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Aqib Talib lacking confidence? Never

FOXBOROUGH — Practice was starting in less than 10 minutes, so Patriots players were busy getting taped up and dressed. But a personal challenge had been issued, and Aqib Talib is simply not someone who will ignore, or decline, a personal challenge.

Fellow cornerback Marquice Cole said he didn’t think Talib could do 35 pull-ups. Talib said otherwise. Off they went to the weight room.

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