January 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib (31) is led off the field after suffering an injury against the Denver Broncos in the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Aqib Talib goes after New England Patriots


After a year and a half with the New England Patriots, cornerback Aqib Talib signed a six-year, $57 million deal with the Denver Broncos.

It was believed that there was no ill-will between Talib and the Patriots and that Talib signed with the Broncos because the money was simply too good to pass up.

However, during Talib’s introductory press conference Wednesday, he took a bit of a shot at the Patriots when he was asked about a hip injury the Patriots listed on the injury report throughout much of the 2013 season.

“That was in Tampa, that was the right side. I haven’t had a hip problem since Tampa,” Talib explained, via Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com. “The Patriots have their way of reporting stuff, but I haven’t had a hip problem since Tampa. The injury I had was actually a quad injury, it was reported as a hip injury, but that’s how they do things.”

Talib went on to say his injury in the Broncos’ victory over the Patriots in the AFC Championship game was a “deep bone bruise” and that it is “perfectly fine now.”

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  • Paper Scratcher

    He sure ran like he had a hip injury! Bye! Glad the Pats didn’t over-pay for this guy, like Denver just did. Whew!

    • Freddy Krugger

      who overpaid for a worthless cornerback named Revis? HA HA HA HA HA

      • Paper Scratcher

        ONE yr, for $12 Million is a steal compared to what these other teams are throwing at has beens, and maybes for 4 and 5 years! Think, man! Revis is younger, and faster, and will be better in 2014 than Talib ever dreamed of. Bank on it.,

        • anon76returns

          We’ll see. Revis is a generational player talent-wise, but Talib has been a much better team player with a lot better attitude recently. Maybe trying to reclaim the mantle from Sherman & being coached by Belichick will lead to improved performance from Revis this year, but his contract is no more of a sure thing than Talib’s.

          • Paper Scratcher

            Talib gave a middle finger to the Pats on his way out. The Patriots are the only reason he got a fat check in free agency, in the first place. F-him.

    • anon76returns

      Without Talib the Pats win 10 games last season, tops, and they probably don’t make it to the AFC championship game. Spit on him all you want, but he was one of the main reasons the Pats overachieved last year.