Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat in the early afternoon. Today's chat kicked off at 11 a.m. ET, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics:
1. A snapshot look at the salary cap and how it could affect the team's offseason moves.
2. Considering a free-agent addition like wide receiver Eric Decker.
3. Coaching defections and a behind-the-scenes story with Dante Scarnecchia.
5. Offensive line breakdowns in the AFC Championship Game.
6. Reviewing some of the Patriots' personnel/free-agent decisions in 2013.
7. Defensive end Chandler Jones and his future.