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Aqib Talib a singular talent

Return of cornerback's matchup ability will be key for Patriots defense

Updated: November 12, 2013, 2:25 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

When New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is asked which cornerbacks he's coached over the past 39 NFL seasons have the most similarities to Aqib Talib, the list is a short one.

Maybe former New England Patriot Ty Law, but even then it's not a perfect fit.

"They're both good perimeter corners, but I see them as having different skill sets," he said. "Maybe Ty would be similar in that he was a good corner and you could put him on a lot of players and not maybe feel like ...

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