DETROIT -- Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat in the late morning/early afternoon. Today's chat kicked off at 12 p.m. ET, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics:
1. Receiver Danny Amendola unlikely to play tonight.
2. Debating Tim Tebow's value as a third quarterback.
3. Ras-I Dowling and Jermaine Cunningham and their chances to stick on the roster.
4. Rookie receiver Aaron Dobson not playing much with Tom Brady last week.
5. Kicker Stephen Gostkowski not facing competition from another player on the roster, but punter Zoltan Mesko is.
6. Looking at the defense from a big-picture perspective.