Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat. Today's chat kicked off at noon, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics:
1. Debating if Tom Brady's first half of 2012 was as good as the numbers suggest.
2. Rookie running back Brandon Bolden and his knee injury.
3. Devin McCourty and the makeup of the Patriots' secondary.
4. Bill Belichick overrated? Reacting to Sporting News player survey.
5. Visanthe Shiancoe -- the latest member of the Boston TE Party coming to Gillette Stadium.