Mailbag: Doubt heading into opener?

Updated: September 7, 2010, 3:36 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

Summing up the tone of e-mails in this week's Patriots mailbag, the word "doubt" comes to the forefront.

The shaky way the team finished the preseason, coupled with some of the moves made at Saturday's roster cutdown, has seemingly shaken the confidence of many e-mailers. There is a lot to digest, from the final makeup of the roster to defensive concerns to the season opener against the Bengals.

Let's get right to it.

Q: Please assess the Pats defense. Will they be able ...

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