Aqib Talib is very happy to be in New England
On the eve of the New England Patriots AFC Championship game against the Denver Broncos, Aqib Talib talked to reporters about what it’s been like being a Patriot. Just 14 months ago, Talib joined the Patriots after a troubled four years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And since joining the Pats, the team has a 20-6 record with consecutive AFC Championship appearances. This success is new to Talib, which may have been the reason he said he feels like he hasn’t really been in the NFL since 2012.
“I’ve been in the NFL since ’08,” Talib said. “But I’ve really been in the NFL since November of 2012.”
“When you grow up and you want to be in the NFL, this is what you think of,” Talib said. “You think of this time right here on this team right here.”
“It’s totally different here,” Talib said. “It’s big games after big games. It’s Monday nights after Sunday nights, playoffs. Tom Brady is walking around here. There are countless people and media in the locker room. This is the NFL right here.”
Talib will have his hands full tomorrow going up against Peyton Manning and his receiving core. If Talib can continue to play like he has over the past 14 months, he may find himself going to his first Super Bowl.