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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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09/30/14 01:25 EST
After being gutted in back-to-back games late in the 2009 season by the Saints and Dolphins, Tom Brady stood before the media and uttered the most damning indictment of that team. “When things don’t go your way you have to fight back -- that’s a challenge for all of us,” Brady said after that South Florida defeat almost five years ago. “I think at times we do. And at times, I don’t think we fight very hard.” Long before we saw that memorable exchange between Brady and Bill Belichick on “A Football Life,” that double-dip (which included a humbling loss to the Saints in the Superdome) ultimately revealed that 2009 team be the most mentally weak bunch of the Brady-Belichick era. Those Patriots finished 10-6, but their legacy is one of a pillowy-soft team that ultimately got what it deserved -- a first-round playoff beatdown at the hands of the Ravens. If the 2014 team isn’t careful, it’ll suffer the same fate. In an
09/23/14 11:10 EST
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The New England offensive line is in bad shape. Tom Brady is not getting the time he needs to throw the ball, much less generate any sort of consistent offensive rhythm. While the group still is adjusting to life without Logan Mankins, there are other trouble spots up and down the line. Nate Solder is having issues at left tackle, while Sebastian Vollmer is struggling on the right side. (Solder was depantsed on multiple occasions Sunday by impressive Raiders rookie Khalil Mack.) Along the interior, the situation isn’t any better, as incumbent center Ryan Wendell has struggled since the start of the summer, while others who have rotated through at guard have had major issues. ESPN analyst (and former Patriots linebacker) Tedy Bruschi specifically called out the center and guard play on WEEI on Monday, saying, “I really worry. I really worry about the health of Tom Brady and the interior offensive line and what they’re doing there.” Meanwhile, NBC analyst (and
09/21/14 09:56 EST
FOXBORO -- For the better part of the last decade, the Patriots' best defense has often been four touchdown passes from Tom Brady: If you can’t stop 'em, outscore 'em. But in a year where the offense has been sluggish out of the gate, the New England defense has done just enough to stem the tide. It hasn’t been aesthetically pleasing -- and the overall quality of the opponent should be kept in mind -- but there’s something to be said for allowing only one touchdown over the last two games. “That was kind of a grind-it-out game for us,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said following Sunday's closer-than-expected win over the Raiders. “Defensively, any time you can keep a team out of the end zone, you have to feel good about that.” Over the course of three games this season, the Patriots have allowed four touchdowns, and an average of 16.3 points per game. On Sunday, the play of the game came with less than a minute to go, when Vince Wilfork came away
09/19/14 10:56 EST
There’s always been a sense that the relationship between NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the owners and players association is little more than a marriage of convenience -- the two sides are bound by the desire to keep a $10 billion industry together by any means necessary. Both sides need each other. The only difference is that when you’re talking about a married couple, they’ll stay together for the children. The NFL and the players are connected at the wallet. But the dirty laundry really went public on Friday. During Goodell’s press conference, Twitter was ablaze with reaction as and former players gleefully provided their reactions to the sight of an uncomfortable Goodell squirming his way through a cringe-inducing session. (That simmering resentment had always been there -- now, it was given a real-time voice, as the players were able to point at Goodell and say, “See? THIS is what we’ve been dealing with!”) Throughout their coverage,



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Are the Patriots weak?

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