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  1. The Film Don't Lie: Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    A weekly look at what the New England Patriots must fix: There are a lot of choices this week after an uninspiring performance Monday night, and with the 3-0 Cincinnati Bengals coming to town, struggles on run defense must be rectified. It's not s...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  2. Sealver Siliga placed on injured reserve, designation to return, ...

    Mike Reiss

    The New England Patriots' run defense took a hit Saturday as the club announced that Sealver Siliga has been placed on injured reserve with a designation to return.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2014
  3. Tom Brady: Red zone offense a downer

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady credited the Oakland Raiders defense after Sunday's closer-than-anticipated 16-9 victory, but at the same time lamented missed opportunities for the offense. "It was a tough win," Bra...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  4. Usage of dime helps Ebner break through

    Mike Reiss

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Throughout the New England Patriots' regular season, how often the team is in its base defense versus its sub defenses will be charted. This can highlight player value and also sheds light on how the coaching staff viewed personnel on ...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  5. Patriots' defensive snaps: Skinner chips in

    Mike Reiss

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- A look at snaps by New England Patriots' players on defense in the team's 30-7 victory against the Minnesota Vikings (includes penalties): INSIDE LINEBACKER Jerod Mayo -- 68 of 68 Dont'a Hightower -- 68 of 68 Deontae Skinn...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  6. Fix-it shop: Patriots' run defense

    Mike Reiss

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- An examination of what the New England Patriots must do after their loss to the Miami Dolphins: The Patriots surrendered 191 rushing yards in their season-opening 33-20 loss to the Dolphins, and next up on their schedule is ...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  7. Patriots base vs. sub defense in focus

    Mike Reiss

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Throughout the New England Patriots' regular season, how often the team is in its base defense versus its sub defenses will be charted. This can highlight player value and also sheds light on how the coaching staff viewed perso...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  8. Patriots' defensive snaps: Ninkovich dips

    Mike Reiss

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- A look at snaps by New England Patriots players on defense in the team's season-opening 33-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins (includes penalties): DEFENSIVE LINE/ON-THE-LINE LINEBACKER: Dont'a Hightower -- 74 of 74 Chandler Jo...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  9. Inside zone hurts over-hyped Pats' defense

    Mike Reiss

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - From the time cornerback Darrelle Revis signed as a free-agent in mid-March, the New England Patriots defense has been billed by many as potentially being one of the NFL's best. With such widespread optimism, what can be said...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  10. Wilfork: 'Not how you start, how you finish'

    Mike Reiss

    Observed and heard in the locker room after the New England Patriots' 33-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins: Wilfork doesn't mince words: Seven-time captain Vince Wilfork, who takes pride in leading the team's run defense, said any time a team gives up...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  11. Patriots defensive snaps vs. Panthers

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A look at snaps played by members of the New England Patriots defense in the team's 30-7 win over the Carolina Panthers on Friday night: DEFENSIVE TACKLE: Joe Vellano -- 25 of 52 Jerel Worthy -- 23 of 52 Vince Wilfork -- 22...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  12. Cleaning out Patriots notebook from win

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Cleaning out the notebook from the New England Patriots' 30-7 victory over the Panthers at Gillette Stadium on Friday night: Versatile Jones making mark in front seven. Chandler Jones was one of the star performers on defense ...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  13. Observation Deck: New England Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- There is always a danger of reading too much into preseason football, so this thought is passed along with a note of caution: If the New England Patriots play defense like they did Friday night against the Carolina Panthers, they...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  14. Third-quarter review: Bad fit for Will Smith?

    Mike Reiss

    Picked-up pieces from third-quarter film review of the Patriots' 42-35 preseason win over the Eagles: 1. Veteran defensive end Will Smith is used to playing more in a 4-3 defense, and at times looks out of place as a hold-the-point 3-4 end with th...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  15. New England Patriots Mailbag: Training camp questions

    Mike Reiss

    Readers want to know if the offense is catching up to the defense.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2014
  16. Tom Brady's insight on physical defense

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots' physical defense has been one of the top storylines of training camp. Specifically, cornerback Brandon Browner's play has stood out in that area, to the point that it has disrupted the rhythm of the offe...

    Blog | July 31, 2014