So what makes him such a threat with the ball?
"Because I used to play offense," Talib said Thursday. "I used to love playing offense. I played offense in high school, in college, and I don't get to play it in the league. So when I get the ball, I have to score my touchdowns like I'm on offense. I just like offensive guys, they don't practice tackling like that. It would be wrong to let those guys tackle me when I get the ball. That's kind of how I go about it."
"In Tampa, I was this close, I was young, too," Talib said. "I was young and flying around. I was this close to getting an offensive package. I came to work late on a Monday. (Then-coach) Raheem Morris called me up to his office and said, 'I had a 15-play script for you on offense,' and ripped it up. That's Raheem Morris, he's my dog. He was going to give me an opportunity."
"Actually, when I first got to New England, I think my first practice maybe, (coach) Bill (Belichick) kept me after practice for like 20 minutes and Tom (Brady) threw me like 10 routes: stop routes, fades, a couple slants the first day I got there," said Talib. "I guess I didn't look good enough because he never did it again. I feel like I caught all of my passes though. I was working hard out there but I still want to know what happened with that, Bill."
So do we. Coach Belichick, if you're reading this, feel free to hit the comment section below.