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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
05/06/2012 - 3:08pm
The Patriots have a history of looking past the combine and going after some unheralded college talent.
Christopher Price
05/01/2012 - 11:11pm
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 - 10:50pm
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
04/27/2012 - 11:27pm
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 - 12:10am
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 - 10:57pm
As they say around Foxboro, the hay is in the barn.
Christopher Price
04/24/2012 - 11:02pm
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
Christopher Price
04/23/2012 - 10:46pm
While some of the branches have been pruned from the Bill Belichick coaching tree the last few seasons, there’s still a sizable collection of former assistants and other comrades at the college level who the Patriots’ coach has leaned on for advice throughout the pre-draft process.
Christopher Price
04/21/2012 - 11:55pm
In no particular order, here are 10 things we learned this week about the Patriots and the NFL:
Christopher Price
04/15/2012 - 12:24am
In no particular order, here are 10 things we learned this week about the Patriots and the NFL:
Christopher Price
04/10/2012 - 5:42pm
FOXBORO -- Anthony Gonzalez is an interesting guy.
Christopher Price
04/07/2012 - 6:57pm
In no particular order, here are 10 things we learned this week about the Patriots and the NFL:
Christopher Price
03/20/2012 - 7:38pm
One week into free agency, the Patriots have addressed many of their weaknesses, including depth at wideout, offensive line and safety. But that’s only one part of the team-building process -- how has what New England’s done over the last week altered what it might do when it comes to the draft?
Christopher Price
03/06/2012 - 9:13pm
Manning vs. Brady. Belichick vs. Dungy. Cut that meat. Fourth-and-2. “Throw the damn flag.” Willie McGinest stops Edgerrin James. The Manning Face. Mike Vanderjagt.
Christopher Price
02/26/2012 - 11:46pm
INDIANAPOLIS -- At league events like the annual NFL scouting combine, the Patriots love operating in the shadows.
Christopher Price
02/25/2012 - 11:15am
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Patriots have to get younger at wider receiver. They haven’t been able to develop a consistent young presence at the position in a decade. So what does New England do this offseason?
Christopher Price
02/23/2012 - 11:07pm
INDIANAPOLIS -- When it came to their front seven, the Patriots showed multiple defensive looks last season, shuffling between a three-man front and a four-man front depending on personnel and opponent.
Christopher Price
02/22/2012 - 7:51pm
The combine is one of the most underrated events on the NFL calendar. A rare opportunity for the media to meet with top-flight prospects, coaches, personnel men and agents, it’s the real kickoff to an offseason that will continue with the start of free agency, league meetings and the draft.
Christopher Price
02/19/2012 - 10:35pm
Just two weeks after the Super Bowl, the NFL offseason kicks into high gear this week. Teams can start placing the franchise tag on players Monday (a process that concludes March 5), and starting Thursday, the Patriots will join the rest of the league at the annual scouting combine in Indianapolis.
Christopher Price
02/08/2012 - 7:42pm
Despite the fact that the Patriots are only a few days removed from the Super Bowl, they already have a laundry list of things to address in the coming months. Here are 10 points of emphasis for the franchise:
Christopher Price
02/07/2012 - 12:49am
Less than 24 hours after a final Hail Mary attempt came up short at the end of Super Bowl XLVI, the Patriots opened the offseason with a series of goodbyes at Gillette Stadium.
Christopher Price
02/06/2012 - 5:03am
INDIANAPOLIS -- Late Sunday night, deep in the bowels of Lucas Oil Stadium, Wes Welker stared straight ahead, glassy-eyed and quiet.
Christopher Price
02/04/2012 - 12:50pm
INDIANAPOLIS -- Here are 46 things we’ll be keeping an eye on in Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVI between the Patriots and the Giants.
Christopher Price
02/02/2012 - 11:28pm
INDIANAPOLIS -- When it comes to defending the no-huddle offense, the Giants have tried just about anything, including some well-timed injuries that left them looking like Al Czervik.
Christopher Price
02/02/2012 - 12:33am
INDIANAPOLIS -- Near the start of the 2011 season, Patriots defensive line coach Pepper Johnson made a simple analogy when talking about the New England defensive line, saying “it’s kind of hard teaching some old dogs new tricks.”


