Injuries Continue To Plague Talib

December 4th, 2011

Forget about the pending felony assault charge and his past transgressions, Aqib Talib just isn’t that valuable because he’s hurt every year.

Hamstring injuries, knee trouble, and a freak hip injury have limited Talib and kept him out of a lot of games over the past three seasons.

He was playing stellar football the past two games before leaving the field early in the first quarter today with more hamstring issues. Raheem Morris confirmed the injury after the game on the Buccaneers Radio Network. Joe saw Talib pop that hammy and couldn’t help but think of one of his favorite Buccaneers, linebacker safety Jermaine Phillips.

The heralded matchup of Steve Smith and Talib never materialized. It turned out E.J. Biggers did a very solid job on Smith.

Talib is signed for next season, and Joe would expect he’ll be back, assuming he’s not found guilty in Texas. Joe’s just not sure Talib’s persistent injury troubles make him part of the long term.

5 Responses to “Injuries Continue To Plague Talib”

  1. sandbagrudy Says:

    Yeah that’s a typical I don’t want to play today the seasons over come up lame move on his behalf. Go do your three to five years in prison and wonder what life could have been if you didn’t use your head as a plunger. Jenkins was in your back yard and you draft this taxi jacking pistol whipping nitwit who can’t stay on the field.

  2. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    So…what exactly IS the long term?

  3. Leighroy Says:

    – Talib is a ? always.
    – Barber I frankly can’t imagine still wants to be a part of this.
    – EJ Biggers either locks guys up or lets guys have career days on them
    – Elbert Mack has done well as a nickel or quarter CB I guess?
    – Myron Lewis I have never seen make a play whenever he is even healthy
    – Gaitor is still an unknown at this point

    We have a potential disaster on our hands at CB next year, if Barber retires.

  4. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    They need to start Gaitor next week.

  5. TheProsUseAdvoCare Says:

    Seems like guys on our team get hurt a lot the past few years. Perhaps we need to take a look at Kurtis Shultz’s performance as well.