Found January 23, 2013 on NESN.com:
FOXBORO, Mass. – If the AFC Championship Game was Aqib Talib‘s final game with the Patriots, his final play would be a fitting view into his short stint in New England — effective yet injury filled. Near the end of the first quarter in the championship game, Talib flew across the middle of the field and swatted a potential third-down conversion out of Ravens receiver Torrey Smith‘s hands. But as he made the play, the Patriots’ midseason acquisition came up limp and hobbled off to the sideline holding his left thigh. He wouldn’t return, and the Patriots’ defense faltered without him on their way to a crushing loss. The defensive struggles in his absence are proof of just how valuable an asset he is, and why his future in New England will be a top priority for the team this offseason. But the Patriots may be wise to proceed with caution. Bill Belichick remained silent on any contract talk during his end-of-season news conference on Monday, but he did offer high praise for Talib when t...
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