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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
11/19/2009 - 12:39am
FOXBORO — Over the last month, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has managed to shake off the inconsistencies that plagued him over the first few weeks of the 2009 season and return to the same familiar pre-knee injury form. Consider the numbers:
Christopher Price
11/18/2009 - 12:55am
Two things before we get started with this week’s mailbag ...
Christopher Price
11/16/2009 - 6:30am
INDIANAPOLIS — Sometimes, two yards can mean everything.
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.”


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It Is What It Is Cast: Br…

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.

It Is What It Is Cast: Has Darrelle Revis' impact actually been underplayed?

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the latest development at Patriots training camp. Chris says Darrelle Revis has looked great, and that his impact on the defense is actually being underplayed nationally.

It Is What It Is Cast: Gronk will continue to smash and dash

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Rob Gronkowski's meeting with the media on Friday. Gronk said he doesn't anticipate changing the way he plays, noting that he wants to "keep smashing and dashing."

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.

Tim Kurkjian, ESPN: Red S…

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.

Christian Vazquez with Joe & Daveafter the win at Tampa Bay

Kevin Millar, MLB Network: David Ortiz not afraid of David Price, 7-25-14

Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to discuss David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia's struggles, and Jon Lester's contract.

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.

Three For All: Christian'…

Three For All: Christian's girlfriend calls him out, 7-29-14

Christian tells a story about taking his girlfriend to see "Jersey Boys" in NYC, but he leaves out some crucial details. Luckily, she was listening and called the show to clarify exactly what kind of shenanigans he was trying to pull.

The NFL is taking a look at "high-stakes" Fantasy Football, 7-29-14

MFB discuss a Peter King article that suggests many NFL coaches and assistant coaches have felt increasing pressure over big-money fantasy football players. Christian also weighs in specifically on how his knowledge of game-plans resulted directly in him winning his first season as a fantasy football player.

Red Sox routed by Blue Jays as trade rumors swirl, 7-29-14

The Sox lost 14-1 as Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront both had awful performances. On the heels of the loss, rumors began to fly regarding Jon Lester and John Lackey possibly being traded.

Have we seen the last of …

Have we seen the last of Jon Lester in a Red Sox uniform?

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.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Championship Hangover Edition - 7-29-14

We tackle four topics all sparked by the Red Sox worst to first to worst run in 2012-2014.

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?

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

Producer's Podcast-Is Leb…

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.

Rob Bradford on the lates…

Rob Bradford on the latest with the Sox at the deadline 7-28-14

Rob gave the latest on Jon Lester trade talks and the flap between Ortiz and the Rays.

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Minor Details Ep. 94.2 wi…

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.

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Jon Lester is on the tabl…

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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David Ortiz offends the R…

David Ortiz offends the Rays again 7-28-14

John, Meter and Buck opened the show by discussing the latest flap between the Red Sox and the Rays.

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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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