With the Patriots unlikely to place the franchise tag on Aqib Talib by this afternoon’s deadline, the team reportedly has another shutdown corner in their plans.
If the Patriots hope to work out a deal with Aqib Talib prior to Monday afternoon’s franchise tag deadline, a baseline may now be set.
The Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe joins Toucher and Rich to explain why the Patriots won’t be franchising Aqib Talib this year.
Aqib Talib has given the Patriots their first cover cornerback since Asante Samuel, and perhaps their best secondary player since Rodney Harrison and Ty Law . . . when healthy.
The Felger and Massarotti Show from Thursday, February 13.
Jones talks Patriots Football with Andy Hart from Patriots.com
The Felger and Massarotti Show from Tuesday, February 11.
The period to franchise players begins on Monday and the tag for cornerbacks is north of $11 million. Is that the route the Patriots should go?
Don’t let Aqib Talib sign with another team, because this Patriots defense is very close to being elite, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network.
Jerry Thornton of Barstool Sports is as fervent and dedicated a Patriots supporter there is, and even he thinks the team’s defensive philosophy is outdated and in need of an overhaul.