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. Bill Belichick, personnel decisions, and the defense.
2. Are the Patriots built to win in the playoffs ... assuming they can get there.
3. Quarterback Tom Brady is not looking like himself.
4. What do the Patriots need to do to beat the Jets.
5. Revisiting receiver Chad Ochocinco's role in the offense.
6. Offensive lineman Brian Waters -- a solid free-agent pickup.