Tanard With Talib, And More

June 29th, 2011

Just a quick morning update from the thankfully cloud-covered Bucs players-only minicamp in Bradenton today. 

Pals Tanard Jackson and Aqib Talib walked onto the field together earlier. Joe will have a photo later. Anybody got a caption?

Jackson, per BSPN.com, can be with the team during the lockout but once it’s over it’s right back to excommunicated status until he’s reinstated by NFL hatchetman Roger Goodell.

Speaking of the hatchetman, he’s here with DeMaurice Smith, first buzzing around on a golf cart and now watching practice.

Of course, you’d already know most of this if you followed Joe on Twitter.

32 Responses to “Tanard With Talib, And More”

  1. FreemanBomb5 Says:

    Oh brother I don’t think those two really need to be pals off the field. Although imagine driving the cab that has to pick up both Talib and Clayborn. Talib’s latest incident is something that I can relate to, I’d fight to defend my sister also. Tanard being a millionaire and just having to pee clean on the other hand is basically a moron. It isn’t that hard to get a clean friend to pee for him, if he really wanted to pass (being dirty) there are ways that he could.

  2. FreemanBomb5 Says:

    Tanard and Talib are the two best players in our secondary however.

  3. Travis Says:

    ^^ this is true, and sad at the same time, because we could possibly go the entire season without the 2 best players in our secondary… Hell the two best players on our defense… Thats sickening

  4. jeffrey Graybeal Says:

    Smoking Guns unite at Bucs mini camp Tanard= Smoking and Talib= Guns

  5. jeffrey Graybeal Says:

    Or how about Talib and Tanard show up to camp guns ablazing

  6. FreemanBomb5 Says:

    I love our secondary with the bash brothers (Tanard and Talib) but without we leave a lot to be desired… I would think that both will be suited up by week 6, but atleast by our bye week I’m thinking we’l be back at full strength

  7. jvato24 Says:

    TJax- You really just gotta lay low Aqib, relax and dont get so uptight and outta control out there in Texas

  8. jvato24 Says:

    Aqib: I know man, stuff just gets outta control man TJax: If you need help relaxin i got what you need

  9. K2theSoldier Says:

    bring em both back!

  10. FreemanBomb5 Says:

    Wonder if those guys got along with Stevens. Pretty sure he was the “connect” until his arrest haha

  11. Chris FWC :) Says:

    Anybody got a caption?

    “Hey Tee, you think this HEAT is hot in Florida you should try Texas!”

  12. Captain Stagger Says:

    If they return (fingers crossed) there will be some serious battles in preseason….Biggers v Lewis and Black v Grimm. Allot will be determined by Grimms health, but I’m sure Black was drafted to be more than a back up. As for Lewis and Biggers…….who knows………no really…… anybody have any insight?????

  13. Amar Says:

    Taliban Talib and Retard Jackson

  14. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    Two guys that we can be real proud of as members of our organization. Why not just resign Jerramy Stevens? Tell Rah Rah that Rae Carruth is probably available soon. Why not shoot for the apex of the bad character mountain – maybe hire OJ as a consultant.

    No matter how good of a guy that Free, Ronde, Barrett, Davin, Cody Grimm etc are – this org will always be considered low character if you keep players like this.

  15. Dave Says:

    Thomas 2.2

    Stevens is not even close to be in the same category as these two. Several rape allegations is not the same as an anger issue and a pot head.

    Quite honestly, Tanard is not in the same category as Talib either. he is simply stupid if he can’t lay off weed for a decade to have an NFL career.

    As far as Talib…. Most his things were minor until this, there were just a bunch of them. This incident, however, has everything pointing to him doing nothing wrong if you look at all the facts.

    I am not defending him, he needs to stay away from situations that can become harmful, I mean, it is not hard to do, but I would not cut him unless he is found guilty.

  16. Hector Says:

    Guess what Thomas? Character doesn’t win you supper bowls. why should we care about their character? we don’t owe the team anything. we don’t pay their salaries, unless you really think ticket prices is enough to cover the entire rosters salary. winning is more important to me than character. one of the greatest bucs had the worse character “perception” (Sapp), yet everyone loved his game.

  17. Hector Says:

    super**** not supper but you know what i mean.

  18. ATLBucsFan Says:

    How ’bout: “Phew, no cops here!”

  19. Tuggz Says:

    Amar was that necessary? Get some class.

  20. K2theSoldier Says:

    Wake up Thomas, smoking weed doesn’t make you a piece of crap of a person. It just makes you stupid. Tanard isn’t a bad guy, he’s never hurt anyone, he’s just lacking in the brains department.

