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Tuesday, February 4, 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 is posted and includes some of the following topics:

1. One week after talk about loading up Tom Brady with weapons, a shift in emphasis to the defense after Super Bowl rout.

2. Nickel pass-rusher ranking high on the list of offseason priorities.

3. Closer look at the Seahawks' defense, how it is built, and how they play.

4. How Peyton Manning is viewed after this Super Bowl loss.

5. Following up on Rodney Harrison's remarks on the need for a hard-hitting safety.