Price's future was under a cloud as the Dragons pursued premiership-winning coach Bellamy to take over at the joint-venture in 2014, a chase which failed when he re-signed with the Storm.
Despite being left feeling like a second choice, Price said Sunday's opening round clash at AAMI Park would not be about the two men in the coaching boxes.
"I'm more focused on what we can control, going out there and playing the footy we're capable of doing," said Price.
"He (Bellamy) is an outstanding coach, one of the best coaches in the game.
"It's not me against him. It's just about the Dragons footy club, our playing group our coaching staff and everything we've focused on in the pre-season - going out there and replicating that good performance."
Price failed to reveal his side for the trip to the Victorian capital, but was adamant veteran centre Matt Cooper would play despite missing training on Tuesday with the calf injury he picked up in the Charity Shield loss to South Sydney.
There was also a hint as to who would get first crack at the vacant right centre spot with Chase Stanley spending the entire session training there alongside Jason Nightingale.