Secondary can improve according to Aqib Talib

Aqib Talib's impact since joining the Patriots horrible secondary last season can not be understated. And since re-tooling the secondary in the draft with the likes of Logan Ryan and Duron Harmon among other additions in the offseason, the Patriots pass defense has improved greatly. They've gone from 29th in the league, giving up 271 yards per game and 4,342 for the season, to 18th, only giving up 239 yards per game and 3,824 on the season.

Although the improvement, Talib talked Wednesday about how the secondary as a whole can improve:
“I think we playing well, but we can get a lot better, man. We can get a lot better. We like really break down the tape so we kind of see more than you all. I don’t know if you all break down the tape. We see a little bit more than you all see . We’ve got a lot of work to do. We can get a lot better. Collectively. Of course individually. We can get a lot better.”
The first round bye helps no one more than the banged up secondary of the Patriots. Alfonzo Dennard had minor knee surgery, Steven Gregory has been dealing with a broken thumb, Devin McCourty suffered a concussion against the Ravens, Talib hurt his hip against the Saints, and Kyle Arrington has had a nagging groin injury the entire season. We could see a healthier, improved Patriots defense in the divisional round next week. @joeloobs @PatriotsLife

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