Run Talib, Run

June 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.

8 Responses to “Run Talib, Run”

  1. Vince Says:

    and he was running (in my best Forrest Gump voice)

  2. RastaMon Says:

    its easy to impress in the offseason…
    so many holes in talent and leadership….
    team chemistry and identity …unstable and seaching at best
    the W/L record is less important than measurable progress in
    talent growth

  3. RustyRhino Says:

    Yeah your right Rastamon he could have been @ssed up in the house hitting the bong….

  4. RustyRhino Says:

    Keep up the hard work Talib, only way to get better is to work at getting better.

  5. Eric Says:

    more beneficial than passing gass after practice………………..

  6. jason Says:

    Talib might just b growin up 2 be a man and has learned from his past mistakes. Only time will tell. # 25 will be in the pro bowl this year. I believe this is the year he elavates his game to that status. 9 picks 3 touchdowns. Mark it down. He will have more T.D. s than hands of stone Clayton.

  7. TJ Says:

    Agree with Jason Talib will be a pro bowler. Can remember his rookie year when he went up agianst steve smith thought iit would be a matchup problem but he held his own. He was a cuple of near misses from 6 or 7 ints !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Capt.Tim Says:

    Running 100 yard gassers, after a 2 1/2 practiceshows real commitment. Don’t know if I’d wanna do that in 92* degree, 95% humidity!!
    Personally, I thought Talib had a great year last season( ON the field!), and has developed into a shut down corner.
    Just hope staying late didn’t make him miss his ride! We sure don’t want him taking any Taxi rides . . . .