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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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09/19/14 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,
09/17/14 01:02 EST
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FOXBORO -- Tom Brady came clean on Wednesday. The quarterback, who has gone on record in the past as saying his favorite receiver was the open one, acknowledged that when it comes to the passing game, he needs to do a better job spreading the ball around. Through the first two weeks of the season, it’s been Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman, and precious little else. The big tight end, who has played less than half of the snaps to this point in the season (66 of a possible 153 snaps, per Pro Football Focus), still leads the team in total targets with 17. Edelman’s target rate is more commensurate with his overall snap count -- per PFF, he’s played 135 of a possible 153 offensive snaps. He’s second with 15 targets. The two have accounted for 32 of 78 pass attempts, or 41 percent. Only two other receivers -- running back Shane Vereen (10 targets) and wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins (10 targets) are in double digits when it comes to targets. ”You’re right
09/17/14 10:27 EST
In the wake of the Adrian Peterson, Ray Rice and Greg Hardy cases over the last week-plus -- and the righteous anger that bubbled forth from the fan base as a result -- we would love to think that there will be some sort of giant moral uprising when it comes to the NFL. (Or risk something like this happening to Roger Goodell outside any major stadium in America.) Owners suddenly will change course, and the players who commit such heinous acts would be subject to the great vengeance and furious anger of the league and be cast out to ... who knows? The CFL? Arena Football? Anywhere but here. But what we really learned this weekend is that people will continue to go to games. Fans will fill the stadiums wearing things like this. TV ratings will continue to swell. Sponsors are going to stick. And the guys who continue to get in trouble off the field will continue to find work in the NFL, as long as they're healthy and can run a 40 in 4.5. Believe me, I'm not pointing a finger at the fans. I
09/15/14 07:32 EST
FOXBORO -- No Patriots skill position player has undergone more ups and downs over the last year than Stevan Ridley. The running back opened the 2013 season looking to be the first back ever under head coach Bill Belichick to rush for at least 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons, but ball security issues led him to be yield his starting job to LeGarrette Blount, and ultimately, a benching late in the season against the Texans in Houston. While he ended up splitting carries with Blount down the stretch, he finished the regular season on a relatively positive note with 773 rushing yards on 178 carries, to go along with seven touchdowns. But for now, with Blount having left for Pittsburgh as a free agent, it’s his show. And after stumbling slightly in last Sunday’s opener, he provided the bulk of the offense in the 30-7 win over the Vikings in Minnesota, ending the game with 25 carries, 101 yards and a touchdown. It represented his best day from a production standpoint since he



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