Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat in the early afternoon. This week's chat can be recapped here and included some of the following topics:
1. Stevan Ridley, Brandon Bolden, Shane Vereen, Danny Woodhead and the future of the running game.
2. Jermaine Cunningham and the possibility of more playing time.
3. Rookie Tavon Wilson possibly working his way into the mix more at safety.
4. The disappearance of cornerback Ras-I Dowling.
5. Putting confidence behind kicker Stephen Gostkowski.
6. Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and the team's attack.