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. Selecting a best-case scenario for the Patriots in the wild card round of the playoffs.
2. Following up on Rob Gronkowski's return to the field.
3. Would Bill Belichick consider bringing Romeo Crennel back on staff, a la Josh McDaniels?
4. A closer look at the defense based on final statistical ranking.
5. Defensive end Rob Ninkovich and what he brings to the defense.