Columnists
RSS Feed  RSS
Weei » Columnists » Christopher Price
About Christopher Price

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.”

"Share
MOST RECENT COLUMNS
02/11/15 11:42 EST
Let’s get one thing straight, right off the bat: Devin McCourty is not as important to the success of the Patriots as Darrelle Revis. But if New England wants to try and replicate the level of defensive dominance they enjoyed in 2014, they need to re-up the Rutgers product for 2015 and beyond. McCourty’s rookie deal he signed after being taken by the Patriots in the first round of the 2010 draft is done as of early next month. If he does reach the open market, he figures to be one of the best available free agent defensive backs available. When considering his role in New England, it’s important to note that what he lacks in star power, he makes up for in versatility, smarts and durability. A two-time second-team All-Pro (at two different positions), he’s consistently graded out as one of the best free safeties in the league, according to Pro Football Focus, and has missed just three regular-season games in five years in the NFL. He creates some flexibility in the
02/05/15 06:53 EST
SPONSORED LINKS
Throughout the offseason, we’ll check in frequently on New England’s free agent class. Here’s the first look at the players who were with the Patriots in 2014 but aren’t under contract to the team going forward, as well as a thumbnail sketch about their respective situations and their chances of returning. (One quick note: For the record, cornerback Darrelle Revis is technically not a free agent. While his massive cap number means his contract will likely be addressed in some form or fashion this offseason, his current deal runs through the 2015 season. As a result, he won’t be included on this list. Expect Revis’ contract situation to be addressed several times over the course of the offseason.) Safety Devin McCourty: While a sizable portion of the offseason drama will swirl around what to do with Revis, this should be the second item on the agenda. McCourty has developed into one of the most important pieces of the New England defense, and his smarts,
02/03/15 01:04 EST
PHOENIX — Let’s be honest: It’s hard to consider a team with high-profile stars like Tom Brady, Darrelle Revis, Vince Wilfork and Rob Gronkowski as a gritty group of overachievers. But when you’re talking about the success of the 2014 Patriots, much of it lies with the muckers and grinders that make up the majority of the roster. Football guys call them JAGs, an acronym that stands for Just Another Guy. And in the end, what we learned about the latest championship edition of the Patriots was that their JAGs remain better than the rest of the league. Consider the case of Malcolm Butler, an undrafted free agent cornerback out of West Alabama who barely made the roster out of camp, only to find himself hanging on by a metaphorical thread when Brandon Browner returned from his four-game suspension at the start of the season. At the start of training camp, if you were taking bets on which guy would be saying “I’m going to Disneyworld!” at the end of the
02/02/15 04:52 EST
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday night, when Tom Brady hoisted another Lombardi Trophy as confetti danced around him, the discussion ended: He’s now officially the greatest quarterback to play the game. His performance in Sunday’s Super Bowl win over the Seahawks was the masterstroke, a definitive statement that solidified his legacy as someone who is worthy of standing alone at the top of the mountain. Revisiting the spot of his most infamous defeat from seven years earlier, the quarterback made two bad throws against the best pass defense in the league the last two seasons — a pair of picks, one of which came on the goal line and would have allowed the Patriots an early score — but other than that, he was rock solid on the big stage. He ended up going 37-for-50 for 328 yards, with four touchdowns and two interceptions. Most of his passes were short and internediate routes, as he often placed the ball where the receivers' could make as much



Audio On Demand

Jim Quirk, NFLRA Executiv…

Jim Quirk, NFLRA Executive Director, talks with Mut about the NFLRA's statement, 2-18-15

Shortly after the NFLRA released its statement demanding an apology from ESPN, Jim Quirk, the NFLRA's Executive Director, joined Mut to talk about the statement

Chris Price joins Mike Mutnansky, 2-5-15

WEEI's Chris Price joins Mut to talk about his experience of being in yesterday's Patriots championship parade, and which New England free agents could return to play for the Pats next season.

Vince Wilfork with Dale and Holley - They can hate us now

Super Bowl champ Vince Wilfork joins the show to talk about his feelings about winning the Super Bowl and what his future holds.

SB Nation's Paul Flannery…

SB Nation's Paul Flannery joins Mike Mutnansky, 2-19-15

Flannery joins Mut to break down the Isaiah Thomas trade to Boston and what it means for the Celtics this season and in the future. Paul also chats with Mut about the other deals that happened at the NBA's trading deadline

SI's Chris Mannix with Dale and Holley

We talk to Chris Mannix from SI to break down the C's acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the crazy trade deadline in the rest of the NBA.

We Love Anthony Davis - Jessica Camerato joins us to talk Marcus Smart

Jessica Camerato of basketballinsiders.com joins the show to talk about Marcus Smart, the starting lineup, and trade deadline.

David Ortiz says remove i…

David Ortiz says remove instant replay to increase pace of baseball

David Ortiz takes a few minutes to talk with Mut, Bradford, and Tomase about some of his new teammates, who Pablo Sandoval reminds him of, and the rules aimed at speeding up the game of baseball.

