Run Talib, RunJune 3rd, 2010
Perhaps preparing for his next traffic stop, helmet-wielding Aqib Talib was seen running 100-yard sprints after practice today, so Twittered Tampa Tribune Bucs beat writer Anwar Richardson.
Anwar: Bucs CB Aqib Talib appeared to be running 100-yard gasers alone after practice today.
Of course, Joe is just kidding about the traffic stop. Talib was simply doing what he should be doing: everything he can to elevate his game to a Pro Bowl level.
As Joe has written before, young veteran starters like Talib, Tanard Jackson, Geno Hayes and Barrett Ruud need to elevate their games this season for the Bucs to be successful. And perhaps that’s even more important than the Bucs rookies all impressing, which is highly unlikely to begin with.
Richardson tracked down Raheem The Dream to inquire why Talib was busting his butt. Apparently, Talib was seeking an edge to stay healthy in 2010.
Anwar: Bucs coach Raheem Morris said Aqib Talib was running gasers after practice to prevent hamstring injuries in the future.
Joe loves hearing this stuff, especially considering Talib popped a hamstring late in the season against Atlanta that set up the dreaded Derrick Roberson-Roddy White matchup in that game.
Perhaps Talib’s court-ordered anger management classes have him channeling some of his notorious extracurricular energy in the right direction.
Go get’em, Talib.