Columnists
RSS Feed  RSS
Weei » Columnists » Christopher Price » Christopher Price Archive
About Christopher Price

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
10/07/2013 - 11:13pm
FOXBORO -- It’s an autumn tradition in New England, like fall foliage or a moving truck getting stuck on Storrow Drive on Sept. 1: No matter how talented the Patriots might appear on paper, they inevitably suffer some sort of letdown over the first half of the season, usually to an opponent who is sitting and watching New England in the playoffs come January.
Christopher Price
10/07/2013 - 12:16am
Hey, Tom Brady: What did we learn on Sunday? "You can’t kick two field goals and expect to win many games in the NFL," Brady said with a sigh after a 13-6 loss to the Bengals in Cincinnati.
Christopher Price
10/04/2013 - 12:53am
FOXBORO -- In four short days, Aqib Talib has gone from cornerback to Internet meme.
Christopher Price
10/02/2013 - 11:59pm
It's hard to imagine a team that keeps the same coach, offensive coordinator and quarterback in place could change its offense so dramatically from one season to the next, but the 2013 Patriots are about as far removed as they could be offensively from what they did last year.
Christopher Price
09/30/2013 - 4:36am
If the 2013 Patriots do turn out to be a championship team, we can look back on the Sept. 29 game against the Falcons in the Georgia Dome as the night where they took a sizable step forward. 
Christopher Price
09/27/2013 - 8:50am
Bell cow. Feature back. Lead dog. No matter what you call them, at one time or another over the last 13 years, Antowain Smith, Corey Dillon, BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Stevan Ridley all established themselves as the No. 1 running back with the Patriots.
Christopher Price
09/25/2013 - 2:03pm
The Patriots travel to Atlanta Sunday night to face the Falcons, one of the better offenses in the league. Despite their 1-2 mark, Matt Ryan and Atlanta enter the contest ninth in the league in total offense (379 yards per game) and 12th in the league in points per game (23.7 points per game).
Christopher Price
09/24/2013 - 2:36pm
With three games in the books, we’re starting to get a clearer picture of how the 2013 Patriots are coming together -- even without some of the most important faces on the offensive side of the ball. To that end, here are a few numbers that give us a better idea of the identity of this team, and some statistical trends worth watching as they go forward.
Christopher Price
09/23/2013 - 2:03am
FOXBORO -- Kenbrell Thompkins was looking to beat press coverage.
Christopher Price
09/19/2013 - 11:49pm
FOXBORO -- Dismissed for the better part of the last five-plus seasons as a mere sideshow when compared to the Patriots’ high-powered offensive extravaganza, the defense has turned the tables through the early stages of the 2013 regular season and has outplayed an inconsistent offense for most of the first two games. 
Christopher Price
09/19/2013 - 12:05am
FOXBORO -- The return of Rob Gronkowski will mean several things for not just the Patriots passing game, but the offense in general.
Christopher Price
09/17/2013 - 8:59am
Deion Branch isn't walking through that door. Brandon Lloyd and Jabar Gaffney aren't walking through that door.
Christopher Price
09/13/2013 - 5:28am
FOXBORO -- Logan Mankins, voice of optimism?
Christopher Price
09/12/2013 - 12:27am
Let’s be honest: Everybody loves sacks.
Christopher Price
09/11/2013 - 12:37am
FOXBORO -- Tom Brady is sticking with Stevan Ridley.
Christopher Price
09/08/2013 - 11:09pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Danny Amendola knows what you think about him. Brittle. Always injured. Will never be as good -- or as durable -- as Wes Welker.
Christopher Price
09/06/2013 - 2:17pm
FOXBORO -- The Buffalo Bills are a blank slate. 
Christopher Price
09/04/2013 - 3:28pm
It’s the start of a new season, and the new year brings fresh challenges for Bill Belichick and the Patriots. In Sunday’s regular-season opener against the Bills in Buffalo, Belichick will be facing someone in Doug Marrone who has zero experience as a head coach in the NFL.
Christopher Price
08/30/2013 - 4:17am
FOXBORO -- Just before 11 p.m. on Thursday, the Patriots’ 2013 preseason came to a close. And it was officially time to start thinking about real football again.
Christopher Price
08/28/2013 - 12:45am
FOXBORO -- In the words of Red: “Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.”
Christopher Price
08/25/2013 - 11:33pm
Quite simply, this is a week where a lot of dreams will die.
Christopher Price
08/23/2013 - 2:21am
So, are you a glass-is-half-full individual? If so, you’re encouraged by the sight of rookie receiver Kenbrell Thompkins coming away with eight catches for 116 yards, as well as the sight of the Patriots No. 1 defense -- without Vince Wilfork -- playing very well when it counted.
Christopher Price
08/19/2013 - 12:44am
Even by Tom Brady’s standards, the quarterback has had a tremendous start to his 2013 preseason.
Christopher Price
08/17/2013 - 4:53am
FOXBORO -- If you were a New England skill position player who wasn’t targeted at least once in Friday night against the Bucs, you should probably be concerned.
Christopher Price
08/14/2013 - 12:47am
  FOXBORO -- It appears that Vince Wilfork has himself a new dance partner.


