special teams personnel, Week 5

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A look at the players who showed up on multiple units within the "Big 4" on special teams -- punt coverage, punt return, kickoff coverage, kickoff return -- in Sunday's win over the Broncos, which highlights their value on the 46...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  6. Special teams personnel, Week 4

    Mike Reiss

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- A look at the players who showed up on multiple units within the "Big 4" on special teams -- punt coverage, punt return, kickoff coverage, kickoff return -- in Sunday's win over the Bills, which highlights their value on the 46-...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  7. Special teams personnel, Week 3

    Mike Reiss

    BALTIMORE -- A look at the players who showed up on multiple units within the "Big 4" on special teams -- punt coverage, punt return, kickoff coverage, kickoff return -- in Sunday's loss to the Ravens, which highlights their value on the 46-man game-...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  8. Special teams personnel, Week 2

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A look at the players who showed up on multiple units within the "Big 4" on special teams -- punt coverage, punt return, kickoff coverage, kickoff return -- in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, which highlights their value on the 4...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  9. Players with top special teams value

    Mike Reiss

    NASHVILLE -- A look at the players who in the season-opener showed up on multiple units within the "Big 4" on special teams -- kickoff return, kickoff coverage, punt return, punt coverage -- which highlights their value on the roster: Four units ...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  10. Players with special teams value

    Mike Reiss

    TAMPA -- When it comes to forming a final 53-man roster, special teams are sometimes a key consideration. With this in mind, here is a look at the Patriots players who showed up on multiple units within the "Big 4" (kickoff return, kickoff coverage, ...

    Blog | August 25, 2012
  11. Special teams breakdown vs. Eagles

    Mike Reiss

    A look at players that showed up on multiple units of the "Big 4" on special teams -- punt return, punt coverage, kickoff return, kickoff coverage -- against the Eagles while analyzing what it might mean (units charted were the first to take the fiel...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  12. Special teams and the 'Big 4'

    Mike Reiss

    When putting together a 46-man game-day roster, special teams are often a significant consideration. A player who contributes in multiple areas on special teams could be seen as more valuable than a skill-position backup who doesn't. With this in ...

    Blog | December 26, 2011
  13. Big 4: Focusing on special teams

    Mike Reiss

    LANDOVER, Md. -- The Patriots' newest additions to the roster, veteran defensive end Eric Moore and rookie defensive back Malcolm Williams, played on special teams in the team's win over the Redskins. Moore filled Jermaine Cunningham's role on the...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  14. Four show up on 'Big 4' radar

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A look at the Patriots players who showed up on multiple "Big 4" special teams units in the team's 31-24 win over the Colts, which highlights their value on the 53-man roster: Four units Sergio Brown* Niko Koutoutvides Matt...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  15. Brown leads special teamers

    Mike Reiss

    PHILADELPHIA -- Safety Sergio Brown has assumed a significantly reduced role on defense, but he's still helping the Patriots on special teams. The second-year player has consistently been of the team's "Big 4" performers, showing up on the punt co...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  16. Big 4 on special teams

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When putting together the 46-man game-day roster, Patriots coach Bill Belichick stresses the importance of special teams. With this in mind, here are the players who appeared on multiple special teams units in Sunday's loss: F...

    Blog | November 07, 2011