Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, Mike Reiss has a Patriots chat. Today's chat kicked off at noon ET, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics:
1. Balancing the idea of being a game-plan offense with attacking the opposition with what you do best.
2. The Patriots and their contributions to growing the game in London.
3. Receiver Brandon Lloyd and if things are headed in the wrong direction.
4. Looking closer at the struggles on defense, and the idea of bringing more pressure.
5. Defensive coordinator Matt Patricia and his evasive answers on the struggles of the defense.
6. Tight end Visanthe Shiancoe and the possibility of when he might return.