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  1. Brandon Browner surprised by flags

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- "And now, we'll cut away from today's game so we can return to our regularly scheduled programming." This is what New England Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner, whose physical style of play could be curbed with the league's ...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  2. Belichick to referee: Throw lots of flags

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Referee John Parry and members of his crew are in town to work with the Patriots, and he's received a message from coach Bill Belichick. This is what Belichick told Parry: "Throw flags -- put the flag on the ground, so when we...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  3. Ref explains picking up penalty flag

    Mike Reiss

    Below is a transcript of the pool report with referee Clete Blakeman from the game between the Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots at Bank of America Stadium regarding the final play of the game. Pool Reporters in attendance were Mike Reiss o...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  4. Penalty watch: Flags not hurting Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    Every Thursday, we'll explore the New England Patriots' penalty breakdown in comparison with the team's next opponent, while adding a few league-wide stats. Patriots' total penalties: 48 Patriots' total accepted penalties: 41 (fifth-fewest on ave...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  5. Penalty watch: Cunningham's rise

    Mike Reiss

    The impact of having regular officials back on the field showed itself during the Patriots' 52-28 win over the Bills. There were fewer flags (just one on the Patriots) and a better pace of game. Also of note this week is that third-year defensive ...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  6. Penalty flag for overlooking Brady?

    Mike Reiss

    Working with teammates Mike Rodak and Field Yates to put together a Top 10 list of things we'll be watching for at training camp was a fun exercise. After reading it over (link here), it led me to the following thought: Are we guilty of taking qua...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  7. Quick-hit thoughts around NFL & Pats

    Mike Reiss

    Quick-hit thoughts around the NFL and with the Patriots: 1. Ron Winter is assigned to referee today's Patriots-Colts game. In the past, that has meant a lot of flags and a longer game. Followers might remember the Patriots' 27-21 win over the Rave...

    Blog | December 04, 2011
  8. 3 up, 3 down for the Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A look at three players whose performance stood out at initial glance, and three players at the opposite end of the spectrum: Up Bill Belichick & challenges -- The Patriots coach, who keeps his challenge flag in his sock, rea...

    Blog | October 09, 2011
  9. Penalty watch: Reduction in flags

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots made progress in the penalty department this week, with officials flagging them for just five accepted penalties against the Raiders. That represented a season-low. They had seven against the Dolphins, eight ag...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  10. Penalty watch: 18 flags on Pats

    Mike Reiss

    A weekly look at the penalty leaders for the Patriots, with a new category added for players drawing holding penalties (including special teams): Totals Leigh Bodden -- 2 Rob Gronkowski -- 2 Matt Light -- 2 Kyle Arrington -- 1 Deion Branch --...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  11. Graham's pregame warmup

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots kicker Shayne Graham's pregame warmup saw him hit from a long of 48 yards to the closed end of the stadium, while he looked to be a bit shorter to the open end. The orange flags atop the goalposts are barely moving, a...

    Blog | December 19, 2010
  12. Belichick & challenge flags

    Mike Reiss

    Patriots coach Bill Belichick has reached into his sock six times for his challenge flag, the most recent coming in the third quarter of Sunday's 34-14 loss to the Browns. Belichick challenged whether Browns quarterback Colt McCoy had broken the p...

    Blog | November 09, 2010
  13. Welcome to Gillette Stadium

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Welcome to Gillette Stadium, where the Patriots host the Vikings today (Fox, 4:15 p.m.). Some pregame news and notes: Weather conditions. Wind will be something to monitor today as the orange flags atop the goal posts are d...

    Blog | October 31, 2010
  14. Penalty watch: TEs pick up flags

    Mike Reiss

    The Patriots entered the fourth week of the NFL season tied for 13th in the league for fewest accepted penalties, with 16. Center Dan Koppen (false start) and tight ends Alge Crumpler (offensive holding), Rob Gronkowski (offensive pass interferenc...

    Blog | October 03, 2010
  15. Brady's Best Buddies game tonight

    Mike Reiss

    Quarterback Tom Brady is hosting a flag football game tonight at Harvard Stadium as part of his duties as the event chair of this weekend's Audi Best Buddies Challenge. Several of Brady's teammates are expected to be in attendance, with kickoff sched...

    Blog | June 04, 2010
  16. Georgia football flag flies in locker room

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass., -- How does a University of Georgia car flag make its way on the back of a chair in the Patriots' locker room? That was the question posed to tight end Benjamin Watson, a Georgia alum, on Thursday. It turns out Watson was o...

    Blog | December 03, 2009