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Ty Law answers why Darrelle Revis is an upgrade over Aqib Talib

Ty Law answers why Darrelle Revis is an upgrade over Aqib Talib

Darrelle Revis has carried the tag as the best cornerback in the NFL for years, so he has obviously been universally viewed as an upgrade over Aqib Talib, who left the Patriots for the Broncos.But Talib was elite when healthy with the Pats, too. So, what type of upgrade are the Patriots getting with Revis after this offseason's cornerback swap?That seemed to be a perfect question for former Pats corner Ty Law, who today was selected as a finalist for the Patriots Hall of Fame.

Aqib Talib loved playing for Bill Belichick, but Patriots contract offer was ‘a little shaky’

Aqib Talib said the contract offer from the Patriots “was a little shaky compared to Denver’s offer,” which was one of the reasons that caused him to sign a free agent deal with the Broncos earlier this month. Speaking with Peter King of Monday Morning Quarterback, Talib touched on why he ultimately left New England. [...]
Brandon LaFell's subtle jab reaffirms Panthers had Aqib Talib on the mind

Brandon LaFell's subtle jab reaffirms Panthers had Aqib Talib on the mind

First, it was, "Ice up, son." Now, new Patriots receiver Brandon LaFell has taken a subtle jab at cornerback Aqib Talib, who was assessed a personal foul for going at it with wideout Steve Smith in last year's Monday Night Football game between the Pats and Panthers. All parties have since moved on, with Talib joining the Broncos, Smith to the Ravens and LaFell to the Pats, but there was clearly an on-field rivalry going on that night in Charlotte.

Patriots links around the Web

A few Patriots-based links from around the Web: Talib talks of time with Patriots. In a Q&A with Peter King of TheMMQB.com, cornerback Aqib Talib details some of the differences between what the Patriots were offering in a contract compared to the Broncos. He also speaks highly of his time in New England. Wilfork rises up board in '04 draft do-over. In a "re-do" of the 2004 draft, Bucky Brooks of NFL.com makes defensive tackle Vince Wilfork the 10th overall pick.
The MMQB | SI.com Mar 19, 2014

Money Talks—and Walks

PETER KING: So, you go from Tom Brady’s team to Peyton Manning’s team. Did you have an offer from New England that tempted you to stay? AQIB TALIB: I definitely had an offer from the Patriots. But there was language in there that definitely was a little shaky compared to Denver’s offer. The Patriots are a […]
Baltimore Beatdown Mar 19, 2014

The Steve Smith 'Ice Up, Son' video

The catch phrase that Baltimore fans have become familiar with. Follow @JasonHButt I'm sure all of you have heard or read the phrase, "Ice up, son" plenty of times since word got out that the Ravens were interested in receiver Steve Smith. Well, just in case you aren't sure where that came from, here's the video that associated Smith with the phrase. Essentially, Smith and now-former Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib were in a battle during Carolina's 24-20 win last season, exchanging words throughout the contest. Afterward, NFL Network's Albert Breer caught up with Smith, who offered...

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