Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a New England Patriots chat in the late morning/early afternoon. Today's chat kicked off at noon ET, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics:
1. Top storylines in Thursday's preseason finale.
2. Cornerback Ras-I Dowling -- another swing and a miss for the Patriots.
3. Rolling Stone article on Aaron Hernandez.
5. Tim Tebow and his chances to earn a roster spot.