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NFL Sunday with Danny Pic…

NFL Sunday with Danny Picard and Chris Price -- Previewing the Broncos and Panthers meeting in Super Bowl 50 -- 1-31-16

Picard and Price take a look at next week's Super Bowl match-up with the Broncos and Panthers, what they see going down in Santa Clara and if the Broncos top-ranked D can slow down the mission that Cam Newton is on.

NFL Sunday with Danny Picard and Chris Price -- Making an attempt to move forward and look at the future of the Patriots -- 1-31-16

While continuing the postmortems on the Patriots after their loss last week, the boys attempt to move on and discuss what the team will look like next year, potential free agent signings and their chances to get back to another Super Bowl.

NFL Sunday with Danny Picard and Chris Price -- Lamenting the Patriots loss to the Broncos in the AFC Championship -- 1-31-16

We're one week removed from the AFC Championship that saw the Patriots fall to the Broncos in Denver, and Danny and Chris discuss what went wrong from Brady's play to Belichick's decision to not kick a FG with six minutes to go to Gostkowski missing an extra point to the clear number one issue in the play of the offensive line. How can the Pats improve? The guys discuss it all.

Danny Picard reacts to th…

Danny Picard reacts to the Celtics last second win over the Cavaliers

Danny had just hit the air as it looked like the Celtics would drop a close game to the Cleveland Cavaliers, ride along as Danny goes on the emotional roller coaster of the final 7.5 seconds of the game

Danny Leroux of Real GM on Celtics Trade Targets and Crazy NBA Playoffs Reforms – 2/4/16 – WEEI Celtics Podcast

Danny Leroux of Real GM and Sporting News joins WEEI’s Sam Packard and CLNS Radio’s Jared Weiss to dive into the Celtics trade potential and the reemergence of the three guard lineup. They answered your Twitter questions and Danny proposed his idea for drastic reforms to the NBA Playoffs system. Subscribe to the WEEI Celtics Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher today!

Cavs fire David Blatt, Blake Griffin KO and Sharpshooter Kelly Olynyk - WEEI Celtics Podcast 1/27/16

Sam Packard and Jared Weiss soak in the craziness in Cleveland after the Cavs fired David Blatt and Tyronn Lue is calling out LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. They also discuss Blake Griffin punching out his homies, Kelly Manbun Olynyk becoming a vital part of the Celtics' recent success, and more potential Celtics trades. Subscribe to the WEEI Celtics podcast on iTunes and Stitcher today!

#RedSox Farm Report Podca…

#RedSox Farm Report Podcast - WEEI's Top Ten Sox Prospects List

Ken Laird & Ryan Hannable debate who should be on WEEI's Top Ten Red Sox prospects' list, with only Yoan Moncada grabbing consensus as the number one talent in the pipeline

Hot Stove Show 02-02-16

Mut and Tomase are holding things down in the studio tonight, Bradford is on assignment in Fort Myers. They talk about Rick Porcello, who is already down in Fort Myers and the strength of the pitching staff.

Bradfo Show: Rick Porcello, one year later

Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, one of the first arrivals to this year's camp at JetBlue Park, joins Rob Bradford in Fort Myers to talk how things have changed since first arriving with the Sox a year ago. Porcello explains how his contract negotiations played out last spring training, what went wrong last season, and an amazement Fenway Park's car parking situation.

#Bruins Postgame Podcast …

#Bruins Postgame Podcast - Filthy goals from Brad Marchand, Ryan Spooner carry B's to shootout win

DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss Thursday's 3-2 comeback, shootout win in Buffalo as the Bruins take hold of 3rd place in the Atlantic Division

#Bruins Postgame Podcast - B's blow 3-1 third-period lead & lose to Leafs in OT

Ken Laird and DJ Bean discuss a frustrating loss by the Bruins against division cellar-dweller Toronto as the B's blow a 3-1, third-period lead and lose in OT in the first game after the All-Star break

Sunday Skate with WEEI's DJ Bean, ESPN's Joe McDonald and Uproxx's Pete Blackburn -- 1-31-16

DJ, Joe and Pete are in the house for the NHL All-Star weekend edition of Sunday Skate. They discuss a little bit about the skills competition last night, the John Scott situation and the events of the weekend before taking a step back and looking at the state of the Bruins a little over the halfway point of the season. They talk about the B's needs going forward, Chara's decline and how the Bruins are still hanging around while quietly rebuilding in Don Sweeney's first season at the helm.

