Don’t expect Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib to get dragged into a war of words with Bills receiver Stevie Johnson. And blame the NBA for that.
Johnson raised more than a few eyebrows in these parts when he said that nobody in the Patriots secondary could cover him. Surely that would get a rise out of Talib, who will likely line up opposite him in Sunday’s season opener in Buffalo, at least occasionally.
Apparently, Johnson’s comments hadn’t reached the Patriots cornerback.
“I don’t watch NFL Network or read the newspapers during the season,” Talib said. “I’m a basketball fan, so my TV pretty much stays on NBA TV.”
If anything, Talib had nothing but positive things to say about Johnson. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.