Mailbag: Benching spurs questions

Based on expectations, no doubt Adalius Thomas has been a disappointment

Updated: October 20, 2009, 1:56 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

The focus of e-mailers to the Patriots mailbag has shifted. The questions about offensive execution and quarterback Tom Brady's struggles are gone. The topic de jour is now: What happened to Adalius Thomas?

Thomas, the team's marquee free-agent signing in 2007, was a healthy scratch from Sunday's 59-0 win over the Titans. With the Patriots acing everything on the field, the surprise decision with Thomas seemed to generate more attention.

That's where this week's mailbag starts, ...

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