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Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Weekly Patriots mail is delivered

By Mike Reiss

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. What led to the Patriots' transformation to more of a run-based offense?

2. The presence of a fullback on the roster and its impact.

3. Injury considerations at punter and potential emergency options.

4. Concerns about the lack of a consistent threat on the outside at receiver.

5. Rookie linebacker Jamie Collins' breakthrough.

6. Matthew Slater's presence in the Patriots' one-receiver package.