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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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08/23/14 02:31 EST
FOXBORO -- See you in September. Give Ryan Mallett, James White and Malcolm Butler the bulk of the snaps. Make sure the youngsters who are going to make the roster are as prepared as possible for the breakneck speed of the regular season. Give the guys on the bubble every chance to show what they can bring to the field. And add to the legend of Jimmy Garoppolo and Brian Tyms with more second-half action. Because after Friday’s 30-7 preseason win over the Panthers, it’s clear there’s absolutely nothing to be gained by giving either the No. 1 offense or No. 1 defense any playing time in next week’s preseason finale against the Giants in North Jersey. The starters earned their week off with an impressive display against Carolina, manhandling the Panthers in just about every phase of the game and showing they were more than ready for the regular season. In previous years, coach Bill Belichick has occasionally sent the starters out for the fourth preseason game if the
08/20/14 05:57 EST
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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
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



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It Is What It Is Cast: To…

It Is What It Is Cast: Tom Brady, Shane Vereen and a big Patriots win

WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price assess the performance of Tom Brady, Shane Vereen, Chandler Jones and the Patriots in their 30-7 preseason win over Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers Friday night at Gillette Stadium.

Chris Price, WEEI.com previews the Pats-Panthers game 8-22-14

Chris Price joins the guys to talk about the upcoming game against the Carolina Panthers.

Patriots LB Jerod Mayo joins MFB, 8-21-14

With the Pats game on Friday night, MFB does a version of Patriots Friday a day early with Jerod Mayo. He talks about the Carolina Panthers.

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.

Kevin Millar, MLB Network…

Kevin Millar, MLB Network on the Castillo signing 8-22-14

Kevin Millar checks in to talk about the Castillo signing, Giancarlo Stanton, and the MLB's pace of play.

Daniel Nava with Dave O'Brien and Lou Merloni after the win against the Astros

The Sox outfielder joined Dave and Lou after the comeback win, in which he had three hits and knocked in the tying run.

Bradfo Show - NWOA Injury Report, Shane Victorino

On today's Bradfo Show we talk to Dr Ken Polivy, Spine Surgeon at the Newton Wellesley Orthopedic Associates, about Shane Victorino's recent back surgery.

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

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Gordon Edes breaks down his cryptic Cespedes tweet 8-22-14

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Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Emmys Preview 8-22-14

The stories of the day brought to you by Kirk Minihane. Today Kirk previews the Emmys before he goes on vacation.

Buck helps us kick-off a Free Form Friday 8-22-14

Dino, Kirk and Buck start with a variety of topics including The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Chris Price, WEEI.com pre…

Chris Price, WEEI.com previews the Pats-Panthers game 8-22-14

Chris Price joins the guys to talk about the upcoming game against the Carolina Panthers.

Kevin Millar, MLB Network on the Castillo signing 8-22-14

Kevin Millar checks in to talk about the Castillo signing, Giancarlo Stanton, and the MLB's pace of play.

Three For All: Donald Sterling's Beard 8-22-14

Tom E. Curran, CSNNE, Pre…

Tom E. Curran, CSNNE, Previews Pats/Panthers 8-22-14

Tom E Curran joins the show to talk about Pats/Panthers and the latest news coming out of training camp.

Michael Irvin joins Dale and Holley 8-22-14

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Ben Badler from Baseball America - Rusney Castillo

Ben Badler joins the show to talk about his experience watching Rusney Castillo play.

Jim Koch joins Planet Mik…

Jim Koch joins Planet Mikey

Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.

Danny Picard talks Red Sox and Patriots with Mike Giardi

Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.

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.

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Fantasy Football Drafts are now happening every day, so Pete Davidson and Jim Hackett have you covered. This Podcast focuses on the High Value Targets you can get in your drafts if you draft smartly. These players can slip to you and make a great impact on your roster as the season moves on. The draft is won in the middle to late rounds when the best upside players are taken. Jim and Pete give you in depth analysis on the High Value Targets to seek along with the Rookies that can make an impact this year. Jim and Pete will be back this Sunday morning too, on-air at WEEI FM 93.7 with even more. Prepare and enjoy!

NWOA Injury Report - Shane Victorino

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Little League World Series Podcast 8-21-14

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D&C - Former Red Sox Pitc…

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Former Pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and World Series Champion Curt Schilling joined the Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon to talk about his experiences with cancer. Curt was joined by Dr. Haddad. He revealed that, in February, he was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, a cancer of the mouth. He attributes his mouth cancer to his use of chewing tobacco throughout his playing career.

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Greg Dickerson, Jerry Thornton and Rob Bradford fill for Dale and Holley, and the 2014 Patriots debate is in full swing.

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