Not as much optimism this week
Mailbag full of more questions after disappointing loss to Lions
After weeks of optimism based on the strong start to the preseason, there is a different tone this week after the Patriots were pounded 34-10 by the Lions on Saturday night.
There are three main topics in this week's Patriots mailbag: (1) how much stock to put into the third preseason game; (2) Chad Ochocinco's early struggles with the offense; (3) safety James Sanders' release and a possible trickle-down effect.
The mailbag isn't restricted to those topics, but those were the dominant ...
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