Audio On Demand

NFL Sunday - Hour 2 - Arc…

NFL Sunday - Hour 2 - Arcand and Price discuss Tom Brady and the QB situation and if the Patriots should take a look at new free agent RB Karlos Williams -- 8-21-16

Christian and Chris talk about overrated Pats players this season and in the past and then get into the QB issue on the team. They talk about all three guys, what they bring to the table and if they can keep their head above water without the best QB in the league for 4 weeks. Then...Karlos Williams was released by the Bills - should the Pats consider adding the overweight second year running back? Christian also brings up Dante Scarnecchia and gets Price's opinion on if this one man can truly improve a shaky offensive line.

NFL Sunday - Hour 1 - Arcand and Price discuss the second preseason game against the Bears -- 8-21-16

Christian Arcand is in for Tanguay for NFL Sunday with Chris Price. The guys talk about the victory over the Bears, Jimmy G's progress and their expectations for the Pats defense this season. Arcand thinks that there are more holes on the D than some fans realize.

Dale, Holley, and Thornton with Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick, 8-15-16

We check in with Bill Belichick after the first Preseason game for our weekly "Patriots Monday" discussion.

Abdel Nader - 7/17

Abdel Nader - 7/17

Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.

Isaiah Thomas, Celtics PG joins OMF, 6-30-16

Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy

Danny Ainge, Celtics General Manager and President of Basketball joins OMF, 6-24-16

Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.

Mookie Betts Player of th…

Mookie Betts Player of the Game Interview

Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts after the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1

8-22-16 Red Sox Review w/ Christian Arcand

David Price pitched a gem and Andrew Benintendi makes one of the top highlight catches of the year as the Sox take the first game of four against the Rays, 6-2. Christian Arcand recaps the game and takes all of your Sox calls.

Andrew Benintendi Player of the Game Interview

Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi, who made a highlight reel catch nearly going over the wall in left field robbing Steven Souza Jr of a home run

ESPN hockey writer Joe Mc…

ESPN hockey writer Joe McDonald joins Ken Laird to talk #Bruins free agency 7-2-16

Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency

SUNDAY SKATE with DJ Bean and Pete Blackburn -- A look toward the future for the Bruins -- 4-17-16

DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.

SUNDAY SKATE with WEEI's DJ Bean and Uproxx's Pete Blackburn -- They got what they wanted...Claude Julien is staying in Boston -- 4-17-16

DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.

D&C - A strange Philadelp…

D&C - A strange Philadelphia radio firing 8-25-16

Gerry, Kirk and Mut discuss the firing of a Philadelphia radio host who ripped a rival host for having a white producer who imitated a fake black caller.

D&C - The David Ortiz 40-year-old, 30HR season with a side of steroid suspicion 8-25-16

Kirk, Gerry and Mut get into some David Ortiz legacy talk in the 8am hour of the Thursday show.

D&C - Will Tom Brady play at all in the preseason? 8-25-16

After Kirk & Gerry get their digs in on Mut and some movie news, they move on to some Patriots QB talk with an eye on Friday night's game in Carolina.

OMF - Should Tom Brady go…

OMF - Should Tom Brady go to Carolina for the 3rd Preseason game? 8-25-16

Glenn, Lou, and Christian debate the value of playing Tom Brady in the preseason, and they opine about whether or not he should even be on the team plane.

