In response to TexasPat's comment:
In response to ipotnyc's comment:
Talib has definitely had some issues. I don't think BB would jump the gun and not take that into consideration in making the move for him. If they get even a season and a half of solid production from him before his next incident, then it's a win deal.
RESPONSE: Talib has some issues??? This guy has been a walking, talking issue since his college days.
No guarantee a 4th round pick will be a Aaron Hernandez or - yikes- a Jonathan Wihlite.
RESPONSE: Remember how BB found himself in a bind in last years' draft, because the Patriots were left with no picks after round 2? Well, the Pats have already thrown away their 5th and 6th rounders in the Ocho and Haynesworth deals...and now their 4th rounder as well.
Bedard calls this a "desperation move." Why? He's got an abundance of talent and the secondary is sorely lacking. It's called an UPGRADE. From Schiano, a coach BB respects. Desperation moves are picking guys up off the street.
RESPONSE: This is a desperation move. It really concerns me, because it tells me that BB thinks that his secondary is as bad or worse than we do. BB didn't just trade for a Corey Dillon or a Randy Moss...who were moody guys, rather than thugs. Talib is a mental case: http://www.tampabay.com/sports/football/bucs/gary-shelton-time-for-buccaneers-to-cut-aqib-talib-loose/1256333
To be fair TP it's a win now mentality at this point. Brady's window is closing and I don't see it as a desperation move so much as a, we have a SB caliber team this year but with a major achiles heel. Yes Talib is a head case but it's not like they are extending him (I hope they don't). Talib is a move where he has to be on his best behavior for the rest of the year or no one will sign him next year. So, maybe BB is just hoping to get the half of year out of him and catch lighting in a bottle. If it works it's well worth a 4th round pick, if it doesn't then it was just as good of a shot to take as drafting a player in the 4th honestly. The Pats have rebuilt everything on the team and have a very young team except in the DB core (rebuilt wise not youth wise). Honestly in the 4th what would the odds of finding a starting caliber CB be? Yes this move carries risks but the pay off could far outweight it in the end, esp since we don't need a ton of picks this up coimng draft given the youth currently on the team