Patriots Mailbag: Fourth ... and long

Some final thoughts on 4th-and-2, then moving on to pressing issues moving forward

Updated: November 17, 2009, 6:14 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

There is little surprise as to what topic dominates this week's Patriots mailbag: Bill Belichick's fourth-down call. The Patriots' heartbreaking loss to the Colts starts there.

The first half of the mailbag is devoted to the fourth-down play and other elements of the team's loss to the Colts. There is a lot to digest.

For those looking to move on, the second half of the mailbag focuses on bigger-picture issues surrounding the team, such as rookie left tackle Sebastian ...

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