Weekly Patriots mail is delivered

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. Patriots' defense in the season opener as a work in progress, but with some positive signs.

2. Strong work by the offensive line.

3. Why Danny Woodhead played more at running back over BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

4. Brandon Spikes and Jermaine Cunningham not in position to make a second-year jump at this time.

5. Running back Kevin Faulk and his future with the team.