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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
11/13/2009 - 2:00am
Christopher Price
11/11/2009 - 10:49pm
Christopher Price
11/11/2009 - 12:06am
It’s time for the Colts, which means we’ve got us some good Indianapolis talk in this week’s mailbag.
Christopher Price
11/09/2009 - 2:36am
FOXBORO — The game-winning play began innocuously enough.
Christopher Price
11/06/2009 - 2:20am
FOXBORO — In the AFC East, division wins are rare currency.
Christopher Price
11/05/2009 - 1:08am
FOXBORO — When it comes to Joey Porter, the Patriots always know exactly where they stand. On a conference call with the New England media Wednesday, the Miami linebacker acknowledged that the Dolphins and Patriots have a healthy rivalry, but his feelings toward for New England run a little deeper than most of the rest of his team. While he wouldn’t mention “Spygate” directly, he intimated he still holds a grudge from his days with the Steelers over two losses in AFC Championship Games because of what he believes happened.
Christopher Price
11/04/2009 - 9:36pm
FOXBORO — They are the men in black, the unsung heroes who play a bigger role in pregame preparations than most fans will ever know. During the week, Patriots backups and practice squad players are asked to perform scout team duty. Their job is to give as good a look as possible to the starters by playing as much like the opposition as possible. The best actors don’t get Oscars, but a black jersey to wear at practice the following week.
Christopher Price
11/04/2009 - 12:01am
FOXBORO — For all the talk about the Miami’s vaunted Wildcat offense, it was special teams that sunk the Jets last week against the Dolphins, specifically Ted Ginn Jr.
Christopher Price
11/03/2009 - 8:17pm
Lots of Wildcat talk this week. Tons of it. People want to know how much Wildcat we’ll see from Miami on Sunday, how to stop it, and if the quarterback is fair game when he splits wide in a Wildcat formation.
Christopher Price
11/02/2009 - 10:56pm
If it were a movie, they would have billed the Wildcat offense as the feel-good hit of the 2008 season, a blockbuster no one saw coming.
Christopher Price
11/01/2009 - 10:20pm
As a player, Joe Andruzzi was a legendarily tough offensive lineman, someone who had to be dragged from the lineup. In his five seasons with the Patriots, he started 72 of a possible 80 regular-season games, including every game in each of New England’s three Super Bowl-winning seasons.
Christopher Price
10/30/2009 - 12:48am
FOXBORO — It’s a rare event to see miscommunication between Tom Brady and Wes Welker.
Christopher Price
10/27/2009 - 6:05pm
No mailbag last week — my apologies. The funky week got everything turned around, and we weren’t able to get to the e-mails. Some of them were able to hold up for an extra week, while others had to be tossed out. Won’t happen again, people: I’m locked and loaded for the rest of the regular season, which is almost (gasp) halfway over.
Christopher Price
10/26/2009 - 8:18pm
Even with almost half a season in the books, the 2009 Patriots are a tough team to get a handle on.
Christopher Price
10/26/2009 - 1:32am
Wes Welker knows he’s a rare commodity in the National Football League.
Christopher Price
10/23/2009 - 12:00am
FOXBORO — To this point, 2009 has been a forgettable season for Adalius Thomas. Saying the outside linebacker has struggled would be generous. This season, a street free agent (Brandon McGowan) has more quarterback hits and an undrafted free agent (Mike Wright) has more sacks. Through five games, Thomas has just 12 tackles, two quarterback hits and one sack.
Christopher Price
10/21/2009 - 2:22pm
FOXBORO — Opportunity may be knocking for Brandon Tate and Terrence Nunn. In the wake of the reported injury to rookie receiver Julian Edleman and the release of veteran Joey Galloway, it appears that at least one of the two young wide receivers could be in line to be promoted to the 53-man roster this week leading up to Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay in London.
Christopher Price
10/20/2009 - 11:18pm
FOXBORO — It’s been an eventful week for the Patriots linebackers. A week ago, New England re-signed veteran inside linebacker Junior Seau, and the 40-year-old saw plenty of time in the Patriots’ 59-0 win over the Titans on Sunday. In that game, outside linebacker Adalius Thomas was a healthy scratch for the first time since he was a rookie with the Ravens in 2000.
Christopher Price
10/20/2009 - 6:19pm
FOXBORO — Patriots coach Bill Belichick officially closed the door on the Joey Galloway era in New England yesterday afternoon. “He’s had a great career, and this is just one of those things that didn’t work out,” Belichick said. “It just didn’t work out.”
Christopher Price
10/19/2009 - 11:32pm
The Patriots made a few moves on Monday, re-upping wide receiver/special teams ace Sam Aiken and releasing outside linebacker Tully Banta-Cain. The Patriots did not make an official announcement on either move, but the contract extension for Aiken was confirmed to WEEI.com by a league source early Monday night, while the release of Banta-Cain was corroborated by the linebacker himself in an interview with Sirius Satellite Radio’s “Movin’ The Chains” show on Monday.
Christopher Price
10/19/2009 - 9:21pm
Despite the fact that Adalius Thomas was a healthy scratch Sunday for the first time since his rookie season, the Patriots sound like they are counting on the outside linebacker making a contribution again sooner rather than later. In a conference call Monday afternoon, New England coach Bill Belichick expressed his confidence in Thomas, saying the veteran “can help us, and I think he will help us.”
Christopher Price
10/19/2009 - 3:09am
FOXBORO — It was a 15-minute stretch of football that woke up the echoes of 2007, and allowed even the most hardened cynic to think that even after struggling at times through the first five weeks of the season, the Patriots offense might still be able to regain some of the football mojo it has lost the last year or so.
Christopher Price
10/16/2009 - 1:34am
Before there was Junior Seau, there was Clay Matthews. The 40-year-old Seau returned to the Patriots this week, giving new meaning to the term “veteran linebacker.” Previously, Seau has played portions of the last three seasons for New England. The last linebacker to play for Bill Belichick this late in his career was Matthews, who suited up for Belichick and the Browns in 1993 when he was 37.
Christopher Price
10/15/2009 - 12:51pm
FOXBORO — A longtime advisor to Tom Brady says the quarterback is “not in complete rhythm,” but the struggles he’s had through the first five weeks of the season are “repairable.”
Christopher Price
10/14/2009 - 8:42pm
FOXBORO — The addition of Junior Seau to the Patriots linebacking corps gives them some positional versatility they did not have before the arrival of the 40-year-old veteran.


