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  1. Quick-hit thoughts around NFL & Pats

    Mike Reiss

    Quick-hit thoughts around the NFL and with the Patriots: 1. Of the things that quarterback Tom Brady said last week, his comments about the importance of being ready on the first day of training camp were among the most notable from this viewpoint...

    Blog | June 22, 2014
  2. Quick-hit thoughts around NFL & Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    Quick-hit thoughts around the NFL and with the New England Patriots: 1. The Patriots' connections naturally stand out on Bill O'Brien's Houston Texans coaching staff -- defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel, linebackers coach Mike Vrabel, assistant ...

    Blog | February 09, 2014
  3. Recapping top Patriots storylines

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Recapping highlights from the Patriots on Wednesday as they held their first of three playoff bye-week practices: 1. McCourty cleared for action: Safety Devin McCourty, who left the team's Dec. 22 win over the Ravens in the th...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  4. O'Brien thoughts from Pats perspective

    Mike Reiss

    On Sunday, an opinion was shared on Bill O'Brien possibly leaving Penn State and how, from this far-away perch without knowing all the details, it doesn't seem right after just two years. Also included in that opinion was this thought: "I think O'...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  5. Rookie center Stankiewitch agrees

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- With former Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien entering his second season as Penn State's head coach, it makes sense to think that the Patriots would have an interest in some former Nittany Lions. So it comes as littl...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  6. Quick-hit thoughts on roster moves

    Mike Reiss

    A few quick-hit thoughts on today's roster moves -- the signing of fullback/running back Lex Hilliard and release of center/guard Matt Tennant: 1. Sure seems like the Patriots, with coordinator Josh McDaniels taking over for Bill O'Brien, are expl...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  7. Patriots Mailbag: How will the defense be different?

    Mike Reiss

    Patriots Mailbag: Can we expect a better sub defense this season?

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2012
  8. Leftovers from weekly Patriots chat

    Mike Reiss

    Some leftovers from Thursday's weekly Patriots chat on ESPNBoston.com: xpatcan (Savigno, Italy): Mike, are there noticeable differences in coaching styles between Bill O'Brien and Josh McDaniels that really stand out from your observations? Do you...

    Blog | May 26, 2012
  9. Prodigal son Josh McDaniels excited in return to New England Patr...

    Mike Reiss

    Prodigal son Josh McDaniels is excited in his return to New England.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2012
  10. Ferentz explains Pats departure

    Mike Reiss

    In a news conference today at the University of Iowa, Brian Ferentz answered questions about his move from Patriots tight end coach to Iowa's offensive line coach. Ferentz's departure, along with offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien's move to serve as ...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  11. Quick-hit thoughts around NFL & Pats

    Mike Reiss

    Quick-hit thoughts around the NFL and with the Patriots: 1. Former Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien filled out his coaching staff at Penn State and there are no assistants with Patriots ties. I view it as a sign of respect for Bill Beli...

    Blog | February 19, 2012
  12. O'Brien: Brady better than he thought

    Mike Reiss

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien and quarterback Tom Brady sometimes don't always see things the same way. Their sideline spat in Washington on Dec. 11 is one example of that. Here's another: O'Brien thought Brady was to...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  13. Belichick on O'Brien, McDaniels

    Mike Reiss

    Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked about the presence of Josh McDaniels on the coaching staff, and how it has helped the team with offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien juggling his duties as Penn State head coach. "It's great to have Josh here....

    Blog | January 24, 2012
  14. O'Brien at Penn St. until Wednesday

    Mike Reiss

    Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien is splitting this week between Foxborough and Penn State's campus, which highlights his balancing act between his present job and future job. O'Brien spoke with Joe Juliano of the Philadelphia Inquirer (...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  15. O'Brien bumped from media call

    Mike Reiss

    In a sign of transition with offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien's move to Penn State, O'Brien has been bumped from the Patriots' regular conference call schedule with reporters. The media conference calls scheduled for today include: Noon -- Bi...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  16. O'Brien on taking Penn State job

    Mike Reiss

    Penn State made the hiring of Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien official tonight, and will introduce him as head coach Saturday. Here is O'Brien's statement from the school's official press release (link here): "I am thrilled to be the hea...

    Blog | January 06, 2012