Bucs Not Trading Aqib Talib

April 18th, 2012

Not surprisingly, after Scott Reynolds of PewterReport.com suggested the Bucs had troubled cornerback Aqib Talib featured on the NFL’s trading block, Joe suspected that there would be dissenting opinions and they are already flying in.

One would be from NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora who all but said a trade of Talib will not take place any time soon.

@JasonLaCanfora: Would be very surprised if the Bucs did shop CB Aqib Talib. They love his play and have stood by him despite off field issues.

This is the way Joe looks at it: First, with Talib facing a suspension from NFL warden commissioner Roger Goodell, if not a prison sentence in a Texas penitentiary, just what general manager would give the Bucs a decent draft pick for the guy?

Remember, a player of far more impact who had a demonstrated ability to make big plays in the biggest of games, Santonio Holmes, could only fetch a fifth round pick. Why? Partially because he was facing a suspension (not a potential prison sentence).

So to expect the Bucs to get anything better than that is, well, Joe believes, wishful thinking.

Does Joe believe Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik to be gauging other general managers if there is interest in Talib? Sure.

But interest and draft picks are two different things.

21 Responses to “Bucs Not Trading Aqib Talib”

  1. FlBoy84 Says:

    Don’t think Jason, Joe, Scott or any other reporter knows whether they are or not, but it does make for interesting speculation. Will be curious to see what the take is if/when the trade is made. Lots of possibilities between now and the start of the season.

  2. FlBoy84 Says:

    On a side note, PR does seem to like simply throwing a lot of things out there and then when one of the thirty pans out, pat themselves on the back and spout off about how insightful they are. Not that they’re the only ones with a website that like to do that though.

  3. Snook Says:

    Not saying PR isn’t wrong, but LaCanfora would be the last person to trust on any NFL news. Shefter OWNS that guy.

  4. Timbuc Says:

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    I’m really hoping no one swallowed the hook on that Talib being dangled for trade rumor. Word here at One Buc is there is NOTHING to it.

  5. bucbelevr Says:


    You’re right! Schefter DOES own La Canfora. Without Schefter, (and to some degree Florio, sometimes Mortensen) doing everyone’s work….what would these football sites have to report??

  6. jvato24 Says:

    IF Brandon Marshall went for a 3rd rd pick … Talib if not guilty is definitely worth that … Marshall is worse than Talib IMO and their talent is close to where they put up good numbers but not quite ProBowlers.

  7. JohnM Says:

    The Bucs are shopping him just to see if there is any interest before they release him. You would be foolish to think Talib will be back next season. Dom seems to be doing a good job with damage control, even getting LaCanfora in on the action.

  8. Sensiblebuc Says:

    You had me until La Canfora Joe. That tweet probably means Talib will be traded tomorrow lol.

  9. Sensiblebuc Says:


    Whoa! Talib better than Marshall?!! Somebody mustve spiked your Wheaties this morning Vato!!!

  10. raphael Says:

    take a 4th or a 5th and run …..we can do much better

  11. Snook Says:

    I’m really now sure how LaCanfora even got that job at NFL Network.

  12. Adam Says:

    Eagles are shopping Asante Samuel. Trade for Samuel, draft Richardson. 2 problems solved.

  13. thibs5599 Says:

    WOOOOOOO….STAY IN TAMPA TALIB…..all the Talib haters can suck it the man has gotten into a few fights and ‘supposedly” shot at a rapist woman beater. 8 pics this year Talib come on….Those of you who think we are better off without him are out of your minds and clearly want to lose.

  14. bucbelevr Says:

    Talib + 3rd rounder to Vikings, up to #3. Schiano playing it cool, firmly wants TRich for his running power plan.


  15. bucbelevr Says:

    Then Vikes could still take Kalil at #5….

  16. jvato24 Says:

    Totally F’in Crazy ..

  17. jvato24 Says:

    The thing to realize is Talib will most likely not have any charges .. He was never tested for residue .. And he shot at a guy that has something like 4 sexual assaults and had been investigated for domestic abuse earlier in the day he was shot at.

    Ronde has said he is a good person. (dumb) but a good person.

    When you guys arer GMs of a pro football team … You can cut your top players for getting in trouble all you want. But I will get the most out of them or trade them. But not cutting him.

    Unless he pulls that Personal Foul BS like at the end of the Bears game last year. That had me crazy mad,.

  18. Danny Says:

    Wouldn’t be surprised if Raheem tries to bring Talib with him to DC.

  19. RastaMon Says:

    Who TF would trade for a player with a trial weeks away and a potential of a prison release years away……

  20. jvato24 Says:

    Hes really not tradeable till probably the end of the preseason if cleared … Hey the Bears traded for Marshall the weekend he had battery on a woman at a club !!!!

  21. Kujolw84 Says:

    Yeah everyone knows this was a BS story he’s got one year left on his contract. I see a CB in the first round this year and 2013.