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  1. Third game finally a charm for Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Football coaches and players will search for motivation anywhere they can find it, and for the New England Patriots, their recent struggles in the third preseason game was a hot topic in recent days. "Finally got a good one in...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  2. New England Patriots Mailbag -- Seattle Seahawks show New England...

    Mike Reiss

    Forget loading up for Brady, Pats must follow Seattle's defensive blueprint.

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2014
  3. Tom Brady: 'This is not tiddlywinks'

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's on-field emotion and body language has been a hot topic of discussion following Thursday's 13-10 win in which his frustration boiled over. Brady, who repeated his thoughts that the burden is on...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  4. Players react to Brady scare

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Running back Stevan Ridley and offensive linemen Nate Solder and Logan Mankins were among the Patriots players answering questions from reporters after practice. Tom Brady's scare from Wednesday was a hot topic of discussion. ...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  5. Gunner position a hot topic

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- One indication that we're deep into the football preseason and training camp is that one of the dominant topics in Bill Belichick's Wednesday news conference was on gunners. The Patriots have one of the best gunners in the NFL...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  6. New England Patriots mailbag: New defense raises expectations

    Mike Reiss

    Pats mailbag: Bill Belichick's new-look defense is raising expectations.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2012
  7. Free-agent thoughts, Peyton edition

    Mike Reiss

    Sharing thoughts on some of the big moves around the NFL, as they relate to the Patriots... Last week, when the Colts officially released quarterback Peyton Manning, the possibility of Manning in the AFC East was a hot topic here. It won't ha...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  8. Steelers' GM on Wallace situation

    Mike Reiss

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert answered questions from reporters at noon and the status of receiver Mike Wallace was a hot topic. Some have speculated that a team like the Patriots could make a run at Wallace, who is a restric...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  9. Belichick: Glad to have McDaniels back

    Mike Reiss

    Patriots coach Bill Belichick held his weekly conference call with reporters and a hot topic of discussion was the return of Josh McDaniels to New England's staff. "It's good to have Josh on the staff. He's a person I've spent a lot of different t...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  10. Inside the numbers of slow starts

    Mike Reiss

    The Patriots' slow starts have been a hot topic of discussion, and Jeremy Lundblad of ESPN's Stats & Information looks "inside the numbers" of the slow starts in a piece now posted on On Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, the Patr...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  11. Brady earns AFC Player of Month honor

    Mike Reiss

    Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been named AFC Player of the Month for November, the team announced this morning. The award comes in a month where Brady's health, specifically when it comes to his right throwing arm, was a hot topic of discussi...

    Blog | December 01, 2011
  12. New England Patriots Mailbag -- Which wide receivers will make th...

    Mike Reiss

    How the roster will shape up at receiver is a hot topic in this week's mailbag.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2011
  13. Belichick talks 4-3, 3-4 defense

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The hot topic in Bill Belichick's afternoon news conference was defense, with chatter on 3-4 and 4-3 alignments. Belichick took issue when a questioner asked him what endears him so much to the 3-4 defense, pointing out that h...

    Blog | August 04, 2011
  14. Koppen gets Sirius on labor talk

    Mike Reiss

    Patriots center Dan Koppen was a guest on Sirius NFL Radio this morning, with hosts Howard David and Dan Leberfeld. Naturally, a hot topic of discussion was the NFL Players Association's decision to decertify, as well as the owners' decision to lo...

    Blog | March 12, 2011
  15. Hot topic: Need for a receiver

    Mike Reiss

    Every offseason brings a new set of questions, or "top" storylines, for NFL teams. It's been one month since the Patriots' playoff loss to the Jets, and one of the themes that keeps rising to the forefront is what the Patriots might do at wide receiv...

    Blog | February 16, 2011
  16. Pats leftovers from Super Bowl

    Mike Reiss

    DALLAS -- Patriots leftovers and quick-hit thoughts while wrapping up the Super Bowl week: 1. Draft picks a hot topic. Seemingly every analyst asked about the Patriots mentioned all of the team's 2011 draft picks (6 of the first 92 selections) and...

    Blog | February 05, 2011