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  1. Positional groupings & WR quality/depth

    Mike Reiss

    Each week during the 2012 season, the positional groupings utilized by the Patriots were charted on ESPNBoston.com. The idea of tracking the groupings was tied to hopefully gaining a better understanding of how the Patriots were attempting to attack ...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  2. Tracking votes: McCourty's 2nd

    Mike Reiss

    Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty received two votes for Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year -- one from John Czarnecki of Fox Sports and one from Dave Goldberg of AOL Fanhouse. On Friday, Czarnecki shared his thoughts on voting for McC...

    Blog | February 12, 2011
  3. Tracking votes: Why McCourty?

    Mike Reiss

    When the Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year award went to Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh last Friday, it was a landslide. Suh received 48 of a possible 50 votes. The two other votes went to Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty. ...

    Blog | February 11, 2011
  4. Tracking votes: Why Welker?

    Mike Reiss

    When the Associated Press named its award winners last week, plenty of attention was given to quarterback Tom Brady for being named Offensive Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player, as well as Bill Belichick for his Coach of the Year honor. R...

    Blog | February 10, 2011
  5. Play-action a weakness for both teams

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- One area to watch Sunday night is play-action passing, as both the Patriots and Steelers defenses have shown vulnerability. According to ESPN Stats & Information tracking, each team has allowed opposing quarterbacks to com...

    Blog | November 11, 2010
  6. 2 gems from ESPN Stats & Info tracking

    Mike Reiss

    ESPN researchers from the Stats & Information department charted every snap of the Patriots' 28-18 win over the Vikings, and here were a few of the nuggets uncovered by Dan Riccio, John Parolin and Hank Gargiulo: 1. BenJarvus Green-Ellis total...

    Blog | November 01, 2010
  7. Jets' blitz wasn't a big factor

    Mike Reiss

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- How the Patriots handled the Jets blitz was supposed to be one of the keys to Sunday's game. It turned out to be a minor factor in the outcome. According to ESPN Stats & Information tracking, the Patriots' biggest p...

    Blog | September 20, 2010
  8. It takes three players to fill Wilfork's void

    Mike Reiss

    A look at the snaps played by Patriots defenders in the team's 35-7 win over the Jaguars, while tracking trends (as charted in press box, small margin for error): OLB/DE Tully Banta-Cain -- 52 of 52 CB Leigh Bodden -- 52 of 52 LB Jerod Mayo -- 5...

    Blog | December 28, 2009
  9. Bodden, Mayo, Meriweather play 60

    Mike Reiss

    A look at the snaps played by Patriots defenders in the team's 17-10 win over the Bills, while tracking defensive trends (as charted in the press box, small margin for error): CB Leigh Bodden - 60 of 60 ILB Jerod Mayo - 60 of 60 S Brandon Meriwe...

    Blog | December 22, 2009
  10. Patriots a heavy shotgun team

    Mike Reiss

    Through 12 weeks of the NFL season, the Patriots have attempted more shotgun passes than any team in the NFL, according to ESPN Stats and Information tracking. Quarterback Tom Brady is 211 of 317 for 2,259 yards, with 15 touchdowns and 5 intercept...

    Blog | December 03, 2009
  11. Defense relied on nickel front

    Mike Reiss

    Looking back at the snaps played by defenders against the Colts, while tracking Patriots trends on that side of the ball (as charted in press box, small margin for error): LB Jerod Mayo -- 68 of 68 S Brandon Meriweather -- 68 of 68 S Brandon McG...

    Blog | November 18, 2009
  12. New England Patriots relied heavily on nickel packages against th...

    Mike Reiss

    Looking back at the snaps played by defenders against the Colts, while tracking Patriots trends on that side of the ball (as charted in press box, small margin for error): LB Jerod Mayo -- 68 of 68 S Brandon Meriweather -- 68 of 68 S Brandon McGow...

    Blog | Conversation | November 18, 2009
  13. Tracking sub packages on defense

    Mike Reiss

    Each week, the Patriots' usage of sub packages on defense is analyzed. Through seven games, the defense has been in sub -- with one or two extra defensive backs -- almost 50 percent of the time. The personnel within the sub packages has varied. Some...

    Blog | Conversation | November 06, 2009
  14. For New England Patriots, the empty-set formation has been full o...

    Mike Reiss

    Patriots' empty set has been full of opportunities.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2009
  15. Tracking defensive sub packages

    Mike Reiss

    Throughout the season, the plan is to track how often the Patriots are in sub packages on defense (5 or more defensive backs). In the team's most recent game, a 20-17 overtime loss to the Broncos, the Patriots stayed in their base 4-3 alignment 66 p...

    Blog | Conversation | October 16, 2009
  16. Tracking defensive sub packages

    Mike Reiss

    Throughout the season, the plan is to track how often the Patriots are in sub packages on defense (5 or more defensive backs).In the team's most recent game, a 20-17 overtime loss to the Broncos, the Patriots stayed in their base 4-3 alignment 66...

    Blog | October 16, 2009