By Paul KenyonFOXBORO _ Logan Mankins has been getting singled out more than usual this season. Most of the time that has been good news for the all-pro guard, but there have been some negatives, as well.
Mankins was one of the big stories for the Patriots in training camp. After spending an unhappy season wearing the franchise tag, he reported on time this year and promptly signed a six-year, $51 million contract.
He vowed not to let it change anything and so far, that certainly seems to be the case. The NFL released the early fan voting for the Pro Bowl teams this week and Mankins is first among AFC guards. As far as he is concerned, nothing has changed.
``I still want to work the same, play the same. Those are things that I'm trying to do,'' he said.
``It's been pretty good,'' he said of his season thus far, ``except for the penalties. That's kind of irritating. And then there have been a couple other plays that I wish I could do over.''
The penalties are the attention Ma...