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  1. Offseason Blueprint: Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    If there is one common thread to ESPN Insider's "offseason blueprint" for the Patriots, it's the focus at the tight end position. It was noted in the "front office priority," "free agents" and "draft" sections of the blueprint. The Patriots recei...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  2. NFLN survey/feared player: Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    When Patriots players were asked about the most feared player in the NFL, one common thread was that there was a significant pause before answering. There wasn't a decisive response, an obvious answer, like some of the other categories in the NFL Nat...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  3. Quick-hit thoughts on possible foes

    Mike Reiss

    Some quick-hit thoughts on the Patriots' three possible playoff opponents -- Bengals, Colts and Chiefs -- after watching the Week 16 Colts-Chiefs game, and the Week 17 Bengals-Ravens game: 1. One common thread between all three teams is that they ...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  4. New England Patriots Mailbag -- Best playoff matchup?

    Mike Reiss

    What would be the best first-round playoff matchup for the Patriots?

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2013
  5. Midseason Report: New England Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    How are they doing it? That has been a common question from out-of-town media members in recent weeks when it comes to the New England Patriots and their 7-2 record. Many teams that sustain similar injuries to key players usually struggle, but ...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  6. Could fullback be making a comeback?

    Mike Reiss

    One of the common refrains heard around the NFL in recent years is that the fullback position is on the verge of becoming extinct. Here in New England was no exception. In 2011, for example, the Patriots didn't carry a pure fullback on their roste...

    Blog | August 24, 2013
  7. Quick-hit thoughts around NFL & Pats

    Mike Reiss

    Quick-hit thoughts around the NFL and with the Patriots: 1. It was interesting listening to Eagles players and coaches share their experience from three days of joint practices with the Patriots in Philadelphia. There was one common theme and it cam...

    Blog | August 11, 2013
  8. 2013 NFL playoffs -- New England Patriots show common threads in ...

    Mike Reiss

    Examining the Patriots' recent failures uncovers some common threads.

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2013
  9. South Florida Saturday tweet-up

    Mike Reiss

    Here are some details for a Saturday "tweet-up" in South Florida: Where: Boston's on the Beach When: 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Address: 40 S. Ocean Blvd.; Delray Beach, Fla. (directions) A "tweet-up" is a casual gathering of those with a common interes...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  10. Belichick, Carroll & common threads

    Mike Reiss

    It's been a long time since Bill Belichick has prepared a unit/team to face a Pete Carroll unit/team (1999, Jets vs. Patriots). The same is obviously true for Carroll when it comes to preparing to face a Belichick-coached unit/team. So the foll...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  11. New England Patriots, Denver Broncos put winning streaks on line ...

    Mike Reiss

    Both the Pats and Broncos have been delivering lately, but one must fall.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2011
  12. Winning formula: No turnovers

    Mike Reiss

    One of the common threads in the Patriots' four-game winning streak is taking care of the football. Quarterback Tom Brady hasn't thrown an interception over that span, and the Patriots have lost just one fumble (vs. Chiefs, Brady stripped). While ...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  13. Opinion: On fines, common sense needed

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Linebacker Rob Ninkovich has kept a low profile over the last two days and I think it traces back to his roughing-the-passer penalty against the Bills. This touches on a topic I believe the league needs to re-evaluate. Later t...

    Blog | September 30, 2011
  14. Pats viewed to be least affected by lockout

    Mike Reiss

    One of the common themes this offseason was that teams with a returning head coach and quarterback would have an advantage over others when the lockout ended. This point is highlighted in a Pro Football Weekly piece that picks the three teams hurt...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  15. New England Patriots draft mailbag: Measuring success of draft cl...

    Mike Reiss

    Measuring success of Pats' draft class starts with Ras-I Dowling.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2011
  16. Learning more about ... Nate Solder

    Mike Reiss

    In the first of a series on Patriots 2011 draft choices, speaks with former Colorado offensive line coach Denver Johnson about New England first-round pick Nate Solder: • What was the most common question you heard from N...

    Blog | May 02, 2011