Aqib Talib (cornerback, #31) was truly a blessing to the Patriots' defense when Bill Belichick made a deal to get him earlier this season.
“I had heard about the Patriots and the way they do things, all that stuff,” said Talib. “You know what? It’s true. This is heaven. This is football heaven.”All of Talib's teammates have amazing things to say about him and the way he plays:
“I don’t think people realize how good of a football player Aqib is,” said Patriots backup wide receiver and special teams wizard, Matthew Slater. “He’s got size. He’s got athleticism. He added a dimension to our defense that we didn’t have. He’s not only brought a lot to our defense, but he’s brought a lot to our team.”
”I love him. Everybody here loves him,” said Patriots safety Patrick Chung. “He has fit in really well. He has a lot of confidence. He can cover. He can tackle. I couldn’t say enough good things about Aqib. He’s the real deal.”During the two short months that Talib has been with the Patriots, none of the trouble has followed him. He truly is a wonderful addition to the Patriots and will help them so much in their Super Bowl attempt this season. It will be exciting to see how far he goes individually and how far he can help take the team in seasons to come.