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Christopher Price has covered the Boston sports scene for more then a dozen years, working for ESPN.com, SI.com and Baseball America as well as The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald and Boston Metro. In that time, he’s established himself as an award-winning sportswriter who has been honored by Northeastern University, the New England Press Association and the North Carolina Press Association. In addition, he’s the author of the just published, “New England Patriots: The Complete Illustrated History” and two other books “Baseball by the Beach” and "The Blueprint: How the New England Patriots Beat the System to Create the Last Great NFL Superpower.”

 
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Christopher Price
07/28/2014 - 3:58pm
The Seahawks' Super Bowl formula was one that is bound to spawn countless imitators. Some teams decided to supersize their secondaries with the addition of big and rangy defensive backs. Others decided to beef up their ground game. And other teams started looking for the next Russell Wilson.
Christopher Price
07/27/2014 - 11:23pm
Despite the fact that the NFL is throwing the ball now more than ever -- one of the reasons behind the fact that the 300-carry “bell cow” appears to be dying out -- the market for fullbacks appears to be pretty robust.
Christopher Price
07/25/2014 - 4:01pm
FOXBORO -- Over the first two practices of training camp, no player has stood out more than wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins. The second-year receiver has made a number of impressive connections with quarterback Tom Brady. He’s distinguished himself as the best and most consistent performer to this point in the summer, laying out for balls and doing a nice job going up and competing for passes at the high point.
Christopher Price
07/24/2014 - 11:31pm
FOXBORO -- The only people not bursting at the seams around Foxboro when it comes to talking about Darrelle Revis are the coaches.
Christopher Price
07/23/2014 - 11:02am
FOXBORO -- He didn’t talk with the media on Wednesday, but Rob Gronkowski was the lead topic at Gillette Stadium.
Christopher Price
07/22/2014 - 10:38pm
Hit fast-forward to Jan. 18, 2015. Start printing the tickets. While everyone is opening training camp over the next week or so, in truth, there’s no need for the rest of the AFC to even put on pads -- the next six months are only going to serve as a precursor to a second straight conference title game between the Patriots and Broncos.
Christopher Price
06/25/2014 - 12:18am
With spring practice sessions in the past and training camp a month away, the 2014 Patriots roster is starting to come into sharper focus. With the understanding that there’s plenty of team-building still to go between now and opening day against the Dolphins in Miami, here’s an absurdly early look at what the 53-man roster might look like on Week 1 of the regular season.
Christopher Price
06/19/2014 - 5:14pm
FOXBORO -- Darrelle Revis and Bill Belichick weren’t always pals.
Christopher Price
06/19/2014 - 12:35am
FOXBORO -- They all are members of a club they'd rather not be a part of.
Christopher Price
06/17/2014 - 11:12pm
For all of the furor that was made over what the Patriots lost in their passing game last offseason, it’s worth mentioning that things are considerably different this offseason.
Christopher Price
06/11/2014 - 2:17pm
With Tom Brady ostensibly on the back nine of his career, he uttered a telling statement earlier this spring when he told Peter King, “You don’t have to suck when you get older.”  Father Time remains undefeated, but Brady -- who will turn 37 in August -- explained there are ways to keep him at bay, at least for a few years.
Christopher Price
06/06/2014 - 12:29am
FOXBORO -- We already know what Darrelle Revis’ defensive teammates think of New England’s acquisition of the former All-Pro corner: Across the board, they have delivered rave reviews for his approach to the game,
Christopher Price
06/03/2014 - 2:08pm
Kevin O’Connell has some idea of what Jimmy Garoppolo is going through.
Christopher Price
05/31/2014 - 12:05am
FOXBORO -- Darrelle Revis pondered the question. Considering the Patriots’ track record of effectively neutralizing some of their more combustible free agent pickups over the years -- and given his occasional penchant for speaking his mind -- is there any concern that he won’t be allowed to be himself now that he’s a member of the Patriots?
Christopher Price
05/23/2014 - 11:28am
It can be a fool’s errand to try to put together a depth chart at this time of the season for any one position. Despite the fact that free agency and the draft are in the rearview mirror, there’s still plenty left between now and the start of the season when it comes to the team-building process.
Christopher Price
05/19/2014 - 9:04pm
The arrival of Jimmy Garoppolo has sparked plenty of conversation about the Patriots and their plans for a post-Tom Brady world. While the incumbent signal-caller, who turns 37 in August, has stated he wants to play for several more years, it’s only natural to start to think about the transition. 
Christopher Price
05/11/2014 - 1:58am
FOXBORO -- When it comes to planning for the future at the quarterback position, the struggles of Indianapolis’ transition from Peyton Manning to Andrew Luck weren’t lost on Bill Belichick.
Christopher Price
05/10/2014 - 12:43am
FOXBORO -- While there’s some debate as to whether or not Jimmy Garoppolo could be the guy who eventually succeeds Tom Brady at quarterback with the Patriots, he’s certainly been constructed in the mold of Brady.
Christopher Price
05/09/2014 - 1:27am
FOXBORO -- Dominique Easley is joining some pretty exclusive company.
Christopher Price
03/27/2014 - 7:37pm
While it’s not officially a free agent signing, Thursday’s announcement that Vince Wilfork and the Patriots have agreed to a new deal brings an eventful two-plus weeks to a close for the franchise, and wraps an impressive free-agent period for New England that saw the Patriots address some serious deficiencies.
Christopher Price
03/24/2014 - 11:02pm
ORLANDO -- In the words of Lloyd Christmas, “So you’re telling me there’s a chance.”
Christopher Price
03/20/2014 - 11:36pm
Are the Patriots better now than they were at the start of free agency? As the first wave of this portion of the team-building comes to a close, they've certainly shown improvement -- particularly when it comes to their secondary -- but at the same time, it’s important to remember that the process of crafting the final 2014 roster is far from finished.
Christopher Price
03/12/2014 - 11:53pm
The acquisition of Darrelle Revis gives the Patriots a transformative defensive presence -- a shutdown corner who is capable of singlehandedly changing a game.
Christopher Price
03/11/2014 - 12:27am
When 4 p.m. hits on Tuesday and NFL free agency begins, it’s important to remember the words of John Wooden: Don’t mistake activity for achievement.
Christopher Price
02/21/2014 - 11:48pm
INDIANAPOLIS -- Like worshippers on a religious pilgrimage, young quarterbacks continue to seek out Tom Brady in hopes of finding out the secret to success in the NFL.


