Every Tuesday on ESPNBoston.com, questions from Patriots followers are answered as part of a weekly mailbag. This week's mailbag has been posted and includes some of the following topics:
1. Chad Ochocinco and what happens when Taylor Price returns to full health.
2. The safety position, free-agent Darren Sharper, and where the Patriots go from here.
3. How Sunday's game against the Raiders will show how tough the Patriots are -- physically and mentally.
4. One perspective on why the defense is giving up so many yards.
5. Revisiting Bill Belichick's late timeout in Buffalo, which turned out to be no big deal.
6. Injury thoughts with offensive lineman Sebastian Vollmer and defensive lineman Mike Wright.