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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
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
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 impressi
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.
Christopher Price
02/19/2014 - 3:11pm
The NFL’s best and the brightest will descend on Indy this weekend in hopes of finding the next great prospect at the annual scouting combine. When it comes to the Patriots and how they navigate the Underwear Olympics, you’ve got questions. Luckily for you, we have answers. WHAT DRILLS SHOULD PATRIOTS FANS PAY ATTENTION TO?
Christopher Price
02/10/2014 - 12:59am
So, what really changed Sunday night? Prior to Sunday, Missouri defensive end Michael Sam was thought of as a relatively highly regarded prospect. The reigning SEC Defensive Player of the Year, the 6-foot-2, 255-pounder finished the 2013 season with 11.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss, and he attained All-America status as a result.
Christopher Price
02/03/2014 - 1:16am
Jimmy Johnson. Barry Switzer. Pete Carroll? With apologies to Sesame Street, one of these things is not like the other. 
Christopher Price
01/31/2014 - 3:49pm
By the time the Seahawks and Broncos take the field for Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday in North Jersey, it will have been two weeks since the Patriots&rsq
Christopher Price
01/29/2014 - 1:55am
This Sunday, Wes Welker has the chance to forge a unique path.
Christopher Price
01/27/2014 - 11:45pm
The Broncos and Seahawks have reached North Jersey this winter with different management styles, but in their roster construction, they certainly offer some teachable tools for the Patriots to consider -- so many, in fact, tha
Christopher Price
01/25/2014 - 1:48am
It’s always a pleasure to get some additional insight into the game from a scout -- they offer a perspective on life in the NFL that we rarely see. With that in mind, we asked an NFC scout who watched plenty of Patriots’ games this year about some points of emphasis for New England heading into the offseason.
Christopher Price
01/23/2014 - 12:53am
Throughout the offseason, we’ll check in frequently on New England’s free agent class. Here’s the first look at the group of players who were with the Patriots in 2013 but aren’t under contract to the team going forward, as well as a thumbnail sketch about their respective situations and their chances of returning.
Christopher Price
01/20/2014 - 2:41am
DENVER -- Bill Belichick didn’t want to stop talking.
Christopher Price
01/17/2014 - 1:38am
FOXBORO -- Tom Brady healed up pretty quickly from whatever bug was bothering him over the last week or so -- after being listed on Wednesday’s injury report with “right shoulder/illness,” his name disappeared from Thursday’s report completely. 
Christopher Price
01/16/2014 - 5:16pm
FOXBORO -- Aqib Talib, mentor?
Christopher Price
01/14/2014 - 1:36am
FOXBORO -- The Patriots have always been known as a team with some level of offensive flexibility, but regardless of what happens in Sunday’s AFC title game against the Broncos, the 2013 team will ultimately be remembered as an offensive chameleon, able to change from week to week with an amazing dex
Christopher Price
01/12/2014 - 6:46am
FOXBORO -- The Patriots didn’t wear their throwbacks uniforms this year, but Saturday night would have been a good time to bust out a vintage New England jersey from 2001, 2003 or 2004.
Christopher Price
01/09/2014 - 6:47pm
FOXBORO -- If you want to know how to make movies, you ask Steven Spielberg. Got a question about making money, call Bill Gates. And if you have a question about toughness, you go to Logan Mankins.


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It Is What It Is Cast: Br…

It Is What It Is Cast: Brandon LaFell, Darrelle Revis and end of training camp

WEEI.com's Chris Price and Mike Petraglia discuss the performances of Brandon LaFell and Darrelle Revis, among others, as Patriots training camp comes to a close.

Head Coach Bill Belichick with Dale and Holley

We sit down with the head coach on a Patriots Monday and discuss training camp progression, the officials, and much more with Bill Belichick.

Vince Wilfork with Dale and Holley

We check in with Big Vince on a Patriots Monday as we approach week three of the NFL pre-season.

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.