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It Is What It Is Cast: Ha…

It Is What It Is Cast: Has Darrelle Revis' impact actually been underplayed?

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the latest development at Patriots training camp. Chris says Darrelle Revis has looked great, and that his impact on the defense is actually being underplayed nationally.

It Is What It Is Cast: Gronk will continue to smash and dash

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Rob Gronkowski's meeting with the media on Friday. Gronk said he doesn't anticipate changing the way he plays, noting that he wants to "keep smashing and dashing."

Julian Edelman After Patriots Practice, 7-25-14

Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Bo…

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, "I think Rondo is going to go, I just don't see where and how yet" 7-17-14

Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston: I believe Rondo will be traded 7-10-14

Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.

OK State Men's Basketball coach, Travis Ford, joins MFB to talk about Marcus Smart, 6-30-14

Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.

Tim Kurkjian, ESPN: Red S…

Tim Kurkjian, ESPN: Red Sox are in a tough place with Lester 7-28-14

Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.

Christian Vazquez with Joe & Daveafter the win at Tampa Bay

Kevin Millar, MLB Network: David Ortiz not afraid of David Price, 7-25-14

Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to discuss David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia's struggles, and Jon Lester's contract.

The Bradfo Show: Talking …

The Bradfo Show: Talking Bruins roster moves with DJ Bean, Turtleboy

Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.

DJ Bean breaks down the first hours of NHL Free Agency 7-1-14

DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla

DJ Bean, WEEI.com. The Bruins are not traded Marchand 6-13-14

DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau

How does Tom Brady's lead…

How does Tom Brady's leadership help the Patriots? 7-29-14

John, Gerry, and Steve DeOssie discuss Tom Brady's impact on the rest of the Patriots, plus Steve tells tales from his old days as a NFL linebacker

Headlines Headlines Headlines: Whale Watch Catastrophe 7-29-14

A whale watch boat is stranded overnight in Boston Harbor

Red Sox are destroyed by the Blue Jays 7-29-14

Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront certainly put on quite the pitching performance, as the Red Sox were trounced by the Jays. Does this change the team's approach to the trade deadline?

Three For All: Christian'…

Three For All: Christian's girlfriend calls him out, 7-29-14

Christian tells a story about taking his girlfriend to see "Jersey Boys" in NYC, but he leaves out some crucial details. Luckily, she was listening and called the show to clarify exactly what kind of shenanigans he was trying to pull.

The NFL is taking a look at "high-stakes" Fantasy Football, 7-29-14

MFB discuss a Peter King article that suggests many NFL coaches and assistant coaches have felt increasing pressure over big-money fantasy football players. Christian also weighs in specifically on how his knowledge of game-plans resulted directly in him winning his first season as a fantasy football player.

Red Sox routed by Blue Jays as trade rumors swirl, 7-29-14

The Sox lost 14-1 as Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront both had awful performances. On the heels of the loss, rumors began to fly regarding Jon Lester and John Lackey possibly being traded.

Jon Lester is on the tabl…

Jon Lester is on the table, will he end up in LA? 7-28-14

We talk about the latest news surrounding Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Could he be dealt to the Dodgers?

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Red Sox Mistakes - 7-28-14

We talk about four of the biggest mistakes the Red Sox have made over the past 30+ years.

Gronk being Gronk: Although limited in practice, GRONK IS BACK

We discuss the return of Rob Gronkowski, his comments to the media today, and what a healthy (or unhealthy) Gronk will mean for the 2014 Patriots.

Jon Lester's Contract Sit…

Jon Lester's Contract Situation and the Future

Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.

The All Star Game and the Worst Ideas in Sports

Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.

We're all yelling about LeBron James

Producer's Podcast-Is Leb…

Producer's Podcast-Is Lebron a Genius? 7-29-14

Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius

Minor Details Ep. 94.2 with Jim Callis of MLB.com: Are Red Sox prospects overvalued?

Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.

Minor Details Ep. 94.1: Are prospects overvalued? Andrew Miller on being traded for Miguel Cabrera

With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.

Rob Bradford on the lates…

Rob Bradford on the latest with the Sox at the deadline 7-28-14

Rob gave the latest on Jon Lester trade talks and the flap between Ortiz and the Rays.

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Minor Details Ep. 94.2 wi…

Minor Details Ep. 94.2 with Jim Callis of MLB.com: Are Red Sox prospects overvalued?

Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.

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Kirk Minihane on what mot…

Kirk Minihane on what motivates the media 7-25-14

Kirk breaks down the media criticism he has received.

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Jon Lester is on the tabl…

Jon Lester is on the table, will he end up in LA? 7-28-14

We talk about the latest news surrounding Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Could he be dealt to the Dodgers?

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David Ortiz offends the R…

David Ortiz offends the Rays again 7-28-14

John, Meter and Buck opened the show by discussing the latest flap between the Red Sox and the Rays.

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