Originally written on Foxboro Blog  |  Last updated 11/19/14
What are your thoughts on the Aquib Talib trade?  Will this move be enough to fix the Patriots secondary? Jason: I met news of the Talib trade with a resounding "meh." There really isn't any fixing this secondary; it's more a matter of bailing out that sinking lifeboat with your hands and hoping it gets close enough to shore that you can swim the rest of the way to safety. Talib seems like the kind of player who has been skating on talent and reputation after his big rookie season. I'm not sure he really fits here. Raj: Some may look at the price (a 2013 fourth-round pick) as a high investment in a risky player, but it's a worthy risk considering the Patriots' awful secondary. Talib is a former first-rounder who's shown Pro Bowl talent during his five-year career. He's a player who can turn this defense from average to very good, provided he keeps his head on straight. I can't fault Bill Belichick for trying to address the team's biggest weakness, even if the price was high....
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