Talib on Dobson, Thompkins: 'Bill [Belichick] at his finest'

Talib on Dobson, Thompkins: 'Bill [Belichick] at his finest'
July 8, 2014, 5:15 pm
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Old friend Aqib Talib is back in New England where he's hosting a football camp with former teammate and current Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson.

Talib, who spent part of the 2012-13 season and all of the 2013-14 season with New England, signed a six-year, $57 million contract with the Broncos over the offseason.

But he enjoyed his time with the Patriots and credits them for helping him become more of a professional.

"It meant a lot, man. I learned a lot," Talib said. "I learned a lot about just being a professional, learning from Bill [Belichick], seeing how Bill runs his building. So it was a wonderful experience for me."

Dobson has been plagued by injuries, and is currently out of commission after foot surgery. The hope is that he's good to go by training camp. Talib had high remarks for Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins, two receivers who came to the Patriots last season.

"Man. [Dobson] and KT (Thompkins), man, that's Bill at his finest, man," Talib said. "That's Bill doing what he do at his finest. Bringing these two guys in, kind of halfway under-the-radar-guys, and look what the guys he brought in. They're going to be real good receivers with time."

Talib also said he looks forward to playing against his former team later this season, saying, "That's the fun part." The Broncos play the Patriots at Gillette Stadium on Nov. 2.