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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.”

 
COLUMNS
Christopher Price
08/02/2012 - 11:50pm
FOXBORO -- Just over a month ago, we took a look at some of the positional battles we were most excited to see in Patriots training camp. Now, one week into camp, we take a look at how some of those battles are shaping up.
Christopher Price
07/30/2012 - 9:52am
FOXBORO -- Stevan Ridley knows what’s going on, so when you ask him how badly he wants to be the Patriots’ No. 1 running back, he smiles. “Oh, man -- I think that’s every little kid’s dream, you know what I mean? I’m going to say pretty bad,” he said after practice on Sunday.
Christopher Price
07/29/2012 - 12:51am
FOXBORO -- Good news for Patriots fans: Even after three days of training camp, it’s easy to see that once you get beyond the number, there’s no comparison between Brandon Lloyd and Chad Ochocinco.
Christopher Price
07/27/2012 - 11:54pm
FOXBORO -- When it comes to rookie linebacker Dont’a Hightower, there’s the temptation to throw as much at him as quickly as possible.
Christopher Price
07/27/2012 - 1:14am
FOXBORO -- With apologies to George Costanza, the last few months have been the Summer of Gronk.
Christopher Price
07/20/2012 - 1:02am
It wasn’t a great day for the Patriots’ rookie class.
Christopher Price
06/28/2012 - 12:21am
No former Patriot-turned-analyst has been more inclined to put his old team on blast than Rodney Harrison.
Christopher Price
06/24/2012 - 3:15pm
For a team that went 13-3 and made a fifth Super Bowl appearance in 11 seasons, the Patriots will enter training camp in 2012 with a surprising number of options at several positions.
Christopher Price
06/19/2012 - 11:58pm
Last week, we presented 10 things we learned about the Patriots this spring. Consider this -- an absurdly early look at what the 53-man roster might looks like -- a companion piece is based on notes from the spring sessions.
Christopher Price
06/18/2012 - 12:03am
With the spring sessions now complete, a clearer picture of the 2012 Patriots is starting to materialize. With that in mind, here are 10 things we learned about the Patriots over the last month, a stretch that has included rookie minicamp, organized team activities and mandatory, full-squad minicamp.
Christopher Price
06/13/2012 - 11:44pm
FOXBORO -- Since he took over as the starting quarterback for the Patriots in 2001, Tom Brady has thrown passes to more than a hundred different wide receivers.
Christopher Price
06/05/2012 - 12:34am
One of our favorite exercises last season was our regular series with NFL scouts where we would get their take on the Patriots.
Christopher Price
05/29/2012 - 12:02am
FOXBORO -- Bill Belichick will head into the 2012 season with the most schematically diverse secondary of his coaching career.
Christopher Price
05/24/2012 - 5:13pm
FOXBORO -- In his nearly six minutes with the media on Thursday afternoon, new Patriots wide receiver Brandon Lloyd was pleasant and engaging, opening up on a number of topics involving his new team, his past connection with offensive coordinator
Christopher Price
05/23/2012 - 2:18pm
We are just past the midway point of the NFL offseason, and with the major team-building events (the draft, free agency) already come and gone, the Patriots still have questions to deal with between now and the start of the 2012 regular season.
Christopher Price
05/20/2012 - 12:39am
PEABODY -- And on the fifth day, Wes Welker returned to square one.
Christopher Price
05/07/2012 - 11:15pm
FOXBORO -- Cross another one off the list.
Christopher Price
05/06/2012 - 11:35pm
If you’re a left tackle, the more anonymous you are, the better. If you’re doing your job, you never want anyone to say anything. Usually, the only time a left tackle's name is mentioned is when he gets his quarterback demolished. Like a baseball umpire, if no one mentions your name, you’re probably doing your job correctly.
Christopher Price
05/06/2012 - 4:08pm
The Patriots have a history of looking past the combine and going after some unheralded college talent.
Christopher Price
05/02/2012 - 12:11am
How valuable was Nate Ebner when he was a collegian at Ohio State? Paul Haynes is going to bottom-line it for you, Patriots fans.
Christopher Price
04/29/2012 - 11:50pm
With the 2012 NFL draft in the books, here’s a look at all seven of the Patriots’ picks, as well as some comparable skill sets and how they might be utilized as rookies. Chandler Jones Measurables: 6-foot-5, 265 pounds
Christopher Price
04/28/2012 - 12:27am
FOXBORO -- When it comes to versatility, the phrase around Gillette Stadium is, “The more you can do, the more you can do for us.” To that end, while the Patriots have spent the first two days of the 2012 draft aggressively going after defense, they’ve also placed a premium on
Christopher Price
04/27/2012 - 1:10am
FOXBORO -- In a year that featured more first-round trades than any draft in NFL history, Bill Belichick and the Patriots certainly did their part on Thursday night, moving up twice and picking up a pair of defenders in
Christopher Price
04/25/2012 - 11:57pm
As they say around Foxboro, the hay is in the barn.
Christopher Price
04/25/2012 - 12:02am
While coaches will tell you the status of every member of their current roster dictates their approach in the NFL draft, no player will have a greater impact on how the Patriots operate this week than defensive back Devin McCou


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Bill Belichick joins Dale…

Bill Belichick joins Dale and Steve to talk about the next round of cuts, 8-25-14

Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick joins Dale and Steve DeOssie to talk about cutting the roster down to 53 players. Jimmy Garoppolo is set to start and play most, if not all of the preseason contest against the Giants. Bill also expressed his thoughts about the kicking game and how some of the new rules have affected the importance of it.