Audio On Demand

Peter King of MMQB with D…

Peter King of MMQB with Dale and Holley

We return to our weekly segments with the one and only Peter King of MMQB and NBC's Football Night in America.

It Is What It Is Cast: Patriots training camp is underway

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price recap the first day of Patriots training camp, including Rob Gronkowski's return to the field.

Chris Price, WEEI.com, Analysis from Day 1 of Pats Training Camp 7-24-14

Chris Price of WEEI.com joins the guys to discuss the key position battles going into camp, as well as the contract status of Devin McCourty

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.

Larry Lucchino says the S…

Larry Lucchino says the Sox have tabled contract talks with Jon Lester 7-24-14

Larry Lucchino discussed the latest on the contract talks with Jon Lester.

John Farrell with Dale and Holley

We check in with the manager of the local nine to get his take on the Sox recent hot run, the performance of the pitching staff and much more.

Buster Olney, ESPN, talks about the impending MLB trade deadline, 7-23-14

With the non-waiver trade deadline a mere 8 days away, Buster talks about the market for guys like Cliff Lee, Jake Peavy, Koji Uehara, and the injuries Dustin Pedroia might be dealing with.

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

Larry Lucchino says the S…

Larry Lucchino says the Sox have tabled contract talks with Jon Lester 7-24-14

Larry Lucchino discussed the latest on the contract talks with Jon Lester.

