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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
09/05/2011 - 7:07pm
FOXBORO — Tom Brady once described left guard Logan Mankins as the sort of player “who plays until the echo of the whistle,” meaning there’s a bit of an edge to what he does.
Christopher Price
09/05/2011 - 12:09am
The Patriots made it official on Sunday, announcing the acquisition of veteran offensive lineman Brian Waters. The 34-year-old guard, a five-time Pro Bowler, is a 6-foot-3, 320-pounder who was cut loose late last month by the Chiefs after 11 seasons in Kansas City. According to ESPN, Waters inked a two-year deal with the Patriots that could be worth up to $5.5 million.
Christopher Price
09/03/2011 - 10:13pm
The Patriots settled on their final 53 on Saturday, sticking with 23 offensive players, 27 defensive players and three special teamers. However, it’s almost a guarantee this list of 53 will not be the same roster they roll out for the season opener against the Dolphins in Miami on Sept. 12. The Patriots have always made moves between the final cuts and the start of the regular season, and given the way things shook out on Saturday (where they appear a little thin at guard and tight end), look for moves to be made sooner rather than later.
Christopher Price
09/02/2011 - 4:34am
FOXBORO — The NFL opened training camps five weeks ago with an breathless flurry of activity.
Christopher Price
09/01/2011 - 12:24am
When it comes to the Patriots, Jon Gruden has no doubt: The ESPN analyst believes that when it comes to the AFC, it begins with New England.
Christopher Price
08/31/2011 - 9:06pm
Most years, the preseason finale is the exclusive domain of the backups, the second- and third-teamers who are getting one last shot at a spot on the 53-man roster. In the wake of last week’s preseason loss to the Lions, some of the starters are expected to play Thursday night against the Giants. But there will be a collection of players on the bubble looking to make one final mark before the final round of cuts go down this weekend.
Christopher Price
08/31/2011 - 1:35am
FOXBORO — You want to beat the Patriots? Beat up Tom Brady.
Christopher Price
08/28/2011 - 11:24pm
If it’s Monday, it must be time for another edition of roster reset. This is the third shot at predicting who will make the Patriots’ 53-man roster.
Christopher Price
08/28/2011 - 3:36am
In the third preseason game of 2010, the Patriots had plenty of issues: New England struggled defensively against a young Rams’ team that was coming off a sub-.500 season the year before, thanks in large part to an impressive performance by young quarterback Sam Bradford.
Christopher Price
08/26/2011 - 11:14pm
And so, here we are. The third game of the preseason is the dress rehearsal. It’s historically the final chance for the starters to show they’re ready for the regular season before the season opener.
Christopher Price
08/25/2011 - 8:54pm
FOXBORO — For all the talk about the Patriots’ renewed commitment to an aggressive pass rush this season, arguably their best and most consistent pass rusher over the last two seasons hasn’t seen action in New England’s first two preseason games.
Christopher Price
08/24/2011 - 9:49pm
FOXBORO — Everyone wants stability. Everyone is striving for permanence.
Christopher Price
08/24/2011 - 12:31am
FOXBORO — It’s not easy being the new kid on the block, especially when you're a wide receiver trying to learn the Patriots’ offense.
Christopher Price
08/23/2011 - 12:09am
FOXBORO — It’s a different defense this season. The Patriots have bid adieu to the three-man fronts — which dictate more of a read-and-react situation — and have instead gone aggressive with four-man fronts this summer. Through its first two preseason games (as well as most of camp) New England has gone into more of an attack mode, and the results have paid off across the board — the Patriots have left Jacksonville and Tampa Bay quarterbacks' bruised and battered.
Christopher Price
08/22/2011 - 7:08pm
FOXBORO — Even though the calendar says August, the Patriots are starting to move into regular-season mode.
Christopher Price
08/21/2011 - 10:57pm
Here’s a second guess at what the Patriots’ 53-man roster will look like when they take the field three weeks from Monday for their regular-season opener against the Dolphins. There are a few changes from our first roster rundown, including at running back, tight end and on the defensive line. In addition, a flurry of personnel moves — the addition of players like Ricky Brown and James Ihedigbo, among them — have caused a few tweaks to who will be making the final 53.
Christopher Price
08/21/2011 - 11:39am
FOXBORO — Kyle Love’s game prep isn’t complete until he gets a text from his father. The son of a former Army officer, the words of wisdom are the jolt that the defensive tackle needs to get his head into the game. “Something to get me excited, some kind of words of encouragement,” Love said when asked what his Dad tells him.
Christopher Price
08/19/2011 - 2:44am
It had been a long time since Tom Brady had seen real action on a football field.
Christopher Price
08/17/2011 - 8:18pm
FOXBORO — The second NFL preseason game is usually the toughest one to call. There isn’t the getting-to-know-you process that comes with the  opener, and it still doesn’t have the intensity of the third preseason game. Coming off an opener where many starters didn't play at all, Thursday night should be a good opportunity for the Patriots to see where many of the veterans are at this stage of the preseason, as well as get a handle on how some of the rookies and other youngsters are shaping up.
Christopher Price
08/16/2011 - 11:17pm
FOXBORO — No team takes big bodies and turns them into NFL-ready offensive linemen like the Patriots. Over the years, New England has taken former college wrestlers, linemen from out of the way colleges like Southeast Missouri State and players who didn’t take up the game until high school and molded them into one of the most consistent offensive lines in the league.
Christopher Price
08/16/2011 - 12:15am
FOXBORO — For the Patriots, this training camp has been all about big names: Ochocinco! Albert! Mankins! Brady!
Christopher Price
08/14/2011 - 7:38pm
Four weeks from Monday, the 2011 Patriots will meet the Dolphins in Miami in the regular-season opener. With the understanding that things could change dramatically between now and then, after two-plus weeks of training camp and a preseason game against Jacksonville, here’s our best guess as to what the 53-man roster is going to look like against the Dolphins:
Christopher Price
08/12/2011 - 3:24am
FOXBORO — He stands in the longest shadow in the NFL, but every preseason, Brian Hoyer continues to remind people why he could be one of the most underrated players on the New England roster.
Christopher Price
08/11/2011 - 12:28am
FOXBORO — Football has returned.
Christopher Price
08/10/2011 - 1:00am
FOXBORO — Since he arrived in New England via a trade with Cincinnati on July 28, there have been two distinctly different Chad Ochocincos.


