Send Patriots Beat Writer Jeff Howe a Question for His Mailbag What's the best way to cure your frustrations after the Patriots' playoff loss to the Jets? Look toward the future.

The end came sooner than most fans were expecting, but the Patriots have plenty of reasons for optimism after their 14-2 season in 2010. However, there are still questions to be answered about what the team should do to prepare for the year ahead.

That's where Patriots beat writer Jeff Howe comes in.

Wondering about Chad Ochocinco's (or is it Chad Johnson, again?) potential future with the Patriots? Curious about Bill Belichick's strategy for the 2011 NFL draft? Leave your questions for Jeff below, and he'll answer all of your inquiries about the past, present and future in New England.

Leave your question for Jeff Howe's mailbag in the comments section below. Jeff will pick a few questions to answer every week. Be sure to check back to see if your question was answered by Jeff.