Taylor Price is driven to prove himself, every time he steps on the field.
We played them last year, too, so we have a very good idea of the issues they present for the front, with the running backs included. It’s a very talented group - a very talented front, especially pass rushing. They can get after the quarterback, so you’re not going to be standing back there holding onto it for too long - not that we do that very often anyway. But especially a week like this where all those guys really feed off the sacks, the negative plays, their crowd really feeds into it - really what was evidenced by us in the first half of the game last year. That’s always a concern when you play a team with a good front, so there’s a lot of thought that goes into play calling, and obviously me making quick decisions and getting rid of the ball.
"It’s big. That first game doesn’t mean anything. Just get back out there on the field again. Prove it again," Price said. "Keep improving yourself because this is a league where you need to prove yourself each and every week. So I’m going to keep going out there and keep getting better and keep making plays."
"One year in the system and I feel pretty good right now," Price said. "I learned a lot. I think I’m ready to make that next jump as being a rookie and now moving on to that so-called veteran or second year. I’m ready to make that jump and ready to contribute on this team as soon as possible."
"During training camp, I’m just treating every practice like a game day for me, going out there working hard, trying to make every single play," Price said. "I’m not pressing too much. I’m just going out there and trusting my abilities. To go out there, play fast and just play football and let everything take care of itself."
- Erik Scalavino talks with Taylor Price and tells us what happened Wednesday at Gillette.
- The New England Patriots announced today that the club has re-signed rookie free agent OL Mike Berry, bringing the roster up to 90.
- Press Conferences: Tom Brady (12.54 min. video) plus Transcript, and Nick Caserio (11.16 min. video) plus Transcript.
- Patriots Today - Importance of Detroit game. (2.24 min. video)
- Patriots Today - A Price to be paid. (2.30 min. video)
- Patriots Today - Bon Jovi takes in practice. (1.26 min. video)
- Patriots Today - Mosi Tatupu Comedy Benefit. (2.16 min. video)
- PFW In Progress - 8/23/11: This week's edition recaps Thursday's win over the Buccaneers and prepares us for Saturday's game in Detroit. (2 hour program)
- Karen Guregian says tempo has been a key word this summer, with the Patriots wanting to be fast on both sides of the ball.
- Shalise Manza Young reports Tom Brady is working on clock management in his head, and the speed of his decision-making.
- Christopher Price notes Taylor Price says he "can't wait" to play this week in Detroit against the Lions.
- Mike Petraglia notes Ras-I Dowling has quite a bit of catching up to do.
- Steve Buckley declares Ras-I Dowling passed his Beli-speak 101 class for rookies, on how to speak to the media without saying anything.
- Mark Farinella notes the Belichick-approved rookie phrase of the 2011 preseason is, "Just trying to get better."
- Mike Petraglia replays the clip of Ndamukong Suh sacking Tom Brady and points out Brady isn't afraid to take a hit.
- Mike Rodak lists the players not spotted at practice on Wednesday.
- Mike Reiss shares some soundbites from the Patriots locker room.
- Mark Farinella reports Tom Brady is concentrating on the Lions, not more predictions from the Jets.
- Mike Petraglia highlights Tom Brady talking about the Jets, Peyton Manning and more.
- Mark Farinella reports that Belichick and his coaching staff will be evaluating how well the team's second-year players have progressed.
- Christopher Price writes the rookie free agents have the odds stacked against them this year.
- Mike Reiss offers some quick hits from Nick Caserio's news conference today.
- Tom E. Curran says Nick Caserio believes that trade talk will be plentiful this weekend in advance of next Tuesday's cutdown days.
- Chris Forsberg reports Jon Bon Jovi visited practice Wednesday, as he's done for the past few years.
- Mike Reiss notes Belichick brought the team to the movies last night to watch "The Fighter", with boxer Micky Ward joining them.
- Jeff Howe reports Micky Ward inspires the Patriots with a speech after they all watch 'The Fighter' at Gillette.
- Shalise Manza Young reports Tampa Bay rookie free agent Devin Holland was fined $10K for his hit on Danny Woodhead last Thursday.
- Mike Reiss notes Chad Ochocino tweeted to Roger Goodell that he didn't agree with the NFL's fine on Mason Foster.
- Karen Guregian Patriots Notebook: Lions' and Titans' coaches believe Albert Haynesworth is in the proper environment to succeed with Bill Belichick as the right coach to push him along; Brady dismisses Jets' talk of the Super Bowl, "It's so far away at this point, we've got other things on our mind" and talks about the value of QBs getting hit early in the game; Nick Caserio says Brandon Spikes is with the team, in meetings and working hard to get back on the field; Shane Vereen and Nate Solder were back at practice.
- Julian Benbow Patriots Notebook: Taylor Price is finally right after being leveled in the Jaguars game; Ras-I Dowling returned to practice after suffering a leg injury the first week of camp; Brandon Spikes is in good standing with the team; Practice participation report.
- Mike Reiss shares some thoughts on former Patriots TE Heath Evans.
- Bill Reynolds takes an odd, detracting, roundabout route in concluding that Bill Belichick is the best NFL coach there is.
- Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Chargers to induct Junior Seau into Hall of Fame.
- Don Banks (SI) Week 2 winners and losers: These preseason games don't count, but the perceptions do.
- Dave Birkett (Detroit Free Press) A low profile for new Patriots Chad Ochocinco, Albert Haynesworth.
- Drew Sharp (Detroit Free Press) Pressure is on Lions to live up to their hype.
- Jack Bechta (Nat'l Football Post) NFL salary trends.
- Steve Wyche (NFL.com) Kerry Collins is more than Colts' insurance policy for Manning.
- Vinnie Iyer (Sporting News) Danger zone: Jets, Colts among 2010 playoff teams that could miss the cut.
- Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Carl Eller case is dismissed.