This week's mailbag is filled with more optimism from e-mailers following the Patriots' 26-10 win over the Falcons.
There were several e-mails on the team's defense and the surprising role safety Brandon McGowan is playing. He's been one of the unsung stories through three games, his work on tight end Tony Gonzalez (one catch) helping the Patriots in a big way Sunday.
I asked Gonzalez about McGowan after the game.
"I give him credit; he played pretty well. I hadn't seen him before, ...