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. Rob Gronkowski and his place among NFL tight ends.
2. Receiver Chad Ochocinco as a non-factor in win over the Chiefs.
3. Highlighting rookie running back Shane Vereen and rookie offensive lineman Marcus Cannon.
4. Should Bill Belichick have been taking out more starters late against the Chiefs?
5. Guard Logan Mankins and his 2011 performance.