By Tim BrittonFOXBORO, Mass. -- One of the stranger aspects of the Patriots' season has been Logan Mankins' difficulty with penalties. The veteran picked up another holding call on Sunday night, and he is tied for the team lead in penalties alongside Rob Gronkowski with six.
Head coach Bill Belichick, though, isn't concerned with the yellow flags his left guard is drawing.
"I think Logan is obviously one of our best players. When I think of a player who gets a lot of penalties, I don't think of him," he said. "I understand what the numbers are, but there are some players that you kind of feel like, 'This guy is going to get a lot of penalties.' I don't feel that way about Logan. I don't think that will continue. I know that he works hard on it. I know that they bother him."
Belichick added that the complexity of the New England offense can occasionally create those types of penalties from the offensive line.
"Some of those false start penalties -- although they're certainly the...