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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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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
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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



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ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss …

ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss with Dale and Holley

We check in on the Patriots off-season with ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss. Mike updates us on Revis, McCourty, Wilfork and more.

Chris Price, WEEI.com, joins Butch Stearns to talk franchise tags and NFL free agency 3-1-15

Price calls Butch to discuss the March 2nd deadline for franchise tags, free agency and the Pats' plans going forward.

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

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.

WEEI.com's Rob Bradford (…

WEEI.com's Rob Bradford (@Bradfo) joins Butch Stearns from sunny Fort Myers on "Picture Day" 3-1-15

The one and only Rob Bradford calls Butch to discuss his early thoughts on this Red Sox team, the potential in the rotation, how the outfield will shake out and more.

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

Sunday Skate with WEEI's …

Sunday Skate with WEEI's DJ Bean and ESPN Boston's Joe McDonald - Hour #2 3-1-15

In the second of Sunday Skate, DJ and Joe discuss the approaching NHL trade deadline and what the B's will do. They get into the Boychuk move at the beginning of the season and Boychuk's brother venting on Twitter this morning about complaining B's fans. There is more discussion on the 3rd and 4th lines, their playoff chances and then they are joined by ESPN's Scott Burnside.

Sunday Skate with WEEI's DJ Bean and ESPN Boston's Joe McDonald - Hour #1 3-1-15

Another edition of Sunday Skate is upon us and DJ and Joe get into the B's big win over Arizona last night and the improvement of Ryan Spooner. They get into the Blackhawks giving up a 1st round pick for C Antoine Vermette - someone the B's could certainly use but weren't willing to give up the steep price of a 1st rounder. DJ and Joe also get into Claude's willingness to switch up lines as well as the performance of the 3rd and 4th lines. Finally, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman sits down with the boys.

Scott Burnside, ESPN, joins DJ Bean and Joey Mac on Sunday Skate 3-1-15

Scott Burnside joins the boys to discuss the Bruins and the NHL trade deadline.

D&C's Spring Training Rec…

D&C's Spring Training Recap 3-4-15

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The 2015 Red Sox Spring Training Media Round Table 3-4-15

Dino, Gerry and Kirk are joined by Rob Bradford, Gordon Edes and Steve Buckley to forecast the 2015 campaign.

Dustin Pedroia sits in with Dino, Gerry and Kirk 3-4-15

Pedroia joins the guys in Fort Myers to look at the upcoming season and his health entering the spring.

Andy Brickley, NESN, talk…

Andy Brickley, NESN, talks about the Bruins trade deadline moves. 3-4-15

Brick joined the show to talk about the couple players that the B's added. He noted that the lack of subtractions means that the front office trusts the core group.

Three For All - Red Sox honor Pete Frates with #3 jerseys, 3-4-15

The Red Sox entire team wore the number 3 to honor Pete Frates. The HS team that was suspended for trying to bring awareness to breast cancer have been allowed to play. Erik Spoelstra and Pat Riley are bad at karaoke, but not as bad as Joey and Christian.

Should the Pats focus on Devin McCourty or Brandon Browner? 3-4-15

With the Patriots focusing on CB Darrelle Revis, it's likely that the team will lose safety Devin McCourty or Brandon Browner. Or both.

Jack Edwards: Talbot only…

Jack Edwards: Talbot only a grit guy, will do anything to help the Bruins win

We talk Boston Bruins with NESN's Jack Edwards, our first talk since the NHL trade deadline.

Jerry Thornton's impromptu Patriots Super Bowl DVD review

Jerry discusses the plus and minus' of the Patriots first (of many) Super Bowl DVD's

Marathon bombing trial begins: Defense attorneys open with a confession

Dale and Michael briefly discuss the opening of the Marathon Bombing Trial, and how the 'Free Dhzokar' crowd will have to get a new hobby.

The Rev Girls come in stu…

The Rev Girls come in studio to talk MLS

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

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Kirk Minihane calls to clear the air with Mikey

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We Love Anthony Davis - A…

We Love Anthony Davis - Adam Himmelsbach from the Boston Globe, 3-4-15

Adam Himmelsbach, Celtics beat reporter for the Boston Globe, joins the show to share his love of the Brow and discuss the surging Celtics playoff chances. Then we take a field trip to the MIT Sloan Analytics Conference and analyze the data with Rick Friedman.

Wrestlecast 3/03

Chris and comedian Will Noonan discuss the events of last night's Raw.

College Puckcast – Hockey East opening round preview with Mike McMahon and Northeastern coach Jim Madigan

WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin previews the opening round of the Hockey East tournament with Northeastern coach Jim Madigan and Mike McMahon of College Hockey News and The Mack Report.

Curt Schilling takes on t…

Curt Schilling takes on the Twitter trolls 3-2-15

Curt Schilling didn't back down when twitter trolls took shots at his daughter. Dino, Gerry and Kirk applaud Schill's stand.

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Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Bill O'Reilly lied 3-3-15

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Curt Schilling shines light on internet trolls and greater societal problem in the process

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Tom E. Curran, CSNNE, tal…

Tom E. Curran, CSNNE, talks franchise tag & Darrelle Revis, 3-3-15

Tom E. Curran of Comcast SportsNet New England talks about the Patriots placing the franchise tag on Stephen Gostkowski and what is going on with Darrelle Revis' contract situation

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