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Price is ... Right?!?

Posted by Albert Breer  May 1, 2010 01:00 PM

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One thing the Patriots should be getting is a beast of a blocker at the position.

In an option offense, blocking on the perimeter is vital, and receivers need to be proficient in that area. So Price is.

"We had to do it," Price said. "Coach Solich is a physical type of coach, coming from Nebraska and running the option. So when I first got to OU, that’s what you did. If you weren’t blocking, you weren’t on the field. That’s how you got on the field first."

Overall, this rookie's an interesting one.

Really, he's never had the chance to prove what he can do as a receiver, because of the offenses he's played in. So now the shackles are off.

But Price's intent on  keeping where he came from prescient in his mind, and never losing the bite that going to OU -- and only having offers from MAC schools, plus Cincinnati and Indiana, coming out of high school -- gave him.

"The Senior Bowl, the combine, workouts, each and every time I went out there to perform, I had to play with a chip on my shoulder, with something to prove," Price said. "Coming from a small school, they aren’t going to take you seriously all the time. So you have to go out there and prove it."
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