Talib, Phillips won Su­per Bowl in 2015

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ca­reer as an as­sis­tant with the 2008 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with whom Talib was a rookie out of Kansas.

“We all had some great ex­pe­ri­ences to­gether,” re­called Talib. “The main thing is, that ex­pe­ri­ence has led us to be play­ing some very good foot­ball go­ing into the Su­per Bowl.”

Talib played for the Pa­tri­ots in 2012-13, and still has many friends in the New Eng­land locker room.

From 2014-16, he played for the Bron­cos.

“I think Wade and Aqib have a re­la­tion­ship that is based on them both be­ing at the top of their games,” Mcvay said. “There’s a strong respect there.

“Wade told me last year about a time Aqib sug­gested a cov­er­age late in a game at Kansas City. Wade called it, and Aqib in­ter­cepted a pass to seal a vic­tory.”

Phillips and Talib had an emo­tional em­brace af­ter the NFC Cham­pi­onship Game vic­tory at New Or­leans, where Talib lim­ited Michael Thomas to four catches for 40 yards.

“Wade gives you a lot of con­fi­dence as a player,” Talib said. “You know he’s go­ing to put you in the best po­si­tion to make plays and be successful. It breeds con­fi­dence that he has the an­swer for any sit­u­a­tion.”

He did against Brady the last time he played him.

“That 2015 Bron­cos de­fense was one of the best in NFL his­tory,” Phillips said. “As a coach, you just try to put them in po­si­tion to make plays.

“You’re not gonna fool Tom Brady. You have to out­play him.”

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