And when free agency comes about, how should Bill Belichick conduct his business? Should the Patriots continue to pursue an extension with left guard Logan Mankins, or do you think that's a lost cause at this point? And how should they handle free agent left tackle Matt Light? He'd be the best option for the Patriots for another season or two, but they've also got the capability to give the reigns and Sebastian Vollmer and add a right tackle in the draft.
We have also learned this week that Pats captain Jerod Mayo has been leading a string of organized workouts with his teammates. Do you applaud the leadership and initiative, or does a possible injury during the non-sanctioned workouts worry you?
Despite the lack of football, there are plenty of subjects to tackle, and these are just a few of the topics on the table. So leave a question for Patriots beat reporter Jeff Howe's mailbag, and come back Friday to see if he answered it.