Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat in the noontime hour. This week's chat can be recapped here and includes some of the following topics:
1. One thought as to why senior football adviser Floyd Reese, whose football background has a strong link to Pete Carroll's, has a chance of landing as Seahawks general manager.
2. Thoughts on the idea of the Patriots targeting a big free agent such as Julius Peppers.
3. Looking at the idea of upgrading the linebacker position and how the Patriots evaluate them.
4. Changes ahead on the coaching staff?
5. Quick-hit thoughts on the team's four 2009 second-round draft choices.