Weekly Patriots chat at noon

Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat in the early afternoon. Today's chat kicks off at noon, meaning it comes after the first training camp practice open which is open to the public.

In past weeks, a lead-in question has been asked to spark discussion on the chat but we'll change things up a bit today, with the focus primarily on the first practice and some observations and thoughts from the field.

Catch up at noon.