It Is What It Is Cast: Jimmy Garoppolo to start preseason finale

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the news that Jimmy Garoppolo will get the start Thursday and play most of the game. They talk about what it might mean for Ryan Mallett.

Julian Edelman: Brady is always competitive. 8-25-14

Julian Edelman joins Christian and Danny Picard to talk about his approach going into the season, his performance this preseason, as well as the VMAs, and preventing cramps using mustard.

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.

Kevin Millar, MLB Network…

Kevin Millar, MLB Network on the Castillo signing 8-22-14

Kevin Millar checks in to talk about the Castillo signing, Giancarlo Stanton, and the MLB's pace of play.

Daniel Nava with Dave O'Brien and Lou Merloni after the win against the Astros

The Sox outfielder joined Dave and Lou after the comeback win, in which he had three hits and knocked in the tying run.

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.

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 E. Curran blames Peyt…

Tom E. Curran blames Peyton Manning for Welker's concussion 8-26-14

Tom Curran on Welker's latest concussion.

Gregg Doyel on Wes Welker 8-26-14

Gregg Doyel of CBS joined the show to discuss the future of Wes Welker.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Emmy recap 8-26-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by Butch.

Three For All: Storyland …

Three For All: Storyland - Where happy marriages go to die, 8-26-14

Tim is feeling closer God after a rough plane ride. Lou goes to Storyland and barely lives to tell about it. And Christian gets surprised with an early birthday present.

Lou will sell ANYBODY for Stanton, 8-26-14

After acquiring Yoenis Cespedes and Rusney Castillo, the Red Sox outfield was considerably upgraded for the 2015 season. But with Miami likely looking to deal Giancarlo Stanton, Lou wants the Sox to go for the best outfield in the majors and says they should trade ANY prospect they have to get him.

Wes Welker suffers another concussion, 8-26-14

In a little over one full season, Wes Welker has already been diagnosed with three concussions. After years of absorbing big hits in NE, many are thinking that Welker should consider retiring. MFB talks about the hit and what the league could do to prevent more concussions.

4 at 4: AFC East Preview …

4 at 4: AFC East Preview 8-26-14

Dale, Field Yates, and Andy Hart give a brief preview of the AFC East.

Taylor Twellman, on Wes Welker and concussions. 8-26-14

Taylor Twellman, who had to end his career early due to concussions, discusses Wes Welker's most recent concussion.

The Patriots trade Logan Mankins 8-26-14

Dale, Andy Hart, and Field Yates react to the Logan Mankins trade.

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. 98: You…

Minor Details Ep. 98: Youth without the transition - Rusney Castillo and Brock Holt

How can teams acquire players who are entering their primes without having to live through the potentially massive transition of prospects coming from the minors to the big leagues? The Red Sox have two such case studies. The signing of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo represents one effort to acquire a player for his prime years for whom the transition to big league-caliber competition might not be turbulent. Red Sox assistant director of player personnel discusses the scouting process involved with landing Castillo. The episode also features Brock Holt, the one rookie who played at a consistently high level for the Red Sox this year. Holt explores some of the distinctions that might help to explain why he did not experience some of the struggles that characterized the seasons of Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr.

The Bradfo Show: Who will be the next Hall of Famers?

Rob Bradford is joined by Turtleboy of TurtleboySports.com to discuss which current major leaguers might be in line to become Hall of Famers. The duo dive into the difficulties facing the current crop of big leaguers when trying to reach Hall of Fame status.

Fantasy Football Podcast: High Value Targets

Fantasy Football Drafts are now happening every day, so Pete Davidson and Jim Hackett have you covered. This Podcast focuses on the High Value Targets you can get in your drafts if you draft smartly. These players can slip to you and make a great impact on your roster as the season moves on. The draft is won in the middle to late rounds when the best upside players are taken. Jim and Pete give you in depth analysis on the High Value Targets to seek along with the Rookies that can make an impact this year. Jim and Pete will be back this Sunday morning too, on-air at WEEI FM 93.7 with even more. Prepare and enjoy!

Tom Brady reacts to the P…

Tom Brady reacts to the Patriots' third preseason game 8-25-14

Brady joins Dennis and Callahan heading into week four of the preseason. He explains how he exercises his brain to maintain and build brain fitness.

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Tom E. Curran blames Peyt…

Tim Hasselbeck breaks dow…

Tim Hasselbeck breaks down the Wes Welker and Sam Bradford injuries 8-25-14

ESPN's Tim Hasselbeck provides some insight on the Sam Bradford and Wes Welker injuries. He also explained how both injuries could effect the Patriots.

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Julian Edelman: Brady is …

Julian Edelman: Brady is always competitive. 8-25-14

Julian Edelman joins Christian and Danny Picard to talk about his approach going into the season, his performance this preseason, as well as the VMAs, and preventing cramps using mustard.

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Butch and Buck on potenti…

Butch and Buck on potential Red Sox moves and if we'll Giancarlo Stanton in a Boston uniform in the near future 8-24-14

The boys talk about the Red Sox making the Castillo signing and what that will mean going forward as far as other moves. Will we FINALLY see Stanton come to Boston? The guys also discuss Pedro and David Ortiz, and foreign players coming to play for the Sox.

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