TB trades CB Aqib Talib to NE

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  1. srrono

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    Tampa Bay Buccaneers ‏@TBBuccaneers
    The Buccaneers have traded CB Aqib Talib to the New England Patriots. More details to follow.
     
  2. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder King of the Potato People

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    Andrew Brandt ‏@adbrandt
    Talib is making $1.852M - $109,000 a week. Contract expires after this season. Nine week look-see.


    Cheap acquisition, but we'll see if it pays off. He sure is talented, but has knucklehead syndrome.
     
  3. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    he takes the pot...doesn't he have a strike or two?
     
  4. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    Yup. He still has 1 game left on his suspension.
     
  5. TheIronDuke

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    Details out on ESPN:

    Talib and 2013 7th rounder, for
    Pats 2013 4th rounder
     
  6. Playoffs

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    Patriots are the whores of the NFL ... they'll get in bed with anybody.
     
  7. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    Patriots try to win every year.....he's good...he's just a pothead that can't seem to wait till he retires. Houston area kid. This is going to make the Patriots tougher in the playoffs. We need to start looking at the playoff matchups more than divisional going forward really.
     
  8. ChampionTexan

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    Richardson is the Houston area?
     


  9. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    its my sometimers. Not as debilitating as Alzheimer's so that's good news.
     
  10. Texn4life

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    I remember a buddy of mine who scouts was telling me how crazy of an interview he was at the combine when he was coming out of college. He talked openly about smoking weed, and they said it was the craziest player interview they had ever been through.
     
  11. Lucky

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    Very good pickup for the Pats. Belichick seems to get the most out of miscreants.
     
  12. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    Yes, and he's got some kind of weird 6th sense when it comes to knowing when to then part with them.
     
  13. PapaL

    PapaL Loose Screw

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    Maybe the guy has glaucoma? He'd be happy to go to one of the Cali teams ha.
     
  14. gtexan02

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    Signed Albert Haynesworth and Chad Ochocinco?


    Sometimes Belichick gets a problem player and they succeed in his system. And other times they remain a problem and don't do a damn thing. He takes risks, thats for sure. Whether he's more successful than other coaches, I don't know
     
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    Randy Moss turned into a good pick-up for them too. Talib can play, better than anyone in that current secondary or since Asante Samuel.
     
  16. Hookem Horns

    Hookem Horns That Server Guy Staff Member

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    Talib hasn't been that good here. He's far from a shutdown corner and when he isn't hurt he is getting suspended. He has 7 games left on his contract and the Bucs weren't going to bring him back. Basically it's just another failed high draft pick for the Bucs. They are just picking up a late 4th rounder and cutting their losses.
     
  17. welsh texan

    welsh texan Lest we forget

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    Its all well and good saying Haynesworth and Ocho-cinco didn't work out, but the Pats also didn't lose much in either case and hardly stand to lose anything here either.

    It seems to me as if Bellicheck has a similar emphasis on high-character guys as we do, but after a point he's willing to put his faith in that set-up being able to carry, and possibly straighten out, the odd black sheep here and there.

    Its something I wouldn't mind seeing us try at some point, if some talent crops up on the cheap that fits our system but has serious issues/red flags take a low-risk gamble similar to what the Pats have done here and see if that setup we have of high-character team leaders right down to the backups can't pull the guy into line.

    As for Talib, dude's lucky to have a half-season trial with a good setup that could possibly lead him to a ring. He's certainly got plenty of talent but he needs to take that opportunity and knuckle down and focus on his play.

    It wasn't so long ago that the Pats were starting Antwaun Molden at the position so he has a chance to make an impression I'd imagine.
     
  18. Rey

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    Yeah...big risk, possibly big reward...

    4th round pick is not a huge pay out, but it's still a valuable pick.

    But if you are constantly taking chances like this odds are some of them will pay off.

    It doesn't wreck your team if you have a strong culture like the pats. Now if these moves were being made by the bengals it'd be a different story. They can afford any more pebbles on their wet paper towel psyche at this point.
     

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