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  1. Garoppolo, Pats' offense keep their edge

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick keeps his players on edge in different ways, and one of them is to insert them in a game when they least expect it. Rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo found that out on Friday night. "...

    Blog | August 16, 2014
  2. Extra points from Patriots-Redskins practice

    Mike Reiss

    RICHMOND, Va. -- A few extra points from joint practices between the New England Patriots and Washington Redskins: Line of scrimmage: When the teams worked on pass-rush drills the first two days, my subjective charting had Washington with the edge...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  3. Patriots Camp Report: Day 7

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of New England Patriots training camp: Cornerback Brandon Browner is practicing with a physical edge, and at one point, his hands-on approach riled up receivers coach Chad O'Shea. ...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  4. Patriots frustrated by missed opportunity

    Mike Reiss

    MIAMI -- The New England Patriots have lived most of the 2013 season on the edge, and it finally caught up to them in Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins. The defeat also appeared to push quarterback Tom Brady over the edge. Brady took two q...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  5. Chandler Jones 'knocking on the door'

    Mike Reiss

    Gregg Rosenthal, who edits the "Around the League" blog on, puts together his list of top 25 edge rushers and breaks things up into the following categories: 1. The best of the best 2. Next level 3. Knocking on the door, Part I 4. Knock...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  6. DE/OLB Buchanan the pick at 226

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots selected Illinois defensive end/outside linebacker Michael Buchanan with the first of two seventh-round draft choices, 226th overall. Buchanan (6-5 3/8, 255) is an edge rusher who was named Illinois' Outstanding D...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  7. Mock thoughts: Another edge-setter?

    Mike Reiss

    As we dip our toe into the "mock draft" season, it is a reminder of how this is a good opportunity to learn more about prospects while considering various possibilities. Along those lines, a mock draft from Daniel Jeremiah of brings up an ...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  8. New England Patriots Mailbag -- Patriots have matchup edge over B...

    Mike Reiss

    Must respect the Ravens' mental toughness, but X's & O's go to Pats.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2013
  9. Cleaning out the camp notebook

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Cleaning out the training camp notebook with some random observations, thoughts and news items after the Patriots' fifth training camp practice on Tuesday: 1. The competition among the team's edge pass rushers has been fun to ...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  10. Insider: Bills grade higher

    Mike Reiss

    If you were comparing the offseason moves of the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots, who gets the edge? That was a question that came to mind when reading Matt Williamson's AFC offseason grades piece (Insider content), which puts the Bills ato...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  11. Stevan Ridley: 'Edge I've never had'

    Mike Reiss

    Second-year Patriots running back Stevan Ridley returned home to Natchez, Mississippi as part of a "Hometown Huddle" fundraising event organized by his mother, Carolyn. In a well-written piece, Justin Whitmore of the Natchez Democrat recaps Ridley...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  12. Rapid reaction: Jake Bequette

    Mike Reiss

    In selecting Arkansas defensive end/outside linebacker Jake Bequette with their third-round pick (90th overall), the Patriots pick up another pass-rushing prospect. At 6-foot-4 5/8 and 274 pounds, Bequette looks like an edge player in the Patriots...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  13. Rapid reaction: Chandler Jones pick

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- One of the first things that stands out when you look at Syracuse defensive end Chandler Jones is his size -- 6-foot-5 and 266 pounds, with 35.5-inch arms. That's prototypical size that the Patriots look for an edge player in ...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  14. Mock thoughts: Kirkpatrick & edge help

    Mike Reiss draft analysts Rob Rang and Dane Brugler provide their latest draft projections, and they both have a similar look. At No. 27, both envision a scenario where Alabama cornerback Dre' Kirkpatrick is the pick. Then they circle back at N...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  15. 2012 Super Bowl: Tom Brady's amazing memory gives N.E. Patriots m...

    Mike Reiss

    Tom Brady's encyclopedic football memory gives the Patriots an advantage.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2012
  16. Picking out some key areas

    Mike Reiss

    A few key areas that figure to play a big part in tonight's playoff game for the Patriots: 1. Keeping Tebow in the pocket. This was an area the Patriots struggled early in the Dec. 18 meeting. When Broncos quarterback Tebow gets outside the edges ...

    Blog | January 14, 2012