Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat. Today's chat kicked off at noon, can be recapped here, and includes some of the following topics:
1. Cornerbacks coach Josh Boyer under fire.
2. Devin McCourty and his best fit on defense -- safety or cornerback?
3. Five tight ends could be on the roster when Visanthe Shiancoe comes off injured reserve.
4. Three up, three down, midseason style.
5. Bringing the pressure on defense.
6. Today's trade deadline and the Patriots' potential activity.