Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a New England 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.
2. Running backs and how the Patriots might replace LeGarrette Blount.
3. Backup quarterback Ryan Mallett and his potential trade value.
5. Patriots Hall of Fame consideration.
6. Offensive line as an area to target for improvement.