Re: Aqib Talib and the AFC contenders.
posted at 11/2/2012 5:33 AM EDT
In response to Quagmire3's comment:
In response to dapats1281's comment:
I have not watched enough tape of Talib, but the first thing I thought of when we got him was NYG. Didn't watch the game, but I do know both Cruz and Nicks went off on the bucs defense.
THIS GUY IS NOT A SHUT DOWN CORNERBACK.
That being said, he doesn't need to be. There are 5 teams (1 being the pats) are almost virtually a lock for the playoffs. Next to them, I've listed their top 2 receiving threats.
Baltimore- Torrey Smith, Anquan Boldin
Houston-Andre Johnson, Owen Daniels
Steelers- Antonio Brown, Mike Wallace
Denver- Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker
Don't expect Talib to shut down guys like Thomas, Brown, Wallace, and maybe Andre...but outside of these guys, those teams don't have strong receivers.
Talib doesn't need to be great, he just needs to not suck
I wouldnt base Talibs whole body of work on one game. After all in that game he had 8 solo tackles and 4 passes defensed. We have CBs that dont have 4 PD's all year! Also Manning threw for 394 of his 510 yards on blitzes. Quick releases, can't put all that entirely on the DB's. Might not be a hsutdown corner but I think he is an upgrade over what we have.
ding diing ding! we have a winner.
hes the best corner on our team instantly.
and may help us win a sb if we keep him out of trouble.
so i wouldnt p@@ p@@ it too early.
man i didnt know p@@ was such an offensive word......