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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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08/20/14 05:57 EST
FOXBORO -- For a team that traditionally has placed such a sizable emphasis on special teams, the Patriots’ lack of a consistent presence at the kick return spot over the last five seasons is puzzling. In 2008, Ellis Hobbs averaged 28.5 yards per return, second best in the NFL (45 returns, 1,281 yards). But since Hobbs was dealt to the Eagles after that season, New England has been unable to find a long-term solution at the position. There have been occasional bursts of brilliance -- including the astounding run late last season by LeGarrette Blount, who averaged 29.1 yards per return in just 17 chances -- but relatively no year-to-year continuity. Since the start of the 2009 season, 22 different players have returned at least one kick for the Patriots, but no one has been able to provide the consistent support that Hobbs -- who averaged 27.7 yards per return and had three touchdowns with New England -- did over the course of his four-year career with the Patriots. -- 2009: Laurence
08/20/14 01:12 EST
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FOXBORO -- While most of the defensive backs around the league are holding their tongues when asked about the new points of emphasis regarding illegal contact and defensive holding -- and the flurry of flags that are going with it -- Darrelle Revis doesn’t sound too concerned. That’s because when it comes to avoiding flags, Revis has been one of the best in the NFL since he entered the league in 2007. As we initially detailed here, the former All-Pro has an astounding ability to avoid penalties -- according to Pro Football Focus, Revis was only one of two corners in the league last season who played at least 900 snaps and had just one penalty. (Chicago’s Tim Jennings was the other.) But it’s not just last year. According to nflpenalties.com, Revis has had a remarkable run of near flag-free success since 2010. He didn’t take a single penalty in 2012 -- of course, he was limited to two games because of a season-ending knee injury, so we’ll throw that one
08/16/14 02:43 EST
FOXBORO -- Darrelle Revis wasn’t exactly surprised that the Eagles didn’t throw in his direction Friday night. In the world-weary tone of someone who has experienced such loneliness before, the cornerback said he wasn’t all that shocked that Philadelphia didn’t look his way once in Friday’s preseason contest. “I don’t know,” he said when asked if he was surprised if the Eagles didn’t try and test him in his first preseason action of the summer. “I don’t know what their game plan is. My thing is just go out there and do my job. “If it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t,” he added. “But you always have to be ready at all times.” Turns out that one isn’t the loneliest number. It’s 24. Revis Island can be a solitary place, but not an unfamiliar spot for New England’s newest premiere cornerback. In his first action with the Patriots -- he didn’t play at all
08/14/14 11:35 EST
With the regular season looming and cuts just around the corner, it’s only natural to wonder about the final makeup of the 2014 roster. We already did one roster projection earlier this summer, but this time around, instead of providing throwing out the 53 best names, we added some historical context in an attempt to try figure out if the rosters the Patriots have assembled for the opener the last five years can give us any insight on how the Patriots will go about the team-building process for the rest of the summer. To that end, we have compiled the average number of players at each position for New England’s opening day roster over the previous five seasons. And while there are personnel changes from week to week over the course of the year, hopefully, this blueprint will be able to give us an idea of how this year’s initial roster might take shape when the Patriots have to start making cuts later this month. (One note: For purposes of this exercise, we’ll count



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