Posted: 11/15/2012 2:16 PM
Last edited 11/15/2012 3:34 PM by DerekLarsson2
Posted: 11/15/2012 3:54 PM
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Last edited 11/15/2012 5:21 PM by dokgonzo
Posted: 11/16/2012 1:49 PM
DerekLarsson2 wrote: The most significant thing to watch for this week, aside from how well Rookie QB Andrew Luck plays, is the Patriots acquisition of an actual legitimate CB -- Aqib Talib.One look at him, and just the physical contrast alone is striking and apparent. Unlike the typical Bill Belichick-picked CB, Aqib Talib is a tall 6' 1"+, with a wide and big frame, and is very athletic. He looks the part of an NFL shutdown corner. He may also be an insane, moronoric, nut job, with anger management issues as well. But this is a guy here who looks like he can actually play some Football, and present problems for Wide Receivers. The hope that I have is that Talib is permitted to play man-to-man coverage on Reggie Wayne, and keep in check Andrew Luck's favorite weapon, and then free-up the rest of the Defense to contain the other players. We'll see.So far there is not much video on him on the Patriots practise field that I've seen.Any news on how he's doing so far?
Posted: 11/16/2012 3:10 PM
Posted: 11/16/2012 3:50 PM
Posted: 11/16/2012 10:10 PM
DerekLarsson2 wrote: > "I think a better term is 'cover corner'. The DB's that BB seems to draft seem to excel more at Zone than pure cover corners."The DBs that Belichick drafts I don't think have excelled at anything.They are clearly not cover corners, but they also more generally do not even represent the best DB talent available from the Draft selection from where they pick on any level at all. This comes perhaps from his desire to overweight special-teams concerns, or just bad player analysis on his part. Belichick just doesn't do well picking DBs and WRs period. He does a lot better with the other positions....
Posted: 11/16/2012 11:12 PM