Originally written on Boston Sports Media Watch  |  Last updated 11/2/12
The Patriots don’t have a game this weekend, but they remain in the headlines thanks to yesterday’s deal for troubled Tampa cornerback Aqib Talib. The deal, which cost the Patriots a fourth-round pick in the coming draft (and got them back a 7th rounder) has been the subject of much debate and discussion already, with much of the talk centered around Talib’s considerable rap sheet. (Side note: Media folks relish digging up athlete’s rap sheets. But don’t ever bring up their own past transgressions or brushes with the law, that’s out of bounds.) Critics of the deal have a two-pronged argument. The guy’s character, (or complete lack thereof) and the price paid by the Patriots for what could be a very short term rental. On the other hand, if the Patriots didn’t make this deal, and it was later revealed that it was on the table, most of those same people would be killing the team for not addressing a weakness. Some fans paint the move as a desperate attempt to save a “lost season.” Bing...
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