Weekly Patriots chat recap

Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, Mike Reiss hosts an online chat. Today's chat kicked off at noon, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics:

1. Projecting how Bill Belichick might approach the season finale.

2. Chatters are tough on starting LG Logan Mankins.

3. With two open roster spots, where things might be headed.

4. Rob Gronkowski and how important it is that he plays before the playoffs.

5. Catching up with rookie DE Chandler Jones after his fast start to the season.

6. CB Aqib Talib and his future with the team.