Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib is one of the cornerstone players on a defense that should be one of the best in the game next year. They are stacked in the secondary with Talib, rookie Bradley Roby, and elite slot corner Chris Harris Jr. covering receivers, and the safety duo of Rahim Moore and T.J. Ward is the third best in the NFL. Von Miller, Danny Trevathan, Terrance Knighton, DeMarcus Ware, and Sylvester Williams are five big names to watch for on the front seven, and the Broncos have the depth to withstand a few big injuries, as long as the bug doesn’t hit them nearly as hard as it did last year. But with even better players in 2014, the Broncos might be able to withstand it this time around.
Talib stated earlier this offseason that he thinks Peyton Manning is a better quarterback than Tom Brady, whom he enjoyed going up against during practice while with the New England Patriots. Those comments unsurprisingly created a lot of buzz, but they honestly didn’t mean much. I mean, did you really expect him to say that the quarterback on his current team was worse? No, Talib seems like the kind of guy who will stand up for his guy, because it’s pretty darn clear that he has an awful lot of respect for Brady and enjoyed his time with No. 12 on the Patriots.
The Broncos and Patriots will face off yet again next year on the 2nd of November, and Talib told the Boston Herald’s Adam Kurkjian that he’s looking forward to facing Brady again, “Definitely, man. It will be a lot of fun. (Tom Brady is) probably one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history. Anytime you get a chance to play against a guy like that, man, it’s always fun.”
Talib is a gamer, and he definitely loves going up against great players and having that type of a challenge. I’m sure it will be fun for him to go up against his friend in an actual game in a reunion-type affair against the Pats.
Earlier this offseason, Dallas police erroneously tweeted that Talib had been arrested, when it was in fact his brother who had been arrested. The false news of Talib’s arrest created a firestorm, since he had some major off-field troubles while with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before turning things around after a trade to- and success with- the strict Patriots.
However, Talib says he holds no ill-will against the Dallas police after the false arrest that briefly hurt his perception, “No, definitely not. That doesn’t happen too much. But that’s some hard-working guys in Dallas. They were just doing their job and they made a mistake, an honest mistake, man. It happens sometimes, man.”
Good outlook right there.