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  1. Picked-up pieces after 1st-quarter review

    Mike Reiss

    Picked-up pieces from first-quarter review of the Patriots' 34-31 win over the Texans: 1. On the opening kickoff, which Texans second-year returner Keshawn Martin brought back 50 yards, spacing and getting off blocks seemed to be the issue. The ki...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  2. Picked-up pieces after first-half review

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Picked-up pieces from reviewing the first half of the Patriots' 13-10 win over the Jets: 1. Didn't think this was defensive lineman Vince Wilfork's best game. Instead of playing through blocks, he was attempting to go around t...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  3. Weekly special teams breakdown

    Mike Reiss

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - In the ESPNBoston.com weekly Patriots mailbag, "ASB" from Portland, Oregon shared a thought on our weekly special teams breakdown: "Could you also list the personnel on the Pats' FG and FG block teams, as well as onside kick "...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  4. Mankins: Nice to see plan unfold

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Logan Mankins is like most offensive linemen. Given the choice to run block or pass block, he prefers powering forward in the run game. So when coaches kept emphasizing a desire to improve the running game this offseason, Mank...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  5. Spikes fined $21k for roughness

    Mike Reiss

    Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes was fined $21,000 for unnecessary roughness in last Sunday's 52-28 win over the Bills. The fine was for an illegal blindside block. Spikes delivered the hit on tight end Scott Chandler on an interception return i...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  6. Gronkowski & staying in to block

    Mike Reiss

    In Tuesday's Patriots mailbag, one question was on how the Patriots utilized tight end Rob Gronkowski in Sunday's 31-30 loss to the Ravens. The assumption was that he was kept in to block more than the norm, which contributed to his quiet day from a ...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  7. NFL could close 'McDaniels loophole'

    Mike Reiss

    The NFL will consider a rule that would block coaches from being allowed to move from one team to another team in the same season, league sources told ESPN on Saturday (link here). This would eliminate situations like what unfolded with Josh McDan...

    Blog | January 14, 2012
  8. Cannon chosen for 'Courage' award

    Mike Reiss

    Rookie offensive lineman Marcus Cannon has been chosen by teammates as the Patriots 2011 Ed Block Courage Award winner. The Ed Block Courage Award Foundation is "dedicated to improving the lives of neglected children and ending the cycle of abuse....

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  9. Andre Carter draws praise from New England Patriots, Washington R...

    Mike Reiss

    You'd be hard pressed to find anyone with a foul word about Andre Carter.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2011
  10. Quick-hit thoughts after 1st quarter

    Mike Reiss

    OAKLAND - Quick-hit thoughts from the first quarter of the Patriots' game against the Raiders (Patriots lead 7-3): 1. Raider penalties have been a big part of the first 15 minutes. Tackle Jared Veldheer's illegal block in the back penalty stopped ...

    Blog | October 02, 2011
  11. Football journey: Rob Gronkowski

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- At 6-foot-6 and 265 pounds, tight end Rob Gronkowski is the type of combination player that Bill Belichick covets -- strong enough to block at the line of scrimmage and athletic enough to get down the field as a pass catcher. Tha...

    Blog | December 11, 2010
  12. Revisiting key false start on field goal

    Mike Reiss

    SAN DIEGO -- Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork wasn't sure the Patriots would get the call. Wilfork, a member of the field-goal block unit, felt Chargers guard Louis Vasquez had committed a false-start penalty as Kris Brown lined up for a 4...

    Blog | October 24, 2010
  13. Breaking down the blocked FG

    Mike Reiss

    Who was on the field and how did the Patriots block Dan Carpenter's 53-yard field-goal attempt in the fourth quarter? This is the type of play that an end-zone angle would nicely show, but going over the TV copy of the game, this is what it looked...

    Blog | October 05, 2010
  14. 3 up, 3 down for Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- A look at three players/units whose performance was up, and three players/units whose performance was down in the Patriots' 41-14 win over the Dolphins: Up Patrick Chung -- The second-year safety blocks a punt, blocks a fie...

    Blog | October 05, 2010
  15. Building block for base defense

    Mike Reiss

    Unlike the season-opener, when the Patriots spent the final two-plus quarters in sub packages because the Bengals were forced into obvious passing situations, Sunday's loss to the Jets was more about the base defense. A look at the defensive break...

    Blog | September 21, 2010
  16. What type of help does Vince Wilfork need?

    Mike Reiss

    Vince Wilfork has an interesting way of asking for help. In the mail on Tuesday, a blue T-shirt was received at this address. The same T-shirt was presumably sent to other media members as well, and it read in big, white, block letters: "Help V...

    Blog | June 30, 2010