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  1. Patriots' 1st-quarter review: Dominique Easley's impact

    Mike Reiss

    Picked-up pieces from first-quarter review of the New England Patriots' 51-23 win against the Bears: 1. Rookie Dominique Easley drew a critical holding penalty (12:42) that stunted the initial momentum the Bears had on the opening drive. He aligne...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  2. New England Patriots Mailbag: Training camp questions

    Mike Reiss

    Readers want to know if the offense is catching up to the defense.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2014
  3. Patriots still in search of momentum

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- At this time last year, New England Patriots receiver Aaron Dobson had a lot of work to do to get ready for the start of training camp. The 2013 second-round draft choice out of Marshall had an up-and-down spring camp "season," a...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  4. Momentum builders in offseason camps

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Last year, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick talked about how players who weren't on the field in offseason camps were falling behind. This year, the tone was slightly different, with Belichick noting that the team hasn't...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  5. Engineering the focus with goalposts

    Mike Reiss

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- One of the Patriots' four rule proposals is to extend the goalposts 5 feet on each side, and in speaking with one NFL general manager on Tuesday, the feeling is that it has momentum to pass at some point. One of the big topics of ...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  6. Tedy's thoughts on playoff expansion

    Mike Reiss

    In an open-letter piece now posted on, NFL analyst Tedy Bruschi writes to commissioner Roger Goodell about one of the topics generating some momentum in recent weeks -- playoff expansion. Bruschi offers his own suggestion. I like t...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  7. Quick-hit thoughts on Vereen surgery

    Mike Reiss

    Sunday's Patriots season opener was supposed to be a momentum-builder for third-year running back Shane Vereen, as he was a standout performer. But now comes news (first reported by Jay Glazer of Fox Sports) that he broke a small bone in his wrist, w...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  8. New England Patriots Mailbag -- Camp brings fresh start

    Mike Reiss

    Mailbag: Camp brings a fresh start and a new set of problems for the Patriots.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2013
  9. Quick-hit thoughts on NFL and Pats

    Mike Reiss

    Quick-hit thoughts on the NFL and the Patriots: 1. A lot can change between now and the end of training camp, but the under-the-radar Patriots offensive player who has arguably built more momentum than any other to this point is rookie free-agent ...

    Blog | July 21, 2013
  10. New England Patriots Mailbag -- As OTAs near, roles taking shape

    Mike Reiss

    As OTAs near, Patriots roles are starting to take shape.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2013
  11. Sharing some halftime thoughts

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Sharing some thoughts at halftime as the Patriots trail the 49ers by a 17-3 score: What a wild first half. This was 30 minutes played at a fast pace, with quick shifts of momentum, a successful 49ers fake punt, turnovers on ...

    Blog | December 16, 2012
  12. New England Patriots defense still faces questions despite win

    Mike Reiss

    Holding on to beat the Bills didn't erase the questions for the Patriots' defense.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2012
  13. Sharing some halftime thoughts

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Sharing some thoughts at halftime as the Patriots lead the Jets, 16-10: Not a sharp half offensively for the Patriots. A lot of missed opportunities. The running game isn't generating enough positive momentum and there have...

    Blog | October 21, 2012
  14. Sharing some halftime thoughts

    Mike Reiss

    BALTIMORE -- Sharing some halftime thoughts with the Patriots leading the Ravens 20-14: The Patriots controlled the first quarter, opening a 13-0 lead. The Ravens fought back in the second quarter, seizing the momentum (going up 14-13) before the ...

    Blog | September 23, 2012
  15. Sharing some Welker thoughts

    Mike Reiss

    A few Wes Welker-related thoughts after his comments to the Boston Herald's Karen Guregian: 1. Clarity on state of negotiations. Welker's remarks make it clear that he didn't sign the franchise tag because momentum had built in contract talks. At ...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  16. Sharing thoughts on Anderson

    Mike Reiss

    With the free-agent market for defensive end Mark Anderson generating some momentum in recent days with trips to Miami, Tennessee, Baltimore and Buffalo, there has been some good Twitter chatter. @patsfan122089 -- "Any clue why they're just lettin...

    Blog | March 21, 2012