Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat in the early afternoon. Today's chat kicked off at 1 p.m., can be recapped here, and includes some of the following topics:
1. The possibility of bringing back a veteran receiver like Deion Branch.
2. Defensive end Jermaine Cunningham's performance in the opener and the possibility of more playing time.
3. How the 3-TE package is creating favorable matchups.
4. Brandon Lloyd and his presence as a perimeter threat.
5. Looking closer at how the Patriots over-praise the opposition and why it works for them.
6. Has Bill Belichick extended more for a player in his 13 years as coach as he did for Brian Waters?