Curran: What to expect from Aqib Talib
Thu, 1 Nov 2012|
CSNNE.com's Patriots Insider joins SNC to discuss the Patriots newest member, CB Aqib Talib.
No question the Patriots needed help their troubled secondary but the new guy. Tourney comes with some back up at -- That nearest cornerback Aqib Talib is being called a high risk high reward pick up the Patriots gave up 84. Round pick in return for Tampa Bay quarterback I need to leave the Patriots -- the 87 rob making 2013 draft. Philly is currently serving a four game suspension for using at all without a prescription. In the had a foul by looking back how important. Defensive that he is not eligible to play ads on November 18. I -- the ball for the pats are -- it helped him. Gamble I'm -- on the plus side he's a high draft pick twentieth overall in 2008. He's been probably shutdown corner eighteenth pick in 58 career games however it would be good come back and forth separate incidents that ranged from. Fighting -- teammates. Well -- then he went. Well for -- acquisition of the key to leave with our inside access to bring in a Patriots insider CS NNE dot com tot he current he's in the quick slant studio time. Eric call this pick high risk umpire -- Could date and that's the thing is there is a risk but it's kind of minimal -- the reason being. The key to leave as a free agent at the end of the season the Bucs decided I'm told that they would move away from -- -- because Saint Louis wasn't that a re sign this of the Patriots. Get to we've forum -- Cost. If he doesn't work out in the wash their hands of the B&B if he does work out. He helps other secondary which clearly clearly needs and so yeah it's kinda low risk high reward in the end. Now -- -- to be played well I thought that really mattered but that's a big question becomes where does he put into the deep. Well he won't does regard himself as a shutdown corner training and I think that he will be the best coverage corner. The second he walks in the door and he's eligible to play he will not be eligible to play in the Patriots first game after the five because he's accomplished -- -- game suspension. For performance enhancer so he'll be dealt for. We had but it was back after that it will immediately be fifth best Warner. In terms of coverage. What that means the Patriots could do what -- before -- -- the safety -- the other -- about this or we're doubtful that remains to be seen but they have a good quarterback now. You mentioned the suspensions starting. Right now the second suspension he's had a Serb entity and I felt the Patriots have taken chances on those quote unquote troubled players before this all work out. Well again it's. It's kind of low risk because you can -- this player and see how he works out if he doesn't play well on the field. Then you can have an issue we'd try and figure out whether he'd be better if he behaves on this behaves off the field. You can just push away from the table. And say you know what it didn't work out we're gonna move on from you. The Patriots often we'll have a player and who's got some issues say -- -- starting fresh here it's all up to you what to do with the opportunity. Oftentimes he works really well for them. And few times have we seen a player come in who had a history of bad acting continue to act bad they've played. Portland. Will there be Albert Haynesworth is Chad Ochocinco was more good news is that bad guys. But generally speaking these players the Patriots -- and are productive for a period of time. And their behavior is they've always been -- what price success drivers -- But the Patriots. I'm not gonna be made up about the boys -- I think because of the very small pool of players to do what you need to do in the NFL sometimes you think we'll we'll call them. On -- as always great stuff thanks very much time.