“Talib Is A Second-Tier Cornerback”September 19th, 2012
Former Bucs defensive tackle Booger McFarland says he has a little clarity about the Bucs after their first two games, even though both contests were dramatically different.
So what’s clear to McFarland? “Aqib Talib is a second-tier cornerback,” McFarland said yesterday on the Todd and Booger Show on 98.7 FM.
Now Joe had to laugh when he heard that. In Joe’s mind, Talib was a second-tier corner entering this season. There’s no shame in that designation, and it was earned, with Talib’s inconsistent play over the years combined with Talib’s various injuries. The guy has elite skills but just hasn’t been steady enough.
For Joe, now the discussion should be about Talib being a third-tier cornerback. Talib wasn’t just beaten repeatedly Sunday. He visibly beaten down mentally and physically.