It would appear as though Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib wants the Houston Texans to beat his former team, the New England Patriots, on Saturday.
As passed along by James Palmer of NFL Network, Talib has sent his notes on New England to Houston cornerback A.J. Bouye.
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) January 14, 2017
So, we’ll know who to look at if any Patriots are poked in the eyes, or any Texans are shoved from behind by a teammate.
In all seriousness, this can certainly help Houston in its quest to upset the Patriots.
If anyone would know how to slow the New England offense down, Talib would be the man. He was on the Patriots in 2012 and 2013. After leaving New England, Talib signed with the Broncos, a team that has enjoyed a great deal of success against Tom Brady and the New England offense.
With Brock Osweiler under center against a formidable Patriots’ defense, the Texans don’t figure to score a lot of points on Saturday night. If Houston is going to win, it will need a big performance from the defense. Bouye and his fellow defenders will need to do everything that Denver usually does against New England — and probably a little more.
Time will tell if this will help the Texans. But it certainly won’t hurt.