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    NFL . com story

    Buccaneers trade Aqib Talib to Patriots for draft pick


    By Gregg Rosenthal
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    Published: Nov. 1, 2012 at 04:14 p.m.
    Updated: Nov. 1, 2012 at 04:57 p.m.

    The later NFL trade deadline inspired some dealing after all.

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Thursday they have traded cornerback Aqib Talib and a 2013 seventh-round draft pick, originally from the Chicago Bears, to the New England Patriots in exchange for their fourth-round pick in 2013.

    This deal was surely made possible, in part, due to Patriots coach Bill Belichick and Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano's close friendship. It also was made possible by Talib's repeated run-ins with the law and off-field issues. Talib has currently served three games of a four-game suspension for Adderall use, violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.

    Talib's talent is evident in the fact that he was still on the Buccaneers' roster. The organization stuck with him through numerous arrests and problems over the years because quality cover cornerbacks are hard to find. Even Schiano -- who has brought a no-nonsense approach to Tampa -- supported Talib until now.

    Talib's play on the field has occasionally been erratic, too, but he played very well this season before the suspension. Few cornerbacks possess his strength, size, and pure cover ability. He fills a huge need for a New England team that has been desperately searching for better cornerback play for the majority of Bill Belichick's tenure. No team has given up more big plays this season. No secondary is worse at making plays with the ball in the air. Talib should change that.

    In Talib, we have our latest example that Belichick runs the show in New England. Few coaches are willing -- or able -- to take chances on players with Talib's background. Belichick answers only to owner Robert Kraft, and the three-time Super Bowl champ has proven adept at convincing Kraft to take chances on players.

    Sometimes, it's worked: Corey Dillon. Sometimes, you end up with Albert Haynesworth.

    Talib is only 26 years old and hits free agency in 2013. He has a half season to prove to the Patriots and to the rest of the NFL he's worthy of a big contract.

    For a team with title aspirations, this is a chance worth taking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agar81 View Post
    Actually, it looks like he's going to be reinstated.



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    Weird, everyone else is saying that it's more than likely that he'll still be suspended because it's a 4 game suspension and not a 4 week suspension.

    Quote Originally Posted by xnick5757 View Post
    17th best starter in the NFl is a pretty good deal for a 4th
    Not really crying over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B'sCeltsPatsSox View Post
    Weird, everyone else is saying that it's more than likely that he'll still be suspended because it's a 4 game suspension and not a 4 week suspension.



    Not really crying over it.

    its too bad we wasted 3 picks on ocho/haynesworth though

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    As part of this deal, how does Arrington look as the 3rd corner (nickle) instead of a starter?

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    I love the Haynesworth trade, but loathed the Chad Johnson trade. It's hit or miss.

    You gotta figure we hit on Corey Dillon and Randy Moss, who turned out to be huge contributors, so these guys are worth a shot.
    Perfection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xnick5757 View Post
    its too bad we wasted 3 picks on ocho/haynesworth though
    Yeah that was the only reason why I kinda felt "bleh" about it. It'll probably mean that BB will move out of the 2nd round in the draft or trade the 1st round pick.

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    Wow! Did not see this coming! He'd better straighten up!


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    Can someone explain how adderall is a performance enhancing drug? I'm looking at drugs.com and it shows it treats for ADHD & narcolepsy I know the NFL bans it but is enhancing drug? Someone please explain? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soxfan85 View Post
    Can someone explain how adderall is a performance enhancing drug? I'm looking at drugs.com and it shows it treats for ADHD & narcolepsy I know the NFL bans it but is enhancing drug? Someone please explain? Thanks
    You have to be prescribed to take adderall for it to be legal in the NFL and he isn't prescribed to take it which means he doesn't have ADD or ADHD. He's just stupid

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    3 pick 6, I like that stat.

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    Year     Age  Tm    Pos No.  G GS Sk  Int Yds TD Lng PD   FF Fmb FR Yds TD  Tkl Ast Sfty AV
    2008      22 TAM     db  25 15  2       4  32  0  19  9                      14   6       3
    2009      23 TAM    LCB  25 15 15       5  99  0  32 14    0   0  1  -5  0   56   8       9
    2010      24 TAM    LCB  25 11 11       6  91  1  45 11                      38   1       7
    2011      25 TAM CB/lcb  25 13 13       2  55  2  28 11    1   0  0   0  0   31   4       4
    2012      26 TAM     CB  25  4  4       1   0  0   0  7                      20   1        
    Career                      58 45      18 277  3  45 52    1   0  1  -5  0  159  20      23
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    Patriots acquire CB Aqib Talib and a 7th round pick for a 4th round pick

    ^ pretty sure it also masks steroid use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by holywack17 View Post
    ^ pretty sure it also masks steroid use.
    Well, I hope he finishes his cycle before his next test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xnick5757 View Post
    so now the patriots have a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 7th, and 7th (Bears) in next years draft


    4th -> to Tampa Bay for Talib
    5th -> to Washington for Haynesworth
    6th -> to Cincinnati for Ochocinco
    hahah we all know that bb will make moves to get into the middle of that draft

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    Patriots acquire CB Aqib Talib and a 7th round pick for a 4th round pick

    He's not on roids, it wouldn't help a corner, they don't need extra bulk, and its not like he has gotten huge just recently, been 205 since college.
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    He was my favorite player. He is extremely his or miss. Last year he shut down every receiver except calvin johnson, this year he blew coverage all the time. Ill miss him, but i cant believe we got a 4th rounder for him, thats alot!!!. hes suspended, troubled past, and expiring contract. Either way, good luck guys!
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