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Jerod Mayo joins MFB, 7-3…

Jerod Mayo joins MFB, 7-30-14

Patriots LB, Jerod Mayo, talks about the high praise he's been receiving from coach Belichick, trying to forget about last year, and what the team hopes from the defense.

Danny Amendola joins MFB, 7-30-14

Patriots WR, Danny Amendola, joined the show for a bit to talk about his health, the evolution of the playbook, and the heated battles between the offense and defense.

It Is What It Is Cast: Brandon Browner gets fired up

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Wednesday's Patriots practice, which featured Brandon Browner getting into it with Kenbrell Thompkins and a couple others.

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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.

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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.

Sox Manager John Farrell …

Sox Manager John Farrell with Dale and Holley

As news looms about a possible Jon Lester trade, we sit down with the skipper of your Sox live from Fenway park.

Buster Olney, ESPN, on the impending Jon Lester trade, 7-30-14

Multiple sources have indicated that Jon Lester will be dealt before the July 31st trade deadline. Buster talks to MFB regarding possible destinations, and he seems to think Lester will land in the NL Central. He also suggests that the Sox might as well get rid of John Lackey if they're going to deal Lester.

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.

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

Gordon Edes: "95% chance …

Gordon Edes: "95% chance Lester gets traded" 7-30-14

ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Hillary Clinton wants to change the Redskins mascot 7-30-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.

Jon Lester scratched 7-30-14

Joh, Gerry and Buck opened the show by discussing the latest rumors surrounding Jon Lester.

Buster Olney, ESPN, on th…

Buster Olney, ESPN, on the impending Jon Lester trade, 7-30-14

Multiple sources have indicated that Jon Lester will be dealt before the July 31st trade deadline. Buster talks to MFB regarding possible destinations, and he seems to think Lester will land in the NL Central. He also suggests that the Sox might as well get rid of John Lackey if they're going to deal Lester.

Jerod Mayo joins MFB, 7-30-14

Patriots LB, Jerod Mayo, talks about the high praise he's been receiving from coach Belichick, trying to forget about last year, and what the team hopes from the defense.

Danny Amendola joins MFB, 7-30-14

Patriots WR, Danny Amendola, joined the show for a bit to talk about his health, the evolution of the playbook, and the heated battles between the offense and defense.

John Farrell with Dale an…

John Farrell with Dale and Holley

As news looms about a possible Jon Lester trade, we sit down with the skipper of your Sox live from Fenway park.

Making sense of all the trade talk with WEEI.com's Alex Speier

We check in with Alex on the eve of the trade deadline.

Waving goodbye to the ol' Lefty? Jon Lester appears headed out of Boston

We respond and react to the news that Jon Lester may no longer be a member of the Boston Red Sox once the trade deadline passes.

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.

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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.

Gordon Edes: "95% chance …

Gordon Edes: "95% chance Lester gets traded" 7-30-14

ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.

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Jon Lester scratched 7-30-14

Joh, Gerry and Buck opened the show by discussing the latest rumors surrounding Jon Lester.

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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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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

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The tweet is a little ominous sounding. Dale, Buck and Greg Dickerson discuss what very well could be the end of the Jon Lester era with the Boston Red Sox.

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