Mark Leibovich on Tom Bra…

Mark Leibovich on Tom Brady vs. Goodell 2-5-16

Legendary author Mark Leibovich joined us to discuss Brady and Goodell.

Rob Gronkowski gave a lap dance 2-5-16

You cant hate Gronk for the lap dance.

Super Bowl Props 2-5-16

The guys gave their Super Bowl prop picks.

Charlie Sly recanted his …

Charlie Sly recanted his statements the day AFTER being visited by Peyton Manning's private investigators, 2-5-16

The story of Peyton Manning getting HGH shipped to his house took another turn when the Washington Post revealed on Thursday that Peyton Manning and his people hired private investigators to go to the home of Charlie Sly's parents.

Tom Brady Sr. admits his son is handling Deflategate differently than he is, 2-5-16

Tom Brady's father, Tom Sr, spoke with CSNNE's Tom E. Curran regarding some of the comments made by Roger Goodell over the past few weeks.

Christian's Comedy Minute falls flat and the callers let him have it, 2-5-16

Christian is resisting the return the of the Whiner Line and is suggesting some new segments. The inaugural "Christian's Comedy Minute" did not perform as well as he hoped, but we got some good phone calls out of it.

Michael Irvin previews Su…

Michael Irvin previews Super Bowl 50 with Dale and Holley

We check in one last time this season with the great 88, hall of famer Michael Irvin from the NFL Network.

CSNNE's Tom E Curran discusses his Deflategate question for Roger Goodell

We talk with the man causing all the trouble in San Fran, Tom E Curran from Comcast, the man who tried to put Goodell's feet to the fire during his state of the NFL press conference.

Roger Goodell's state of the NFL press conference comes off as 50% scripted

We discuss the Roger Goodell state of the NFL presser, and play the bits of pertinent and non-pertinent audio and break it down.

Danny Picard reacts to th…

Danny Picard reacts to the Celtics last second win over the Cavaliers

Danny had just hit the air as it looked like the Celtics would drop a close game to the Cleveland Cavaliers, ride along as Danny goes on the emotional roller coaster of the final 7.5 seconds of the game

The phrase of the day is "Integrity of the Game"

Roger Goodell made sure to defend the shield and his intense pursuit of Tom Brady and the Patriots regarding deflate gate, and here we are over a year later and he is still speaking out of both sides of his mouth on the matter.

The Patriots are already making staffing changes

Mikey, Mut, Lenny and our textress Cassie are on the air as Ian Rappoport reports the Patriots parted ways with their offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo

The Fantasy Guys Podcast …

The Fantasy Guys Podcast Super Bowl Week

Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson weigh in on the Super Bowl, breaking down the game in a spirited debate on how it will fall. Newton, Manning, Stewart, Olsen, Norman, Kuechly Kubiak and the Denver Defense fuel the conversation. A quick look back to the Patriots vs. Broncos AFC Title game sews the seeds for what we will see on Sunday and in the off-season ahead. The League, Concussions, The Super Bowl and the Fantasy Football Off-season positional groups and scouting are covered in a comprehensive edition of “The Fantasy Guys Podcast.”

#Bruins Postgame Podcast - Filthy goals from Brad Marchand, Ryan Spooner carry B's to shootout win

DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss Thursday's 3-2 comeback, shootout win in Buffalo as the Bruins take hold of 3rd place in the Atlantic Division

Back To School -- We're falling in love with Virginia 2-4-16

After another solid week of college hoops, Anthony and Austin are hoping on the Virginia band wagon, and take a deeper look into Texas A&M's win over Iowa State and debate whether UNC's lack of shooting will prevent them from being a title contender.

Michael McCann - NFL migh…

Michael McCann - NFL might hurt it's own case against Brady if they released PSI numbers

Dale, Michael and Jerry speak with our favorite legal expert on our least favorite topic, deflategate. Michael McCann of UNH Law and Sports Illustrated helps us understand why the NFL didn't reveal any PSI numbers that it claimed it was gathering.

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Tom Brady Sr. on Roger Goodell 2-4-16

The guys discussed Tom Brady Sr's comments.

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Headlines: Jeb Bush wants an applause. 2-4-16

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

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Mark Leibovich on Tom Brady vs. Goodell 2-5-16

Legendary author Mark Leibovich joined us to discuss Brady and Goodell.

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