The Talib Effect: Trying to Measure Impact of CB on Patriots Defense

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The Talib Effect: Trying to Measure Impact of CB on Patriots Defense
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Acquired in a trade from Tampa Bay on Nov. 1, Aqib Talib hasn’t made anyone forget Ty Law -- he’s been hit-or-miss at times, and it’s taken time for him to get acclimated to the New England defensive scheme -- but he’s given the Patriots increased depth in the secondary and provided a big, physical presence at corner. And he’s allowed New England to do some different things defensively that they didn’t (or couldn’t) necessarily do earlier in the season, bringing more pressure on a consistent basis than it did earlier in the year.

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