Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat in the late morning/early afternoon. Today's chat kicked off at 11 a.m. ET, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics:
1. Getting a feel for some of the team's young offensive linemen and first-year O-line coach Dave DeGuglielmo.
2. Thoughts on the Patriots' tight end position and how much it might be relied upon in 2014.
3. Too much hype and expectation for Aaron Dobson?
4. Across-the-board opinions on linebacker Dont'a Hightower.
5. Undrafted free agents to watch, starting with Harvard long snapper Tyler Ott.
6. Dominique Easley, injury history, and projecting future health.
7. Why are the Patriots disliked by many? Chatters chime in.
8. Getting deeper into the team's running back corps.