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  1. Following up on NFL draft-day stories

    Mike Reiss

    A few follow-ups on NFL draft-day stories that were hot topics surrounding the New England Patriots, with one additional thought: 1. Ryan Mallett and a potential trade. The league-owned NFL Network pumped a possible trade of Mallett to the Texans ...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  2. Writer makes case for Wallace

    Mike Reiss

    One of the hot topics over the last week has been a scenario in which a team like the Patriots pursues Steelers receiver Mike Wallace, a restricted free agent who is expected to receive a first-round tender. Any team signing Wallace to an offer sh...

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  3. New England Patriots Mailbag -- Defense continues to be main conc...

    Mike Reiss

    It's not a new concern, but readers continue to be troubled by the D.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2012
  4. Tom Brady: I deserved to be yelled at

    Mike Reiss

    LANDOVER, Md. -- One of the hot topics of discussion after the New England Patriots' 34-27 win over the Washington Redskins Sunday was a heated sideline exchange between Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien. The excha...

    Blog | December 11, 2011
  5. New England Patriots mailbag: Sorting out the unknowns

    Mike Reiss

    Mailbag: Welker's recovery, Brady and Mankins' contracts are the hot topics.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2010
  6. New England Patriots mailbag: Focus on free agency and the tight ...

    Mike Reiss

    Free agency and the Patriots' hole at tight end are hot topics in the mailbag.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2010
  7. Patriots mailbag full of offseason questions

    Mike Reiss

    The search for a new defensive coordinator and a No. 1 RB dominated the mailbag.

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2010
  8. Playoff seeding and how to handle Week 17 were hot topics in New...

    Mike Reiss

    Playoff seeding and how to handle Week 17 were hot topics in the mailbag.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2009
  9. Super Bowl XLIX -- Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels defends N...

    Mike Reiss

    New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels defended the team's usage of ineligible receivers in its two playoff games, a hot-button topic that has led to some former coaches, such as Tony Dungy, to call for the tactic to be stopped.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2015
  10. 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
  11. Tedy's take: Rule proposal for specialists

    Mike Reiss

    One of the hot NFL topics in recent days centers on the blindside hit that Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber took from the Pittsburgh Steelers' Terence Garvin. Huber suffered a broken jaw and cracked vertebrae, injuries that ended his season. ESP...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  12. Bruschi opines on Welker, Amendola

    Mike Reiss

    ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi was a guest on "The Herd" with Colin Cowherd on Wednesday, and he shared his opinion on the Patriots-based hot-button topic of Wes Welker's free-agent defection. Bruschi was asked his thoughts on owner Robert Kraft's rema...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  13. Polian, Patriots, hits to head & fines

    Mike Reiss

    Player fines and hits to the head have become a hot-button topic this week, specifically with Ravens safety Ed Reed having his one-game suspension overturned (link here). Along these lines, there was an interesting discussion on Sirius XM NFL Radio o...

    Blog | November 22, 2012
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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