“When He Gets Back, Then We Go With Him”

October 14th, 2012

It seems suspended Aqib Talib will be welcomed back to One Buc Palace when his four-game suspension is finished in three weeks, following the Bucs-Raiders game in Oakland.

Various Bucs Joe talked to about Talib today didn’t let on any vibe that Talib is a goner, a soon-to-be excommunicated Buccaneer Man. The leader of the New Schiano Order even gave a vote of confidence for Talib.

“When he gets back, then we go with him,” Schiano said after the Bucs win against the Chiefs.

Schiano went on to praise E.J. Biggers and said the secondary didn’t miss a beat, before explaining he expects Talib to be ready.

When Aqib’s suspension is up, I really believe he’ll work hard and be ready, and then we’ll go from there,” Schiano said

Joe knows most fans view Talib as a pill-popping waste of talent who has gotten far too many chances. Joe wouldn’t cry if Talib is, in fact, cut soon. But Joe has no problem if the Bucs play wait-and-see with Talib and keep him on the roster for a while.

There are other ways to make players “accountable” other than cutting them. It’s crazy to talk playoffs, but the Bucs have no business cutting Talib this season if they’re in the hunt for a playoff spot when he returns.

Make Talib re-pass the dreaded conditioning test. Make him re-earn his spot. But don’t cut him to prove a point when you don’t have  to. The Bucs might need Talib’s services down the stretch. And that’s accountability to the fans who want to see winning football first and foremost.

11 Responses to ““When He Gets Back, Then We Go With Him””

  1. Tommy Boy Says:

    Accountability to the fans…Very well put Joe. I do expect Talib to be on another team next year though.

  2. Sneedy16 Says:

    I see him coming cheap or on another team either way he is a serviceable CB. Honestly anything to keep Myron Lewis off the field is good with me.

  3. BucSnob Says:

    Is he a knuckle head? Yes, but he is still talented. I won’t be surprised if he is resigned as his off the field issues have caused him to lose money. We may get him at a bargain.

  4. 1976Buc Says:

    All year Schiano has said one thing in press conferences and done another. Smoke and mirrors and that’s ok. We will find out if the dreaded Schiano Doghouse is as bad as he wants us to believe.

  5. tidalguy Says:

    I thought the Glazers hired a keeper for this knucklehead?

  6. raphael Says:

    doesn’t matter ..only a matter of time before Talib is in trouble again…sadly

  7. Buc fan south Tampa Says:

    Talib told Schiano early in training camp abt his pill popping. Since he outed himself he gets a bye.

  8. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I’m trying to make myself upset at Talib about this latest incident, but I’m having a hard time. It was stupid, no doubt, but not really justifiable to be cut. Obviously due to all the other incidents, it may be the last straw for him, but to me this is a totally different type of incident. Had he punched someone, shot someone, cursed at a coach, or smoked week, I would definitely feel differently. If he really was trying to take a pill (or more appropriately, a “chill pill”) to keep his temper down, then I at least appreciate the fact that he’s trying to fix his problems. I guess in a way I kind of admire him for that. But damn Talib, can’t you at least get a prescription? It’s really not that hard to do, is it?

  9. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “All year Schiano has said one thing in press conferences and done another. Smoke and mirrors and that’s ok. We will find out if the dreaded Schiano Doghouse is as bad as he wants us to believe.”


    Like what? What exactly has he done that he said he wouldn’t do? None of us know the exact situation, especially how Talib handled the situation. We don’t know what goes on behind closed doors, nor should we. That’s a pretty big accusation (basically you are calling him a liar) without knowing the facts.

  10. scott Says:

    The one thing that kind of shouts leniency here is the drug he was using. It’s not like he was snorting coke or meth, he took adderall. Frankly he never struck me as being too bright, I wonder if he wasn’t trying to lean the new playbook and took it to help himself concentrate.

    Still with the money he makes he could always find an MD somewhere to prescribe anything he asks for.

    Also Joe, could you drop the ads with audio that auto load? It’s real pain to try to find them and turn them off.

  11. Sneedy16 Says:

    To be honest adderall was a big thing in college. I saw students popping those things like tic tac so they can study for longs hours before their exams. It keeps you focus for hours. Never tried it though, just was in a group and knew a guy that took it. Ended up with liver issues.