Tedy Bruschi Patriots chat recap

Tedy Bruschi kicked off his contributions to ESPNBoston.com's 2014 New England Patriots coverage by hosting a season-preview chat on Friday. The chat transcript can be reviewed here, and included some of the following topics:

1. Optimism for the defense as one of the Patriots' best units in recent memory.

2. Fallout from the Logan Mankins trade and how players reacted to big changes like that during his own career.

3. Linebacker depth is a concern.

4. Tight end Tim Wright has some good things going for him; don't be shocked if he catches 70 passes.

5. Why Kenbrell Thompkins is a player Tedy will be following closely in 2014.

6. Sharing the story of how he knew his Patriots career was coming to an end.