Thankfully, An End To Aqib Talib Nonsense TalkMarch 16th, 2013
So Joe breathed a sigh of relief to learn this afternoon that helmet-wielding, cabbie-slugging, pill-popping, granny-hassling Aqib Talib did the Bucs, and indirectly Bucs fans, a favor by signing a one-year pact with Bill Belicheat.
Joe actually turned on local radio airwaves yesterday afternoon — and quickly returned to SiriusXM NFL Radio — upon hearing people actually pining for the return of Talib! Can you imagine?
Why?! That’s like asking for another case of the mumps.
Joe literally has no idea where this fallacy came from that Talib is one of the game’s better corners. Even people who should know better peddle this absurd notion.
@RapSheet: On Talib: Smart of an elite CB to sign a 1-year deal in soft market, rather than a multi-year offer he got. He had 3 other options, stayed.
ELITE??? Good grief, have we, as Americans, lost our standards this badly? Just what exactly makes anyone think Talib is “elite?” Anyone that calls Talib “elite” is admitting they have never watched him play or have a far different definition of “elite.”
Simply playing for Belicheat does not make one “elite.”
Elite pain in the neck? Maybe. Elite talent? That’s debatable. Elite player? Don’t insult Joe.
Do elite corners allow Hakeem Nicks, not exactly to be confused with Jerry Rice, to charbroil them for 199 yards?
Just because one has talent does not make him elite. Reggie Bush has talent, for example. He’s not even close to being elite.
Then there’s Talib’s dependability, which is just slightly above depending on the weather in Chicago in March. When he’s not injured or suspended or incarcerated, yeah, Talib may be dependable. It’s hard to be dependable much less elite while caged in a county jail.
Joe would rather have Brandon McDonald than Talib. At least you can pretty much depend on McDonald to suit up and take the field.
Thank goodness this nonsense of Talib’s return to the Bucs is dead. At least for a year (sigh).