The Patriots secondary could sure use all the help it can get. I for one am extremely excited about this. It shows that the Patriots were as desperate as the fans in wanting a fix for this secondary. Of course, the Bucs wouldn't have parted with Talib if there weren't a reason.
I'm all in favor of this move, but make no mistake. This is not a low-risk, high-reward transaction. There's a decent amount of risk here.
So, just how many times has Talib gotten into trouble?
2008- Gets into a fight with his teammate at the rookie symposium. Where they teach you not to fight with your teammates.
2009- Suspended by the NFL for beating a cab driver. He was charged with resisting arrest without violence and simple battery.
2009- Hits a teammate with his helmet, resulting in a facial laceration.
2009- Blows curfew in London after losing to New England and curses out Coach Raheem Morris when confronted about it.
2010- Almost gets in a fight with an official over a call. Tells him, "I'll (hit) you in your fucking mouth."
2011- Charged for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Charges were dropped and accuser found unreliable.
2012- He was suspended four games by the NFL for using Adderall.
So, all those bad things aside. Isn't this exactly what this Patriots team has needed?
How many times have I heard that the Patriots miss someone like Rodney Harrison back there? This team needs someone tough, aggressive and maybe a little crazy roaming the back of the field. They need some attitude in the secondary and that is exactly what Talib brings.
Will it work out? Who cares. It's worth a shot.