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  1. Quick-hit thoughts on NFL, Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    Quick-hit thoughts around the NFL and with the Patriots: 1. The Patriots' four transactions on the 53-man roster this past week -- releasing cornerback Marquice Cole and receiver Austin Collie and promoting defensive backs Kanorris Davis and Justi...

    Blog | December 29, 2013
  2. Weekly Patriots mail is delivered

    Mike Reiss

    Every Tuesday on ESPNBoston.com, questions from Patriots followers are answered as part of a weekly mailbag. Today's mailbag has been posted and includes some of the following topics: 1. How to judge the practice performance of defensive backs aga...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  3. McCourty: Deep thoughts vs. Ravens

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- After watching the Ravens' impressive work in the deep passing game against the Broncos in the divisional round of the playoffs, Patriots defensive backs are entering the AFC Championship Game with a clear-cut mentality. "I th...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  4. Final numbers in with sub defense

    Mike Reiss

    One statistic that was charted over the course of the Patriots' season was the number of times the defense was in a sub package (five or more defensive backs) versus their base defense. The reason for charting this is to highlight the importance o...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  5. Updating base vs. sub defensive stats

    Mike Reiss

    As part of monitoring a growing trend in recent years for the Patriots -- the defense playing more in space in sub packages (5 or more defensive backs) -- let's update the numbers after Monday's win over the Texans: vs. Texans Base: 47 of 70 Sub...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  6. Updating base vs. sub defensive stats

    Mike Reiss

    As part of monitoring a growing trend in recent years for the Patriots -- the defense playing more in space in sub packages (5 or more defensive backs) -- let's update the numbers after Sunday's win over the Dolphins: at Dolphins Sub: 36 of 63 B...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  7. Updating base vs. sub defensive stats

    Mike Reiss

    As part of monitoring a growing trend in recent years for the Patriots -- the defense playing more in space in sub packages (5 or more defensive backs) -- let's update the numbers after Thursday's win over the Jets: at Jets Sub: 49 of 72 Base: 2...

    Blog | November 24, 2012
  8. Updating base vs. sub defensive stats

    Mike Reiss

    As part of monitoring a growing trend in recent years for the Patriots -- the defense playing more in space in sub packages (5 or more defensive backs) -- let's update the numbers after Sunday's win over the Bills: vs. Bills Sub: 62 of 81 Base: ...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  9. Updating base vs. sub defense stats

    Mike Reiss

    As part of monitoring a growing trend in recent years for the Patriots -- the defense playing more in space in sub packages (5 or more defensive backs) -- let's update the numbers after Sunday's win over the Jets: vs. Jets Base: 50 of 84 Sub: 32...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  10. Updating base vs. sub defense stats

    Mike Reiss

    As part of monitoring a growing trend in recent years for the Patriots -- the defense playing more in space in sub packages (5 or more defensive backs) -- let's update the numbers after Sunday's loss to the Seahawks: at Seahawks Base: 40 of 56 ...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  11. Defensive backs & turning for ball

    Mike Reiss

    Based on submissions to this week's Patriots mailbag, as well as tweets, one of the primary areas of frustration for followers is technique breakdowns with Devin McCourty and the team's defensive backs. Why aren't they consistently turning to look fo...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  12. Updating base vs. sub defensive stats

    Mike Reiss

    As part of monitoring a growing trend in recent years for the Patriots -- the defense playing more in space in sub packages (5 or more defensive backs) -- let's update the numbers after Sunday's win over the Broncos: vs. Broncos Sub: 60 of 66 Ba...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  13. Updating base vs. sub defense stats

    Mike Reiss

    As part of monitoring a growing trend in recent years for the Patriots -- the defense playing more in space in sub packages (5 or more defensive backs) -- let's update the numbers after Sunday's win over the Bills: vs. Bills Sub: 58 of 71 Base: ...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  14. Updating base vs. sub stats

    Mike Reiss

    As part of monitoring a growing trend in recent years for the Patriots -- the defense playing more in space in sub packages (5 or more defensive backs) -- let's update the numbers after Sunday's loss to the Ravens: vs. Ravens Base: 37 of 73 Su...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  15. Updating base vs. sub D stats

    Mike Reiss

    As part of monitoring a growing trend in recent years for the Patriots -- the defense playing more in space in sub packages (5 or more defensive backs) -- let's update the numbers after Sunday's loss to the Cardinals: vs. Cardinals Sub: 30 of 64 ...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  16. Charting base vs. sub defense

    Mike Reiss

    NASHVILLE -- Bill Belichick said this offseason that the Patriots aren't in their base defense as much as they used to be, which highlighted the importance of subpackages (more than 4 defensive backs) and players who can play in space. That trend con...

    Blog | September 10, 2012