“He Worked His Butt Off”April 27th, 2011
Everybody has an opinion on Aqib Talib. And from Joe’s research and polling data — how Zogby of Joe — public opinion of Talib is improving.
This week JoeBucsFan.com readers were polled and 22.5 percent said the Bucs should ditch Talib before the 2011 season. The exact same poll following Talib’s arrest in late March saw 33 percent say the Bucs should dump him before the season.
Joe’s not surprised Talib is winning the public opinion battleground. When you’re defending family from sleaze, people have a way of understanding, even if you’re out of control.
Speaking today on The King David Show with Shaun King and guest co-host Anwar Richardson of TBO.com on 1010 AM, former Bucs defensive lineman and very smooth-talker Kevin Carter weighed in on Talib.
Carter said Talib was a model teammate in Tampa Bay when it came to dedication to his craft.
“I’d see him and it was always, Hi, Mr. Carter. He was respectful,’” said Carter, adding that Talib put in long hours at One Buc Place. “He worked his butt off.”
Carter said the Bucs have invested so much in Talib they should keep him and “take your chances that he’ll grow up.”
Again, Joe just can’t believe the Bucs are going to cast aside Talib like Derrick Brooks a bug-infested sandwich, as the St. Pete Times told its readers Sunday. Surely, the Bucs will take what they can get in return, if they wash their hands of Talib at all.