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  1. WR Jennings disappears on Revis Island

    Mike Reiss

    MINNEAPOLIS -- One of the compelling strategy questions facing the New England Patriots against the Minnesota Vikings was whether to use cornerback Darrelle Revis in a matchup situation against explosive receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. The Patriot...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  2. Rapid reaction: Jamie Collins

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots' selection of Southern Mississippi defensive end/outside linebacker Jamie Collins adds another explosive athlete to the front seven, both as a potential pass-rusher and coverage player. At 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds,...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  3. Demps & the Patriots' return game

    Mike Reiss

    Early in the 2010 season, the Patriots' kickoff return game was one of the most explosive in the NFL. Receiver Brandon Tate, a 2009 third-round pick, was a dynamic presence whose contributions as a returner directly led to victories. But Tate tail...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  4. Quick-hit thoughts around NFL & Pats

    Mike Reiss

    Quick-hit thoughts around the NFL and with the Patriots: 1. Running back Danny Woodhead does a lot of good things for the Patriots, but he doesn't add the explosive element most teams seek in the kickoff return game. He's not a burner. Still, the ...

    Blog | August 12, 2012
  5. Analysis on Patriots' inactives

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Analysis from the Patriots' inactive players today: Ridley the biggest surprise. Rookie running back Stevan Ridley, who fumbled in each of the last two games but has looked like the team's most explosive rusher, is the surpris...

    Blog | January 22, 2012
  6. What to do with Stevan Ridley?

    Mike Reiss

    Put yourself in coach Bill Belichick's hoodie. You have a talented rookie in Stevan Ridley who looks like the most explosive running back on the roster at this time. Yet he's also a "ball security threat" after fumbling in each of the last two gam...

    Blog | January 17, 2012
  7. Divisional round playoff predictions

    Mike Reiss

    Playoff predictions from this weekend's divisional-round games: Saints 27, 49ers 20 -- Love the 49ers' turnaround story and want to believe defense wins championships, but see the explosive Saints having enough to get by. Patriots 35, Broncos 1...

    Blog | January 14, 2012
  8. Brandon Tate & new kickoff rule

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- With the NFL moving the kickoff up five yards this season, from the 30 to the 35, the value of explosive kickoff returners is affected. No player on the Patriots' roster is impacted more than Brandon Tate. The team's No. 3 ...

    Blog | August 13, 2011
  9. Patriots' offense & explosiveness

    Mike Reiss

    In today's "Hot Button" topic on ESPN.com, the debate is which offense is most explosive in the NFL. ESPN.com senior writer John Clayton chooses the Patriots. NFC East reporter Dan Graziano goes with the Eagles. Readers looking to join the debate ...

    Blog | June 06, 2011
  10. Kerrigan a challenging OLB projection

    Mike Reiss

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Purdue defensive end Ryan Kerrigan has a lot going for him in the 2011 NFL Draft as one of the most explosive pass rushers. For the Patriots, he represents a challenging projection to outside linebacker in their defensive system. ...

    Blog | February 26, 2011
  11. New England Patriots Mailbag: Season-opening questions

    Mike Reiss

    Randy Moss, Logan Mankins and the D were popular mailbag topics.

    Story | Conversation | September 14, 2010
  12. New England Patriots' Ron Brace gets his mental game up to speed

    Mike Reiss

    Ron Brace of the Patriots gets his mental game up to speed.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2010
  13. Laurence Maroney is looking to get back to the basics that once m...

    Mike Reiss

    Laurence Maroney is looking to get back to the basics.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2009