Every Tuesday on ESPNBoston.com, questions from Patriots fans are answered as part of a weekly mailbag. This week's mailbag has been posted and includes some of the following topics:
1. Looking closer at Logan Mankins and his contract standoff from a variety of viewpoints.
2. Might the Patriots consider recently released defensive end Bobby McCray?
3. Two younger players who have made an impression on the practice field: Darius Butler and Aaron Hernandez.
4. How might the 2010 offense compare to the lethal 2007 offense.
5. Shining the spotlight on a few outside linebacker candidates, Shawn Crable and Rob Ninkovich.
6. Examining the potential trickle-down effect of the "no-coordinator" approach.