Bradfo Show - NWOA Injury…

Bradfo Show - NWOA Injury Report, Shane Victorino

On today's Bradfo Show we talk to Dr Ken Polivy, Spine Surgeon at the Newton Wellesley Orthopedic Associates, about Shane Victorino's recent back surgery.

Kevin Millar, MLB Network: Thoughts on MLB Commissioner decision 8-15-14

Kevin joins Merloni, Fauria and Benz to talk about the new commissioner in the MLB, as well as his thoughts on ways to speed up the game

Larry Luchhino on the inductees to the Red Sox Hall of Fame 8-15-14

Larry joined the show to discuss last nights festivities at Fenway.

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

Tom Brady on the progress…

Tom Brady on the progress of Jimmy Garoppolo 8-18-14

Brady reacts to the win over the Eagles and talks about the progression of Jimmy Garoppolo.

Tim Hasselbeck takes us around the NFL 8-18-14

Hasselbeck joins Dennis and Callahan to breakdown all the preseason action.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Things are out of control in Missouri 8-18-14

All the day's stories brought to you by Kirk Minihane. Today's headlines include the situation in Missouri and a tragic accident on Nantucket.

Three For All: Lou narrow…

Three For All: Lou narrowly avoids death, 8-18-14

Lou was on The Baseball Show and a light came crashing down on the set. Christian talks about a punk-kid from England who was picking on mourners in a cemetery. Also, Brittney Griner got married.

Patriots DE Chandler Jones sits down with MFB, 8-18-14

Chandler Jones talks with the midday guys and AGAIN he's asked about his brother, Jon, right off the bat. He played 18 snaps against the Eagles and talks about the adjustments players will have to make with some of the new rules. He was also asked about when fights break out among teammates during practices.

Patriots QB's look sharp in pre-season win over Philly, 8-18-14

All 3 Patriot QB's looked good on Friday night in pre-season action. With Tom Brady's spot secure on the depth chart, MFB take a look Mallett and Garoppolo and wonder if it's worth keeping 3 QB's on the roster.

Bill Belichick: Every pre…

Bill Belichick: Every pre-season play is an opportunity for a player to show what they can do

We sit down with the head coach on a Patriots Monday and discuss training camp progression, the officials, and much more with Bill Belichick.

Vince Wilfork: Communication makes this defense special

We check in with Big Vince on a Patriots Monday as we approach week three of the NFL pre-season.

Sox send Jackie Bradley JR back to the minors, should Xander Bogearts be next?

Dale and Jackie MacMullan discuss the demotion of JBJ, and whether or not the same path should be followed for Xander Bogearts.

Jim Koch joins Planet Mik…

Jim Koch joins Planet Mikey

Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.

Danny Picard talks Red Sox and Patriots with Mike Giardi

Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.

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.

Minor Details Ep. 97: The…

Minor Details Ep. 97: The enormous gap between Triple-A and the big leagues

The 2014 season has been a fascinating case study in the immense challenges that players face in the transition from Triple-A to becoming full-time big leaguers. A case can be made that the gap between the two highest levels of competition is now larger than ever. Red Sox hitting coordinator Tim Hyers and bench coach Torey Lovullo explore that phenomenon, while also examining some measures that the team can undertake to narrow that huge divide.

LLWS Recap on the Producer's Podcast 8-18-14

Sam Packard and Zach Geld recap the the first four days of the Little League World Series. Mo'Ne Davis dominates and we get you ready for Japan-South Korea and Pennsylvania-Nevada.

Tom Brady on the progress…

Tom Brady on the progress of Jimmy Garoppolo 8-18-14

Brady reacts to the win over the Eagles and talks about the progression of Jimmy Garoppolo.

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We sit down with the head coach on a Patriots Monday and discuss training camp progression, the officials, and much more with Bill Belichick.

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Merloni vs. Minihane (Kir…

Merloni vs. Minihane (Kirk won) 8-15-14

Lou was mad for some reason during today's crossover.

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