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  1. Weekly Patriots chat recap

    Mike Reiss

    Every Thursday on, there is a Patriots chat. Today's chat kicked off at noon ET, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics: 1. Rookie defensive tackle Dominique Easley as a possible key storyline in the season ...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  2. Tom Brady's insight on physical defense

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots' physical defense has been one of the top storylines of training camp. Specifically, cornerback Brandon Browner's play has stood out in that area, to the point that it has disrupted the rhythm of the offe...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  3. Belichick addresses Mallett trade buzz

    Mike Reiss

    Part of the buzz surrounding the New England Patriots during the NFL draft was the possibility of trading backup quarterback Ryan Mallett, with the league-owned NFL Network pumping the storyline for multiple days, including after the draft. Bill B...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  4. Recapping top Patriots storylines

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Recapping highlights from the Patriots on Wednesday as they held their first of three playoff bye-week practices: 1. McCourty cleared for action: Safety Devin McCourty, who left the team's Dec. 22 win over the Ravens in the th...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  5. Quick-hit thoughts around Pats & NFL

    Mike Reiss

    BALTIMORE -- Quick-hit thoughts around the NFL and with the New England Patriots: 1. The last time the Patriots visited the Baltimore Ravens, in Week 3 of last season, one of the top storylines was receiver Wes Welker's reduced workload. Julian Ed...

    Blog | December 22, 2013
  6. Amendola-Welker storyline resurfaces

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots' ultra-productive slot receiver from 2007-12, Wes Welker, is coming back to town. And it was inevitable that the team's new slot receiver, Danny Amendola, was going to be asked all about it. Amendola d...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  7. New England Patriots Mailbag -- Refs aren't only ones who blew it...

    Mike Reiss

    Beyond the brutal ending, the Pats' loss to Carolina stirs up deeper issues.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2013
  8. Wes Welker evaluated for concussion

    Mike Reiss

    One of the top storylines for next Sunday, when the New England Patriots host the Denver Broncos in a prime-time game, is the return of former Patriots receiver Wes Welker. It is a storyline that now has an added twist after what unfolded in the Bron...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  9. New England Patriots Mailbag -- Tide turns for Tom Brady

    Mike Reiss

    One week he's a hero, the next he's "in decline." That's life for Tom Brady.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2013
  10. Weekly Patriots chat recap

    Mike Reiss

    Every Thursday on, there is a New England Patriots chat in the late morning/early afternoon. Today's chat kicked off at noon ET, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics: 1. Top storylines in Thursday's presea...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  11. Thompkins, Tebow & more after win

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Some of the notable soundbites and storylines from the Patriots' postgame media access following Friday's win over the Buccaneers: 1. Thompkins carries chip on his shoulder. Undrafted rookie receiver Kenbrell Thompkins, who se...

    Blog | August 17, 2013
  12. Sharing some halftime thoughts

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Sharing some thoughts at halftime of the Patriots' preseason game against the Buccaneers (with the Patriots leading 18-10): Tom Brady started and looked terrific. That has been the big storyline since Wednesday when Brady left...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  13. Bed check: Cannon, Armstead sightings

    Mike Reiss

    (Recapping the day with a final blog post.) Top storyline: The Patriots held the first of three joint practice sessions with the Buccaneers. The practice was originally scheduled for 2:20 p.m., but with potential bad weather in the forecast, the t...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  14. Rutgers reunion in Foxborough

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots and Buccaneers are teaming up for joint practices at Gillette Stadium, and one notable storyline is that the teams have a combined 18 players from Rutgers on their rosters (nine apiece). That led to a light moment...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  15. New England Patriots Mailbag -- Mixed reaction to Tebow Time

    Mike Reiss

    There was a mixed reaction from Pats fans to Tim Tebow's debut.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2013
  16. Bed check: Rookies make mark

    Mike Reiss

    (Every day at training camp, we'll recap the day with a final blog post.) Top storyline: Another highly competitive joint practice with the Eagles at the NovaCare Complex. The practice was moved from 12:30 p.m. to 10:15 a.m. because of the threat ...

    Blog | August 07, 2013