Every Tuesday during the season, 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. Defensive improvements and weighing them against the opponents the Patriots have faced.
2. The No. 3 receiver and struggles drafting and developing young pass-catchers.
3. Chad Ochocinco and not playing in the Eagles' game.
4. Patriots vs. the Colts -- anything to get excited about here?
5. Kicker Stephen Gostkowski and if there should be any concern with his performance.