Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 11/19/14
The "Patriot Way" is something that a lot of players buy into when they come to the New England Patriots. It does not have a simple definition and cannot be defined just by words. When asked it is usually described differently by each person who is asked of it. But, the one common factor that most answer it with is a hard work ethic and the will to win on the football field. When the Patriots acquired cornerback Aqib Talib on November 1, 2012, many people wondered if Talib could be the guy that most people thought he could be when he was drafted 20th overall in the 2008 draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Talib was suspended at the beginning of the 2012 season for violating the leagues policy of performance enhancing substances. The Patriots had a recent history of picking up players with off the field trouble such as Randy Moss, Chad Ochocinco, Albert Haynesworth, among others, so trading for Talib didn't come as much of a surprise to many people with the Patriots glaring secondar...
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