    Talib is a douche, sure. But every team has some sort of dirt bag on it. Unfortunately, Talib is a stud corner back and our secondary blew without him. Tanard is expendable, Talib is absolutely not.

  21. Capt.Tim Says:

    Tanard” when I said ‘smoke a bud’, I didn’t mean your brother-in-law!!”

  22. Capt.Tim Says:

    “Tanard and Talib are the best players on our Defense! ”

    Based on what?? You apologist are getting sickening. Now Tanard is “elite”!!

    You guys really are Zombies! How many proBowls, all pros MVPs


    Votes for all pro.

    Top 100 rated by their peers?

    Zombies that have mancrushes on them, and delusions of their greatness?

    I count 4 or 5

  23. K2theSoldier Says:

    Capt.Tim, how many of those accolades have any other players on our defense won besides Ronde? He’s surely not the best player on the defense at this point in his career.
    Last I checked G-Mac, Ruud and Sean Jones haven’t won a thing. Don’t be a fool.
    Just curious, who do you think is the best player on the defense? Based on your previous comment is has to be someone in the NFL networks top 100 list, or an all pro. Both of which are non existent on our squad.

  24. Bucnjim Says:

    Barber (even though he’s lost a step) is by far the best player on defense. Talib is probably top 5 on the defense, but I’m not sure where I’d rank Jackson. It seems like an eternity since I’ve seen him in action. Could be just wishful thinking, but I’d like to see Cody Grimm & McCoy continue to improve and become the next leaders of this D. If Quincy Black can use his physical strengh AND his experience from last year; he may become a force in the middle. No sign of Ruud in these practices! I guess he doesn’t want any pictures of him standing next to Quincy Black. Someone would confuse him for a high school coach.

  25. jarrett Says:

    captain tim couldnt judge talent if it smacked him in the face. He is good at judging character but has no clue judging talent unless walter football tells him so

  26. K2theSoldier Says:

    How is Barber “by far” the best player on the defense? That’s ridiculous. Most football-intelligent? Maybe. Best player? No way.

  27. Bucnjim Says:


    Look up the Bucs top 10 defensive plays of 2010 and tell me who shows up with more game changing plays. No disrespect intended, but I think you’ll be surprised. I know I was!

  28. FreemanBomb5 Says:

    Ronde is a great leader/ mentor type for the team, but his best playing days are behind him. If you can honestly say that Talib isn’t the best player on the defense your just trying to find reasons to hate on his game. Tanard Jackson has been a top five safety in the league since he got here, if you don’t remember he hits like Grimm but actually can make plays on the ball. If you think Cody Grimm is going to keep Tanard out of the starting lineup, than you my friend are the blind sheep

  29. K2theSoldier Says:

    Bucnjim, what are the huge game changing plays Ronde made this year? His pick against the Browns was very big, I’ll give you that one. But what else? Certainly he didn’t come up with any huge sacks or forced fumbles. His other 2 interceptions came in easy wins (Carolina, SF). Maybe I’m forgetting some plays, but I really can’t recall many game changing moments that Ronde had this year.

  30. BigMacAttack Says:

    “Hey bro, let’s sneak off while Josh is busy and burn one”

    “Josh what was the play?” A slanted Post? Oh I got that for sure”

    “Nickel??? It’s gonna take at least a dime to get my blood pumpin”

    “C’mon Cody, you need to try this $h!t”

    “Rah looks really cool over there with his mic and binocs in the bushes”

    “Do you think he saw us? Nah man, he’d been wantin to hit it for sure”

  31. Bucnjim Says:

    Maybe it was a stretch calling Barber the best on the D by far (since I’m a huge Barber fan) Talib had 6 Int’s which is impressive and more than I thought. Barber on the other hand had 82 tackles compared to Talib’s 40. I’m not comparing the two because I like them both. The thing about Ronde is he’s always cracking someone twice his size at the line of scrimmage. He’s tough as hell and doesn’t shy away from contact. Are his best days behind him? Yes! Is he a leader in the secondary and still tough as hell? Yes!

  32. Capt.Tim Says:

    Jarrett and freemanbombwhatever,

    Having read both your comments for some time. I’ve decided you are both kids. You think Talib and Tanard are cool anti social. What they really are is stupid. About to get fired from their million dollar jobs. Of course, at your age, you think life is just a ” grand theft auto” game anyway.

    If you want to know who the Bucs are drafting( Clayborn) in the first round, 4 months early- ya listen to me. If ya want to know how many games they are gonna win(8+), when everyone is predicting 5 or less- ya listen to me. If ya wanna here some kids mancrush on a coupla undisciplined dumbasses, you listen to these two kids- end of story