Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat in the early afternoon. Today's chat kicked off at 12:05 p.m. ET, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics:
1. Wes Welker and the potential of him re-signing or leaving for another team, and why timing figures to be quick on a resolution.
2. An overall viewpoint of the WR position and if this is a return to the "bad old days" for the team.
3. High 2012 draft picks Tavon Wilson (second round) and Jake Bequette (third round) and where they factor into the mix.
4. Josh McDaniels' personnel evaluations and how much his input plays a part in the team's decision making.
5. Center Ryan Wendell exceeding expectations.
6. Pondering the possibility of free-agent safety Dashon Goldson.