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Replay: Best of Radio Thu Apr 18 - 02:00 PM | Tue Apr 23 - 11:55 AM News Blitz - 10/3/2006

In today's News Blitz, Hank Poteat returns from the streat and doesn't skip a beat. Troy Brown may be the most versatile player on a team that thrives on the virtue.

Christopher Gasper of The Boston Globe has a story on Hank Poteat who, for the third straight season, has been called up from off the street to play for the Patriots. Vince Papale, eat your heart out. Poteat didn't miss a beat in Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Gasper also offers The Boston Globe's Patriots Notebook, which includes stories on Troy Brown's versatility, a mean hit laid on Reche Caldwell and Jarvis Green getting his first ever three sacks in a game.

John Tomase of the Boston Herald reports on the Patriots defensive line, which is big, fast and thirsty for sacks. At times this season, Belichick has thrown an extra one on the field, moving the Pats base defense from a 3-4 to a 4-3.

Michael Felger of the *Boston Herald* offers his position-by-position report card on the Patriots last game. How 'bout an A for the offensive line?

John Tomase offers the Boston Herald's Patriots Notebook with a story on a bruising hit taken by Reche Caldwell. Caldwell returned to action. Also included is a story on Troy Brown.

*The Boston Herald's* Albert Breer reports on the Patriots improved play coming from both sides of the ball against the Bengals.

According to a *Boston Herald* poll, Laurence Maroney was voted MVP of the game.

Kevin McNamara of *The Providence Journal* reports that after three weeks of frustration, the Patriots finally turned the fumbles they were looking for.

McNamara offers The Providence Journal's Patriots Notebook, which includes analysis of the Pats secondary and the hit heard 'round New England.

Alan Greenberg of the *Hartford Courant* reports on Troy Brown's return to the defensive side of the ball.

Rich Garven of the *Worcester Telegram & Gazette* wonders: Is Cincy overrated or are the Pats the real deal? He examines the question.

*The Republican's* Joe Kay reports on the Patriots ground game, which is stronger than it's been in a while. They played better than they have all season in the last game against the Bengals.

Michael Parenti of the *Woonsocket Call* reports on the Patriots excellent performance against the Bengals.

Tom King of *The Nashua Telegraph* reports that the Patriots have exerted such pure dominance in a while.

The Boston Globe's Mike Reiss will chat about the Patriots on Friday's at noon, moving from his original Tuesday slot. He also has a blog, Reiss' Pieces.

Also, don't forget to check out USA Today's Inside Slant on the Patriots, updated weekly.

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