Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat in the late morning or early afternoon. Today's chat kicked off at 11 a.m. ET, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics:
1. Alfonzo Dennard's arrest and how the Patriots might handle it.
2. Follow-up thoughts on Aaron Hernandez's murder charge and how it was covered here.
3. Rookie receivers Aaron Dobson and Josh Boyce, as well as veteran receiver Michael Jenkins.
4. Urban Meyer's impact on the Patriots' program from when he was Florida's coach.
5. How all the distractions might affect the team from an on-field perspective.