Gregg Doyel defends Tony Dungy 7-24-14

Gregg Doyel of CBS joined us to discuss Tony Dungy's comments on MIchael Sam.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Weird Al is #1 7-24-14

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

Christian Fauria reviews …

Christian Fauria reviews his Madden ratings 7-24-14

EA Sports released its QB ratings for Madden 15, placing Tom Brady tied for 4th with Russell Wilson. The discussion quickly shifted to Christian's Madden ratings and his perceived lack of awareness

Conflicting reports from the Lester negotiations 7-24-14

Merloni, Fauria, and Benz discuss the conflicting reports regarding the Jon Lester contract negotiations. Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino said on Dennis and Callahan that Lester wanted the negotiations to be put on hold till the end of the season. WEEI.com's Rob Bradford reports that Lester would be willing to negotiate, if the Red Sox made the right offer.

Chris Price, WEEI.com, Analysis from Day 1 of Pats Training Camp 7-24-14

Chris Price of WEEI.com joins the guys to discuss the key position battles going into camp, as well as the contract status of Devin McCourty

Peter King: In New Englan…

Peter King: In New England Darrelle Revis will show why he's a top 2 corner in football

We return to our weekly segments with the one and only Peter King of MMQB and NBC's Football Night in America.

John Farrell: No thought of taking Jake Peavy out of the starting rotation at this point

We check in with the manager of the local nine to get his take on the Sox recent hot run, the performance of the pitching staff and much more.

Sidney Rice chooses his health over everything else with retirement announcement, will this continue to be a trend in the NFL?

We discuss Sidney Rice's retirement from the NFL, and the greater issue, which is concussions and head injuries in the NFL.

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.

We're all yelling about LeBron James

Major Details: Ian Browne…

Major Details: Ian Browne reflects on 10th anniversary of Red Sox-Yankees brawl

A compelling case can be made that July 24, 2004, represents as significant a landmark as any date in modern Red Sox history. On that day, a memorable brawl between the Red Sox and Yankees served as a catalyst for an epic 10-9 walkoff victory for the Red Sox over New York and indomitable closer Mariano Rivera, a game cited by many members of the 2004 team as pivotal in Boston's first championship run in 86 years. Ian Browne, who covers the Red Sox for MLB.com and authored Idiots Revisited, discusses the landmark game.

Fantasy Football Podcast July 24th Edition

With Training Camp starting this Thursday and the August Draft Season inching closer, Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are ramping up the Fantasy Football content to meet the demand! Today’s podcast gives an in depth look at Pete’s Top 50 Wide Receivers Article that is LIVE on WEEI.com right now. Pete breaks down the receivers by Tiers and the podcast gives full analysis of those Tiers and the players who occupy these spots and why. Get prepared for your drafts and enjoy!

Danny O Show - Canelo vs Lara recap, Ronnie Shields

Danny breaks down the Canelo vs Lara fight and the controversy. Mike Tyson's former trainer Ronnie Shields joins the show.

Minihane returns 7-23-14

Minihane returns 7-23-14

The triumphant return of Kirk Minihane.

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Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Starbucks tattoo 7-23-14

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

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Larry Lucchino says the S…

Larry Lucchino says the Sox have tabled contract talks with Jon Lester 7-24-14

Larry Lucchino discussed the latest on the contract talks with Jon Lester.

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Buster Olney, ESPN, talks…

Buster Olney, ESPN, talks about the impending MLB trade deadline, 7-23-14

With the non-waiver trade deadline a mere 8 days away, Buster talks about the market for guys like Cliff Lee, Jake Peavy, Koji Uehara, and the injuries Dustin Pedroia might be dealing with.

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Jake Peavy is done 7-23-1…

Jake Peavy is done 7-23-14

The guys discussed Jake Peavy's 1-9 record this season.

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