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Should the Pats consider signing Aqib Talib long-term?

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  1. supafly

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    Okay thanks, because I haven't been suggesting that throughout the entire thread or anything. I am glad that you cleared that up for me.

    I'm not sure why it matters what method is used in trying to obtain a player, or why you're pointing this out to me? I didn't have a stance either way, just pointed out that they may end up being able to run the same kind of secondary scheme with some level of success if Talib chooses to move on.

    The concern that the majority of the forum would have is the poor drafting strategy that has been used lately, so I don't think you'll have much luck in attempting to convince too many here that Aqib Talib will be replaced effectively with a rookie draft pick, but yes--of course the draft is always going to be an option. I was thinking more along the lines of a reasonably priced veteran CB much like this year in free agency, but they may choose to go both routes.
     
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    That did not stop the New England Patriots from selecting two tight ends in the 2010 NFL Draft when the New England Patriots organization expended numerous draft selections, including two first round picks, at the aforementioned offensive position from 2000 to 2009.
     
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    I don't understand your point.

    Are you suggesting that one option is to not sign a top free agent (like Talib) and rely on a couple of top rookies? I really don't understand your point.

    IMHO, the patriots will look to free agency to find a veteran corner. That veteran may be Talib or another top corner.

     
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    He should definitely be signed long team he is good and has earned a long term spot on the patriots.
     
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    It isn't going to stop the front office from anything, I'm just speaking for the concerns.

    Not many will agree that replacing Talib with an unknown rookie is a good idea with the bust rate that they have though, so that's why I brought it up. There were many reasonably priced free agent CB's this year, so that would be the choice that about 99% of us would want to go.

    Your comparison may not be as effective as you meant it to be due to the fact that we weren't necessarily attempting to replace a stud TE in the 2010 draft, so that's also something to think about. They weren't trying to replace what many here deem as the most key component of that side of the ball in the 2010 draft, they were simply reloading at the position since the cupboard was bare.
     
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    How many times was the New England Patriots organization criticized on this message board for the tight end draft selections from 2000-2009?

    That has been the exact strategy for the New England Patriots offense at the "X" wide receiver position this season.

    What's the matter? What's good for the goose (rookie "X" wide receivers) is not good for the gander (rookie left cornerback)?
     
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    I don't think you're going to reach many with this attempt at a comparison since the difference is night and day.

    If we had dumped arguably the most important person on either side of the ball and tried to replace them with a rookie draft pick, (at a position that has been poor drafting wise) then your comparison would be more reasonable.

    All we did in 2010 was try to replace an empty cupboard with some young players in the draft. The bar was set pretty low at the time.

    If they choose to spend less money on another talented player in free agency instead of reaching agreement with Talib, that's one thing. If they let Talib walk and pin their hopes on a rookie draft pick, they will be taking an enormous gamble that would lessen their odds of keeping the same system.
     
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    He won't, but his value system does include resigning players at premium price that have performed at an elite level on his team (see Mankins/Wilfork/Mayo/Brady).
     
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    Definitely.

    I hope it gets done, only time will tell. I'm sure it will be a rather high priority for sure, if not the highest. Not too many other real key players who are FA's in the period this year, especially with Ninkovich being signed yesterday.
     
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    The New England Patriots offense dumped the following players this past off-season:

    Lloyd
    Welker
    Hernandez
    Fells
    Ballard

    I don't see the difference at the cornerback position in 2014 than the tight end position in 2010.

    I could argue the same position for Devin McCourty who incidentally is 18 months younger than Talib and does not have a 4 game PED suspension on his resume.

    So Devin McCourty is going to accept chump change in order to keep Aqib Talib on the roster?
     
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    The next 3 games should really tell us if Talib is real. He has been very good so far and if he proves to be real - I would love for the Pats to sign up Talib for two more years for what ever it takes.

    You need a player like him in the back field to bring out the best in other parts of the defense. If he is the right corner, it would be stupid to back off for the sake of a couple of mill.
     
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    I would like to see Talib be signed for more years as a Pat. I don't think he is great and he can get beat sometimes but I sincerely believe we might have won the AFCCG if Talib didn't get injured or at least made it closer.
     
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    We could use the Franchise Tag on him.
     
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    3-4 year contract for now. I don't think it's wise to sign him for longer or for more money. He could get injured or slow down.
     
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    I think you may be misconstruing Patchick's point here Supa. I can't speak for her but I'd suggest she's saying that teams struggle to find athletic well-sized press man CBs with shut down upside outside the top end of the first round and the Patriots are never in position to ever draft such a beast. That one has fallen in to our laps should not be dismissed lightly.
     
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    It was interesting that BB was using Talib one on one with Jackson on Sunday. i don't remember that happening last season but could be wrong. It will be interesting to see whether he does it with Julio this coming Sunday. If so, it would suggest that Talib's value to the Pats has risen exponentially.
     
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    Talib is worth resigning. I am skeptical of the Patriots ability to find a guy who they can plug in to play at CB. Arrington looked god awful covering William during the first half of the game on Sunday.

    They have a guy, he is reasonably young, he plays well enough...sign him.
     
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    I won't speak to another posters meaning, but your point is well taken.
     
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    They did it twice against Andre Johnson last year. How can you not remember that?
     
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    Because I have a terrible memory. But thanks for the clarification.
     

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