OMF - Andrew Benintendi's knee, and Papi's well-aged muscle, 8-25-16

Glenn, Lou, and Christian talk Benintendi's knee injury, and compare Big Papi's season to other 40 year old players. And the juicing question comes up again...

OMF - Grading John Farrell's performance in last night's bad loss, 8-25-16

Glenn, Lou, and Christian debate John Farrell's decision to stay with Porcello into the 8th, and his use of the bullpen.

Red Sox rookie phenom And…

Red Sox rookie phenom Andrew Benintendi with Dale and Holley with Thornton

We check in with the red hot rook of the Red Sox live from Tampa and talk to him about his first experiences in the big leagues.

Red Sox Manager John Farrell with Dale, Holley and Thornton

We check in with John Farrell from Tampa for our weekly feature as the red hot Red Sox look to keep it going for two more wins at the Trop.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Two sport athlete failures 08-24-16

In honor of the announcement that the Sox will be among the team's at Tim Tebow's workout next week, we look at four pro athletes who tried their hand in a second sport and it didn't work out too well for them.

Ep. 29: Bart Hubbuch

Ep. 29: Bart Hubbuch

Kirk Minihane is joined by his long time nemesis Bart Hubbuch. Kirk and Bart discuss the incident between the two that led to Kirk being let go from Comcast and the long standing issue of deflategate. Bart annoyingly wouldn't get of his speaker phone. This is an explosive interview between two guys who admittedly dislike each other.

Ep: 28 - Chris Curtis

Kirk Minihane sits down with former producer Chris Curtis? Or is it current producer Chris Curtis? Either way, Kirk and Chris talk about what happened in their previous tenure together, where it went wrong, and why Curtis is now back with the show.

Ep. 27: Gary Tanguay

Kirk Minihane and Gary Tanguay sit down together on Enough About Me for the first time. These two divisive figures talk about Gary's career and his late evolution into a controversial broadcaster. Nobody is spared from Kirk and Gary's wrath on this episode and it will surely make some people at the two sports radio stations very uncomfortable.

Enough About Me - Ep. 29:…

Enough About Me - Ep. 29: Bart Hubbuch

Kirk Minihane is joined by his long time nemesis Bart Hubbuch. Kirk and Bart discuss the incident between the two that led to Kirk being let go from Comcast and the long standing issue of deflategate. Bart annoyingly wouldn't get of his speaker phone. This is an explosive interview between two guys who admittedly dislike each other.

Unsportsmanlike Podcast - Bill "Spaceman" Lee

Jerry is joined by Red Sox legend Bill Lee to talk about his new biopic "Spaceman," Lee's unique philosophy, political beliefs, drug use and what makes him a cultural icon decades after he retired from baseball.

Sports Check Up- Ep 4: Christian Fauria and Dr. Gill discuss football season

Christian Fauria and Dr. Gill talk about the process and steps football players have to take when rehabbing injuries during the off season. Focusing on Dion Lewis, Nate Solder, and Sebastian Vollmer

Tom Brady speaks about hi…

Tom Brady speaks about his mysterious scissors injury 8-23-16

Tom Brady returned to practice after his unexplained days off to shed some light into his mysterious scissors injury that prevented him from playing last Thursday's preseason game.

More from this show

D&C - Killer B's Red Sox …

D&C - Killer B's Red Sox outfield coming into bloom 8-23-16

Gerry, Mut, and Kirk discuss the Benintendi catch from Monday and what's looking like an incredible outfield for years to come; also the guys discuss the probation sentence given to an East Longmeadow youth charged with sexual assault.

More from this show

D&C - Goodell at it again…

D&C - Goodell at it again, the amazing one-game suspension for Josh Brown 8-23-16

Kirk & Callahan with Mut react to the latest Roger Goodell NFL wheel of justice ruling

More from this show

D&C - Is Bill Belichick s…

D&C - Is Bill Belichick snubbing Tom Brady? Is Brady being childish? 8-24-16

Minihane, Callahan and Mutnansky dive further into the Brady - Belichick dynamic as Tom's four-game suspension gets closer.

More from this show

Does NESN need to be care…

Does NESN need to be careful with their new on-air talent? 8-24-16

NESN has hired a new anchor who has a history dating pro players. With the trend of that happening in Boston the last few years, does NESN need to keep an eye on Kacie McDonnell?

More from this show

News & Analysis