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  1. New England Patriots well positioned as free agency opens

    Mike Reiss

    By planning ahead, the Patriots are well positioned as free agency opens.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2013
  2. PFW: Belichick at head of class

    Mike Reiss

    Pro Football Weekly analyzes the performance of each NFL head coach and puts Bill Belichick in the "head of the class" category for his work this season (link here). The PFW piece leads off with this thought: The lockout robbed the league's coa...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  3. Highlighting Solder's rookie year

    Mike Reiss

    Stew Milne/US PresswirePatriots rookie Nate Solder.One line of thinking was that the NFL lockout would make it hard for rookies to contribute immediately, especially those needing some extra time to gain strength to play at the line of scrimmage. Off...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  4. Brandt breaks down Mankins pact

    Mike Reiss

    When it comes to the business side of football, former Green Bay Packers executive Andrew Brandt is one of the must-reads from this perspective. His written work on the National Football Post website, and TV work on ESPN during the lockout, is/was ap...

    Blog | August 15, 2011
  5. Quick-hit thoughts after 1st quarter

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Quick-hit thoughts after the first quarter: 1. This is a lockout-based approach from Bill Belichick. In not playing several of his top stars, he is making a statement that it's too much football, too quick. The Patriots have o...

    Blog | August 11, 2011
  6. Players unlikely to play; what it means

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tonight's preseason opener figures to have a heavy emphasis on developmental players. When asked earlier this week if veterans might play more than a normal load because of the lockout, Bill Belichick said, "Probably not this wee...

    Blog | August 11, 2011
  7. Weekly Patriots mail is delivered

    Mike Reiss

    Every Tuesday on, questions from Patriots followers are answered as part of a weekly mailbag. This week's mailbag has been posted and includes some of the following topics: 1. How the lockout is tied to Bill Belichick's experimentat...

    Blog | August 09, 2011
  8. New England Patriots Mailbag -- Bill Belichick using camp as his ...

    Mike Reiss

    'Lockout effect' has the Patriots making it up as they go along.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2011
  9. New England Patriots Mailbag -- anything to this 4-3 talk?

    Mike Reiss

    New names, possible new scheme the buzz in this week's mailbag.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2011
  10. Soundbites from RB Kevin Faulk

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots running back Kevin Faulk spoke with reporters Saturday at Gillette Stadium. A few soundbites: On his return. "Before the lockout started, Bill [Belichick] called me and told me, 'Look, Kevin, I want you on my team ...

    Blog | July 30, 2011
  11. Areas of interest at Patriots camp

    Mike Reiss

    The Patriots' first training camp practice will have a different feel from past years. There will be no full-pad practice and there will be a larger number of players not on the field because of the post-lockout timeline. With this in mind, here a...

    Blog | July 28, 2011
  12. Difference between quietness & inactivity

    Mike Reiss

    There is a difference between the media-based quietness surrounding the Patriots' team-building plans and the idea that the Patriots have been inactive over the last 24-36 hours since the lockout ended. On Twitter, for example, @illmatic940 wrote:...

    Blog | July 27, 2011
  13. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft lauded for role in NFL la...

    Mike Reiss

    Even with his wife ailing, Robert Kraft played a critical role in the NFL talks.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2011
  14. Pats viewed to be least affected by lockout

    Mike Reiss

    One of the common themes this offseason was that teams with a returning head coach and quarterback would have an advantage over others when the lockout ended. This point is highlighted in a Pro Football Weekly piece that picks the three teams hurt...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  15. The top 10 things New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and C...

    Mike Reiss

    The top 10 things the Patriots should tackle first once the lockout lifts.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2011
  16. New England Patriots roster filled with plenty of question marks

    Mike Reiss

    Question marks loom over the Patriots' roster as season inches closer.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2011