Derrick Brooks High On Aqib Talib

December 4th, 2009

As is often the case when he co-hosts “The Red Zone,” on Sirius NFL Radio Fridays at 1 p.m., (this week with Alex Marvez of, former Bucs great Derrick Brooks gets peppered with Bucs questions.

Today, Marvez and Brooks were talking about the better cornerbacks in the NFL when Marvez asked Brooks where he would rank Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib.

Brooks didn’t say where he would rank Talib, but Brooks expects Talib to dominate opposing receivers in the near future, provided he does one thing.

“He needs to grow up,” Brooks responded when Marvez asked why most league insiders don’t talk about Talib being an elite player. “He needs to get that maturity off the field. Once he does that, people will take more notice of him on the field.

“He’s already a great cover corner. But he has to put in the work off the field. He just can’t take [his play] for granted.”

Sounds like solid advice from one of the game’s greats. Who is Joe to disagree with Brooks?

3 Responses to “Derrick Brooks High On Aqib Talib”

  1. Matthew Says:

    I am high on him too! But it sucks that he has all the off the field stuff because it makes you not want to like him. Also the fact that he’s one more incident away for sitting for 4 to 8 games sucks. We should be building our defense around Aqib as the Jets are with Revis, but we can’t because no football team can take a chance and build around a guy how could get himself kicked out of the NFL.

  2. Al Says:

    Aqbi Talib loves his momma!! and he always wears those funny fisher hats, how can you not like the guy!

  3. Chuck Says:

    Move on Derrick