Bedard: The Patriots Don’t Build Their Team With ‘Tom Brady’s Window’ In Mind

March 12, 2014 2:49 PM
Bedard: The Patriots Don’t Build Their Team With ‘Tom Brady’s Window’ In Mind
" BOSTON (CBS) – Greg Bedard of Sports Illustrated’s TheMMQB joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich Wednesday morning to discuss what’s next for the Patriots in free agency.

Despite Patriots fans’ demand for the contrary, it will be business as usual in New England.

Not signing Aqib Talib proves that notion.

Talib signed with the Denver Broncos late last night, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported that it’s a six-year deal worth $57 million, with $26 million guaranteed.

Bedard agrees that the move improves the Broncos by a lot – in turn making the Patriots weaker – but “none of this matters until the season starts.”

With the signing of T.J. Ward, Aqib Talib and the imminent signing of recently cut defensive end Demarcus Ware, there’s no question the Broncos have gotten better since the free agency floodgates opened Tuesday afternoon.

However, Bedard is of the mind the Patriots will be fine without Talib.

“I think people around here overrated Talib a little bit and his impact on the defense as a whole. I think a lot of the defensive improvement came from the entire defense getting better and improving with their personnel "

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