Weekly Patriots chat recap

September, 12, 2013
Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat in the late morning/early afternoon. Today's chat can be recapped here and included some of the following topics:

1. Thoughts on a potential defensive plan tonight against Geno Smith and the Jets.

2. Stevan Ridley, his fumbles, and how the Patriots make up for the loss of Shane Vereen.

3. Rookie tight end Zach Sudfeld and expectations.

4. Julian Edelman now in the spotlight at receiver.

5. Big-picture thoughts on the Patriots and if they're doing enough to build a championship team.

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter



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