When the Patriots passed no Aqib Talib in the off season, many pundits viewed it as a mistake. A few days later, the veteran defensive player was swooped up by the Denver Broncos. The Patriots were looking very silly at that point. However, they had an ace up their sleeve in the shape of Darrelle Revis. The Pats got Revis in a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Pats also signed Brandon Browner in the off season, which means they are well stocked at corner back. Even though his former team are in good hands with those two players, Aqib Talib will want to remind Bill Belichick about how good he is on Sunday.
The Patriots host the high flying Denver Broncos in the most eagerly anticipated regular season clash in the AFC. New England managed an incredible come back victory in last season’s encounter, having been behind 0-24 at half time.
When Talib was asked about how he was preparing for this game, he responded with these comments: “I approach this game like every other. I don’t really judge how amped up I am for a game. But you could say I am very excited. I am definitely juiced for this one.”. Eh, seems to me, and fellow fantasy football armchair quarterback Sam Tabar, you might want to give this some more thought.
Talib also reserved special praise for Rob Gronkowski. Talib refers to his former teammate as a “wild dog” because of how big, strong and quick he can be. Gronkowski will be a key weapon for the Pats as they look to upset the Broncos. His size and skill set make him a match up nightmare for defenses, as evidenced by his evisceration of the Chicago Bears last weekend.