Hot Stove Show 02-26-15

Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking Red Sox spring training. and talk with Red Sox DH David Ortiz about the rules aimed at speeding up the pace of the game

Blake Swihart sits down with Lou Merloni at Spring Training, 2-23-15

Catcher Blake Swihart, one of the Red Sox top-rated prospects, sits down with Lou to talk about Spring Training and his expectations for the upcoming season

DJ Bean talks Bruins with…

DJ Bean talks Bruins with Middays with MFB, 02-27-15

DJ Bean joins Middays with MFB to talk everything going on with the struggling Bruins

Pierre McGuire: Chiarelli needs to be aggressive at trade deadline 2-26-15

Pierre McGuire of the NBC Sports Network joins the show to talk about the Bruins' continued struggles, and what the team needs to do to improve moving forward

NESN's Jack Edwards with Dale and Holley

Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton talk with the great Jack Edwards of NESN fame to get his insight on the struggling Bruins as the chances to salvage this season continue to dwindle.

Mookie Betts on the compe…

Mookie Betts on the competition in centerfield 2-27-15

Mookie sat in with Dino, Gerry and Kirk to discuss the upcoming season and his preparation for playing in the outfield. Mookie also details one of his favorite hobbies, bowling.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Baker speaks out on Andrea Cabral 2-27-15

All the latest stories brought to you by Kirk Minihane.

A Red Sox grab bag on a Free Form Friday 2-27-15

The guys kick off a free form Friday by looking at the competition in the outfield and a possible peace with Pete Abe.

Aloha Friday - The Differ…

Aloha Friday - The Difference Between Camel and Llama Noises, 02-27-15

On this weeks Aloha Friday, Tim apologizes to our producer Tom for not knowing who Leonard Nimoy was, Christian bashes Kanye West, and Joey makes amends for mistaking camel noises for llama noises

DJ Bean talks Bruins on Middays with MFB, 2-27-15

DJ Bean joins Middays with MFB to talk everything going on with the struggling Bruins

The Fauria Five, 2-27-15

On this week's Fauria Five, Christian asks what the over/under on how many times Ortiz will be fined for stepping out of the batter's box this season, will the Bruins make the playoffs, will the Patriots use the franchise tag on Devin McCourty, where does Adrian Peterson play next year, and what color was the dress that went viral yesterday

Good week for the prosecu…

Good week for the prosecution: Michael McCann updates Dale and Holley on the Aaron Hernandez trial

We discuss the good week that was for the prosecution in the Aaron Hernancez murder trial with attorney and professor of law Michael McCann.

Dump or Chase? Bruins fans still disagree with how the team should proceed

Dale and Michael discuss the plight of the Bruins as the trade deadline looms.

Dale and Michael disagree on Vanderbilt coach controversy

Dale and Michael go back and forth on the circumstances around Vandy coach Kevin Stallings verbally berating a player on national TV, and using harsh language like "I'll kill you"

The Rev Girls come in stu…

The Rev Girls come in studio to talk MLS

Mikey, Mut, and Lenny are joined by the Rev girls, who are revealing the New Revolution uniform Tuesday at the House of Blues in Boston and talking about the Revs.

Bill "Spaceman" Lee talks Red Sox spring training andCuban baseball players

Mikey, Lenny, and Maggie talk Red Sox baseball with Red Sox Hall of Famer Bill Lee, who is in Florida and out of the snow that's perpetually burying the area.

Kirk Minihane calls to clear the air with Mikey

Mikey gets a call from Kirk Minihane, who wants to clear the air with Mikey and get everything settled. It goes better than you think.

College Puckcast – BU c…

College Puckcast – BU coach David Quinn talks Beanpot title, state of team

Boston University coach David Quinn joins WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin to discuss the Terriers’ Beanpot title and how he feels about his team as the postseason approaches. Quinn also discusses reports about NHL interest in goalie Matt O’Connor and briefly touches on a recent misstep by Jack Eichel.

We Love Anthony Davis - We Love Isaiah Thomas Too

After a wild trade deadline, Ben Kichen and Sam Packard breakdown the Celtics and the rest of the NBA. Then Sam yells at Ben about the use of analytics in basketball. Ben yells back.

Wrestlecast - Fast Lane Rewind

Chris and Nate from Barstool Sports review the events of Fast Lane and Raw while discussing the potential card at Wrestlemania.

Big John in Providence wa…

Big John in Providence wants us to talk about sports 2-26-15

Big John can't take it anymore, JUST TALK ABOUT SPORTS!!!

More from this show

Mookie Betts on the compe…

Mookie Betts on the competition in centerfield 2-27-15

Mookie sat in with Dino, Gerry and Kirk to discuss the upcoming season and his preparation for playing in the outfield. Mookie also details one of his favorite hobbies, bowling.

More from this show

David Ortiz is NOT a fan …

David Ortiz is NOT a fan of the 'pace of game' rule changes by MLB

Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton listen in as David Ortiz goes off to the media about the pace of game rule changes being put in place this year in Major League Baseball. They listen to David, discuss it among themselves, and talk with YOU.

More from this show

Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Xander Bogaerts admits he…

Xander Bogaerts admits he lost his confidence last season 2-26-15

Bogaerts sat down with Dino, Gerry and Kirk to talk about the upcoming season. He revealed that he lost his confidence last season after a tough start and is looking forward to settling into shortstop in the future.

More from this show

Weei Writers