Weekly Patriots chat at noon

Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat in the early afternoon. Today's chat kicks off at noon and questions can be asked in advance.

As for a lead-in question, during this week's Patriots podcast with Tedy Bruschi, selections were made for a "23rd player" award. The idea of the 23rd player is one who has made greater contributions to the team than expected.

Bruschi went with offensive lineman Dan Connolly. I went with cornerback Kyle Arrington.

We'll chat about some other choices, and also look ahead to Sunday's matchup against the Cowboys.