Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat. This week's chat kicked off at noon, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics:
1. Protection for QB Tom Brady, and an up-tempo approach, against the Texans' defense.
2. What can Donte' Stallworth add to the offense?
3. Receiver Julian Edelman and his future with the team.
4. Texans running back Arian Foster and Texans receiver Andre Johnson -- who's more dangerous?
5. Receiver Brandon Lloyd and his fit in the Patriots' offense.
6. Cornerback Alfonzo Dennard looking like a steal in the seventh round.
7. Punt return options without Julian Edelman.