Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat in the early afternoon. Today's chat kicked off at 12 p.m. ET, can be recapped here, and includes some of the following topics:
1. Revisiting some breakdowns in the AFC Championship Game.
2. CB Aqib Talib and how his injury affected the Patriots -- and what the team could have done differently.
3. Defensive lineman Armond Armstead and why his signing is different than the usual "futures" deal.
4. Envisioning how things might unfold with receiver Wes Welker in free agency.
5. Stevan Ridley, his running style, and his upside with the Patriots.
6. Randy Moss on the cusp of a Super Bowl victory.