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 12 p.m. ET, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics:

1. Running back Stevan Ridley and his declining snaps.

2. Getting into some X's and O's on how the Patriots might match up with the Falcons' 3-receiver attack.

3. Considering some theories as to why the Patriots have stuck with LeGarrette Blount as the primary kickoff returner.

4. If Sebastian Vollmer doesn't play (and it looks that way), focusing on Marcus Cannon and others on the depth chart.

5. Cornerback Aqib Talib and the possibility he's next in line for an extension.

6. Defensive lineman Vince Wilfork's performance through three games this season.