Tedy Bruschi held his weekly chat on ESPNBoston.com at 12 p.m. ET, and it can be recapped here. Topics included:
1. The Patriots' defense is championship caliber -- it just has one more step to complete the progression.
2. Injury to tight end Rob Gronkowski and how the Patriots adjust.
3. Thoughts on Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo calling the Patriots a "gimmick" offense.
4. Running back Shane Vereen's performance and how it affects Danny Woodhead in the present and future.
5. Bill Belichick and his laser-sharp focus.