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  1. Upon Further Review: Bills Week 1

    Mike Rodak

    A review of four hot issues from the Buffalo Bills' 23-21 season-opening loss to the New England Patriots: Offense needs more than Spiller: The Patriots stymied Bills running back C.J. Spiller on Sunday, forcing Buffalo to look for other ways to m...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  2. Amendola: 'Going pretty well'

    Mike Rodak

    DORCHESTER, Mass. -- It still may take time for fans to get used to the remodeled New England Patriots offense, but count wide receiver Danny Amendola among those players who are beginning to settle into their new environment. "It's been going pre...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  3. Alert, up-tempo offense proves effective

    Mike Rodak

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- After a sluggish first half, some up-tempo rhythm was just what the doctor ordered for quarterback Tom Brady and the Patriots' offense in their Sunday night win in New York. In contrast to their 13 first half points, the P...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  4. Patriots prep for unpredictable Jets D

    Mike Rodak

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When it comes to defense, few teams show more variety in alignments and personnel than the Jets. Last season, the Patriots offense was pressured when the Jets stacked the line of scrimmage in their Week 2 matchup, but when the...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  5. Hernandez (knee) probable to return

    Mike Rodak

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tight end Aaron Hernandez has been announced as probable to return to the game after suffering a knee injury in the fourth quarter. Hernandez remained on the bench as the Patriots' offense extended their lead on a Rob Gronkows...

    Blog | September 18, 2011
  6. Picked-up pieces from 2nd half review

    Mike Rodak

    Taking a look at the television copy of Thursday night's preseason opener against the Jaguars and offering some second half observations: 1) In his first NFL game, QB Ryan Mallett was eased into playing in the Patriots' offense. The passing pla...

    Blog | August 12, 2011
  7. Hoyer makes most of opportunity

    Mike Rodak

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- As soon as word came down on Thursday evening that Tom Brady wouldn't be playing in Thursday night's preseason opener against the Jaguars, the center of attention of the Patriots' offense became backup Brian Hoyer. "I didn't k...

    Blog | August 12, 2011
  8. Patriots stalled on fourth-quarter drive

    Mike Rodak

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When the Patriots' offense took the field with 12:55 remaining in the fourth quarter, they were down by two scores -- 10 points -- with their season on the line. Yet, it was easy to question the Patriots' urgency in the situat...

    Blog | January 16, 2011
  9. Light talks union issues, fines

    Mike Rodak

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots offense tackle and team players union representative Matt Light spoke to reporters in the locker room on Thursday, in advance of a Thursday visit by NFLPA executive director De Smith. "Anytime you have the leadership ...

    Blog | November 11, 2010
  10. Big decision: Spread it out or keep it tight?

    Mike Rodak

    The day before each game this season, this space will feature one big decision facing Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and his staff, in terms of the game plan. This week's decision: Spread it out or keep it tight on offense? First, a disclai...

    Blog | November 17, 2012
  11. Offensive line stands tall despite injuries

    Mike Rodak

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- If there's one position on the New England Patriots where injuries hit frequently but seem to have little effect, it's the offense line. In Sunday's win over the Buffalo Bills, the Patriots lost both of their starting guards, ...

    Blog | November 11, 2012
  12. Brady, Branch: Defense saved day

    Mike Rodak

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The prevailing thought following the New England Patriots' 37-31 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday is that the offense saved the defense, outpacing the Bills just enough to cover up holes on the other side of the ball. Just...

    Blog | November 11, 2012
  13. Big Decision: Run the no-huddle in Seattle?

    Mike Rodak

    The day before each game this season, this space will feature one big decision facing Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and his staff, in terms of the game plan. This week's decision: Should the Patriots try to run their no-huddle offense in Seat...

    Blog | October 13, 2012
  14. McDaniels talks no-huddle

    Mike Rodak

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels on Tuesday said he has never worked with Oregon coach Chip Kelly on improving the Patriots' no-huddle offense. The Boston Globe reported on Tuesday that Kelly had met w...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  15. No-huddle offense pushes pace

    Mike Rodak

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning may be known for his up-tempo, high-communication style of offense, but the New England Patriots may have one-upped him in that category on Sunday evening. The Patriots did not huddle ...

    Blog | October 07, 2012
  16. Hernandez returns to practice

    Mike Rodak

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tight end Aaron Hernandez returned to practice today for the first time since injuring his ankle Sept. 16 against the Cardinals. Hernandez, whose versatility makes the Patriots a tougher offense to defend, has missed the last...

    Blog | October 04, 2012