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Christopher Price


I've covered sports in Boston for almost 20 years, and have authored three books: "Baseball by the Beach," "The Blueprint" and "New England Patriots: The Complete Illustrated History."

The 12 days that defined the 2016 Patriots

FOXBORO - For the 2016 Patriots, there was no "On To Cincinnati" moment. There was no singular call to arms where the team and coaching staff drew a line in the sand like Bill Belichick did two years ago, marking the end of one stretch and the true start of their championship quest.

Patriots reflect on family support that helped get them to Super Bowl LI

HOUSTON - On Monday night, Tom Brady was asked who his hero was. The Patriots quarterback teared up a bit before saying it was his father, Tom Brady Sr. "He was just a great example for me, and he was always someone who supported me in everything I did, to come home at night and bring me out, hit me ground balls and fly balls," Brady said.

Meet the man who tried to convince Tom Brady to play baseball

Twenty-one years ago this month, a young Tom Brady was at a crossroads. The two-sport high school star had a decision. Commit to playing football at the University of Michigan? Or make baseball a career? Brady had a scholarship offer from Lloyd Carr at Michigan.

Former Browns QB Milt Plum reflects on possibility of Tom Brady, Patriots tying his...

Milt Plum will be watching Sunday night from his North Carolina home to see whether or not Tom Brady and the Patriots' quarterbacks will take down one of his old records. The former Browns quarterback was one of the most accurate passers in the league in 1960, when he went the first nine games of the season without throwing an interception.

Return of the King: Why Dante Scarnecchia's homecoming will straighten out Pats line

FOXBORO -- Rest easy, younglings: Yoda has returned. After a two-year hiatus, Dante Scarnecchia -- the occasionally off-color Jedi master of offensive line play who turned undrafted free agents into world champions on an annual basis -- has returned. And after a couple of months back on the job, its like the 68-year-old never left.

Alabama radio analyst/ex-Browns GM expects Cyrus Jones to fill various roles for Patriots

You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who has watched more of Cyrus Jones while also understanding the thought process of Bill Belichick than Phil Savage. Savage, the radio analyst for the Crimson Tide, has had a front-row seat for Jones' career at Alabama, and he has no shortage of thoughts on the Patriots' first pick (60th overall) in last month's draft.

How Tom Brady killed Deflategate

If you were the coroner, you'd put the time of death somewhere around 3 p.m. last Sunday. That was about the time Tom Brady completed his fourth touchdown pass of the afternoon on the Patriots' first drive of the second half against the Bills.

Motto zone: Patriots' 'Do your job' goes viral

Do your job. It's a three-word phrase that was borne out of the language Bill Belichick used when he would deliver a semi-profane tongue-lashing in the early days of his Patriots coaching career, but since has evolved into a brand philosophy that's come to define the Patriots and the way they do business.

Worst free agent signings of Bill Belichick era, 2016 edition

Earlier in the week, we took a look at the 20 best free agent signings of the Bill Belichick era. Now, we look at the flip side. As was the case with the first one, in putting together who was ranked where, we included contract, value and overall impact on the franchise (in this case, it was negative instead of positive), both on and off the field.

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