Patriots chat recap

Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat. Today's chat was held at 11 a.m., as Patriots veterans Alge Crumpler and Fred Taylor are answering questions from reporters in the noontime hour.

The chat can be recapped here and includes some of the following topics:

1. Thoughts on the right defensive end spot and what players might fill that role.

2. Shining the spotlight on rookie outside linebacker Jermaine Cunningham.

3. A look at quarterbacks coach Bill O'Brien.

4. What can the Patriots expect from outside linebacker Shawn Crable.

5. More on the team's running back spot and not selecting a back in the draft.

6. A look at rookie free agent Buddy Farnham and his hopes of earning a roster spot.