On minicamp, Ballard and more

Updated: June 19, 2012, 1:54 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

The Patriots have concluded their offseason organized team activities and mandatory minicamp, so now what?

Emailers to the Patriots mailbag have plenty of questions, and a lot of ground is covered this week -- defense, offense, claiming Jake Ballard, other personnel thoughts and more.

Let's get right to it.

Q. Hey Mike, do you think that this year our defense will be drastically better (granted that everyone is healthy) to where we can compete in a game without having to have ...

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