Every Tuesday on ESPNBoston.com, questions from Patriots followers are answered as part of a weekly mailbag. This week's mailbag is now posted and includes some of the following topics:
1. Setting the stage for Sunday's game against Peyton Manning and the Broncos.
2. Kicker Stephen Gostkowski and how Bill Belichick views his job security.
3. Comparing and contrasting running backs Stevan Ridley and Brandon Bolden.
4. Big spending in free agency revisited -- the Mario Williams Story.
5. Noting the disappearance of second-year cornerback Ras-I Dowling.
6. Defensive end Rob Ninkovich and his role with the team.
7. Rating the views from the press box around the NFL.