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  1. How the Jets kept Tom Brady off balance

    Mike Reiss

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Jets coach Rex Ryan boldly declared that no team gives New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady as difficult of a challenge as his team, whether Brady "admits it or not." It was certainly a struggle for the Patr...

    Blog | December 21, 2014
  2. New England Patriots Mailbag -- Trouble ahead?

    Mike Reiss

    With a tough road on tap, who will trip up N.E. and how will the Pats respond?

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2014
  3. What is holding Brandon Browner back?

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Given the immediate nature of sports media these days, it is often a challenge to have an immediate response to the variety of things that are reported in various outlets on a daily basis. It often takes time to dig for the infor...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  4. Challenge for Pats' run D changes

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- It doesn't feel right to discuss the football implications of the Minnesota Vikings being without running back Adrian Peterson for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots, given the much larger issue at hand. The concer...

    Blog | September 13, 2014
  5. Brady on unique QB-center dynamic

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- One of the top training camp competitions for the New England Patriots has been at center, where incumbent Ryan Wendell is facing a significant challenge from nine-year veteran Dan Connolly and fourth-round draft choice Bryan Sto...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  6. Quick-hit thoughts around NFL & Pats

    Mike Reiss

    Quick-hit thoughts around the NFL and with the New England Patriots: 1. Tom Brady says he wants to play for a long time, and as he celebrates his 37th birthday today, he's realized that one of his greater challenges in doing so is how he connects ...

    Blog | August 03, 2014
  7. Pats stand alone with numberless jerseys

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- There was a light moment at the end of the New England Patriots' organized team activity last Friday, when offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was asked if it was a challenge for him to identify players without numbers or names ...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  8. Allow coaches to challenge everything?

    Mike Reiss

    Tuesday's conference call with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick included some thought-provoking discussion that perhaps finds its way to a competition committee meeting in the near future. It started when Belichick was asked about a fourth-quart...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  9. New England Patriots Mailbag -- Praise for the coaching staff

    Mike Reiss

    Give the Pats coaches credit for their adjustments Sunday -- and all season.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2013
  10. Brady adjusting to new role as teacher

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Faced with the challenge of integrating almost an entirely new receiving corps into the offense, a group that includes three rookies, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady acknowledged Wednesday that he has taken a different...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  11. Camp Confidential: New England Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Facing arguably the greatest challenge of his 14-year NFL career, stripped of his go-to receiver Wes Welker and then some, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady arrived at training camp hoping to do more. Never before has...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  12. N.E. Patriots face their biggest challenge yet

    Mike Reiss

    Can the Pats turn an offseason to forget into a season to remember?

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2013
  13. Setting the stage for Patriots' week

    Mike Reiss

    This marks the final week of the Patriots' team-based on-field portion of the offseason program. A look at the schedule: Monday Executive Challenge -- Now in its third year in place of the club's annual golf tournament, this takes place at Gillet...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  14. Brady rolls with the WR changes

    Mike Reiss

    ALLSTON, Mass. -- When it comes to quarterbacks adjusting to almost a completely new group of receivers, it's hard for any non-rookie to match Tom Brady's challenge with the Patriots in 2013. Outside of the returning Julian Edelman, who has been side...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  15. Weekly Patriots mail is delivered

    Mike Reiss

    Every Tuesday on ESPNBoston.com, 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. Playoff possibilities and the challenge of not having a ...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  16. 3 up, 3 down for Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- At an initial glance, a look at three players whose performance was "up" in the Patriots' 42-14 win over the Texans, and three players at the opposite end of the spectrum (with some creative math as it was a challenge to find thr...

    Blog | December 10, 2012