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. The ongoing labor battle and the role of the Krafts in NFL circles.
2. Logan Mankins and the possibility he signs a long-term deal in New England.
3. Dane Fletcher, Gary Guyton, Markell Carter and Co. at the linebacker spot.
4. Looking at the last three playoff losses and what must improve.
5. Bill Belichick and his future.