Talib Disses Gruden, Monte, RaheemJanuary 19th, 2014
Helmet-wielding, cabbie-slugging, Adderrall-popping, coach-cussing, referee-charging, pistol-friendly, granny-hassling Aqib Talib is a real sweetheart.
Based on his recent comments, Talib seems to have forgotten he came into the NFL under Jon Gruden, Monte Kiffin, Raheem Morris, Ronde Barber and Derrick Brooks back in 2008, even legendary Kevin Carter was around to teach him the ropes.
Talib even jumped into a winner and the spotlight, as the Bucs opened his rookie season 9-3 and headed to Carolina for showdown with Carolina on Monday Night Football (aka the beginning of the end.) But that’s all ancient history for the Patriots’ new minister of defense.
“I’ve been in the NFL since ’08,” Talib said this week, per the Boston Herald. “But I’ve really been in the NFL since November of 2012.”
It’s not surprising to Joe that Talib is intoxicated by all things New England, where players are jailed on murder raps and the head coach cheats — and they win.
What was interesting about the Boston Herald story is that it repeated its report from last year, which claimed Talib turned down a multi-year deal from the Patriots. Talib opted for a one-year, perform-and-cash-in-later offer of $5 million for the 2013 season. If Talib can stay out of trouble for seven more weeks, he’ll be very, very rich man.