Grimm And Williams Must Improve Their Swag

October 15th, 2010 photo by Kyra Hallett

Now Joe listens to all the Bucs player shows on WDAE-AM 620 so he can share anything interesting with readers and learn more about the team.

This truly is a public service, since often these shows are about as exciting as a Larry King-Tony Bennett interview, but Aqib Talib’s appearance on Wednesday night was a little entertaining. Talib’s voice is unique, and he kept it real talking to callers.

Some highlights:

Talib is very concerned about his swag, and other players’ swag. His pink breast-cancer-awareness socks got a hole in them against the Bengals, and Talib isn’t sure he’ll get a replacement pair before the Bucs wear their pink accessories again against New Orleans.

When it comes to cornerbacks, you could hear in his voice that Talib is awe of the film he’s watched of Deion Sanders.

“Deion just had that unnatural speed that covered up anything you wanted to cover up. But then on top of that he had technique,” Talib said. “So I mean, you rarely see people who could do it all. Deion to me, in my eyes, he was one of the few corners in the league that could do it all.”

On his teammates, Talib said Cody Grimm let down the secondary with a weak touchdown celebration. “We gotta work on his swag.” And Talib said after three touchdowns Mike Williams needs some much better endzone swag, as well.

Talib talked about he craves going up against the best receivers in the game. And Talib gave a very humble answer when asked what personal goals he has for the season. Pro Bowl? Number of picks? “I always just want to be better than the previous year in every respect,” he said.

13 Responses to “Grimm And Williams Must Improve Their Swag”

  1. bucfanlostiniowa Says:

    Often heard about Talib’s odd voice but have never heard it, how about some audio?

  2. Capt.Tim Says:

    Nice last comment by Talib! Sounds like our lil Cornerback is growing up! That would be good news, cause the thing that’s gonna stop Aqib is Aquib. He has the talent to be an Allpro. I hope he makes it!!

  3. passthebuc Says:

    Regarding Swag, I’m old school. When you get in the end zone, act as if you have been there before and your coming back again.

  4. BamBamBuc Says:

    That cracks me up. He’s talking about Williams and Grimm needing to get some “swag”, and he gives a humble (non-swag) answer “I just want to get better than last year”…. Too funny, keep it humble Talib, and don’t worry if the other guys keep it humble as well.

  5. bucfanjeff Says:

    Before working on “swag”, how about working on not giving up the long ball.

  6. Derf Says:

    Shoot – I was hoping to hear Talib say, “I just want to get thru a season without smacking a cabbie upside the head!”

    Or how about, ‘I want to make sure I don’t whack any of my teammates with a helmet this year.”

    Hey Talib – go get ’em this week. How about a INT against Drew Brees?

  7. JoeBucsSteveCampbell Says:

    Sounds like such a nice, fun-loving kid, hard to imagine his troubled past when you hear him talk.

  8. Not A Rocket Surgeon Says:

    Iowa – they’re putting the audio clips up on the main bucs site.

    the full interview/show is up there.

  9. gitarlvr Says:

    I think he means swagger! Swag is free crap you get conventions and stuff. Between Raheem and Aqib these young Bucs have some awesomely unique vocab. Better get those rooks some “blow” too. Lol

  10. Buc You Says:

    Steve C be very, very careful with that sarcasm. You might get labeled by some protectors of the Buc regime. In fact from the way they comment on your articles, they may already have it out for you. 🙂

    Shaun King’s crowd will not take lightly to your comments.

  11. buckeyebob Says:

    Like the swag….Go Bucs

  12. Capt.Tim Says:

    Bucedyourahdomdaracistjavier and your assorted other alias. Who is Shaun King’s Crowd. Next crap from you and I post yer home adress, then you can explain yer views to “the Crowd”

  13. BucsinNorthCali Says:

    Bucfanjeff….he has been beat on the long ball twice, first one hit his hands and should have been a pick, but he made the right play….the second was suppose to have help over top and he let TO go, both he and Sabby are to blam….but other then that he has been unbeatable.
    6+ picks is not out of question, not to mention he is the good in run support….so sad that our best run stoppers are corners !!!