Weekly Patriots chat recap

Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat in the late morning/early afternoon. Today's chat kicked off at 11 a.m. ET, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics:

1. Thoughts on the Red Sox from a far-removed perspective.

2. Getting challenged on being too easy on quarterback Tom Brady.

3. Defensive tackle Isaac Sopoaga and how he might help.

4. Managing injured players with the bye week in mind -- do Aqib Talib and Tommy Kelly sit this week?

5. Offensive line depth as Marcus Cannon steps in for Sebastian Vollmer.

6. Dreaming about Larry Fitzgerald in a Patriots uniform.

7. Running back Stevan Ridley and his playing time.