Talib Was Covering Injured Jennings

November 21st, 2011
Yes, Joe knows this is Myron Lewis, not Talib.

Today Raheem Morris dropped major love on Aqib Talib for his performance yesterday.

Tasked with covering Pro Bowl Green Bay receiver Greg Jennings, Raheem said, Aqib Talib shut him down. The final line on Jennings was two catches for six yards.

“Might be Talib’s best game I’ve seen him play,” said Raheem, who praised Talib for playing man-to-man nearly every snap and recording three knockdowns.

But in what surely qualifies as big time Monday morning quarterbacking, Joe has to wonder why Talib wasn’t moved away from Jennings in man coverage at some point after Jennings was injured during the game.

“He had a shin bruise, something there we were looking at. He was going in and out,” Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy said of Jennings during his postgame news conference.

Obviously, Talib couldn’t have covered completely for both Myron Lewis and E.J. Biggers, who hardly had their best days. But as much as the Bucs were gambling yesterday, Joe’s a bit surprised that they seemingly didn’t make Jennings prove he was healthy against another cornerback in the second half.

9 Responses to “Talib Was Covering Injured Jennings”

  1. Captain Stagger Says:

    I hope his lawyer is right and he keeps himself out of jail. Biggers and Lewis aren’t cutting it and it will be tough to replace to CB’s with the need for LB’s.

  2. bucfanjeff Says:

    Myron Lewis has been injury prone and when in-game, looks lost.
    Has he even had a remotely good game in his short career? Anything to hang a hat on and give hope for the future? I honestly can’t think of any.
    It’s almost time to move on from him and I’ll be surprised if he makes the team next year. I think his whole body of work has been that bad.

  3. macabee Says:

    There were enough gambles that didn’t work in yesterday’s game that didn’t work. No need to add another by moving Talib to Nelson. Jennings had a shin bruise, Talib has a lingering hip injury. Talib shut down Jennings – two catches for 6 yds – end of conversation!

  4. Joshua Licht Says:

    The lack of talent on this defense is frightening. LB and DB can’t be much worse. Biggers and Lewis, two guys drafted by Dominik, and Black and Hayes are not cutting it as starters

  5. kappa08 Says:

    not fair…he played a good game. Jennings “shin” had nothing to do with Aqib batting balls down that a 1 armed child could catch.

  6. tcaviar Says:

    Aquib has been shutting his man down in man to man coverage every game but he doesnt play for the cowboys so it goes unoticed

  7. Biggers is awful Says:

    EJ Bigger is the second coming of Sabby the Goat…he sux

  8. Tommy Boy Says:

    Obviously, Talib couldn’t have covered completely for both Myron Lewis and E.J. Biggers, who hardly had their best days.

    Lol, we didnt/don’t need J. Joseph remember?

  9. Oahubuc Says:

    Ew Myron Lewis.