The New Trade Deadline And Aqib Talib

May 23rd, 2012

Joe was hoping the NFL owners would have bumped the trade deadline beyond the extension to Week 8 approved yesterday. Previously it was at Week 6, and Joe would have loved to see a Week 12 deadline to really drive more wheeling and dealing among teams. It would have been great for the league.

Specifically, Joe was keeping an eye on the owners’ ruling on the trade deadline because of Aqib Talib.

If the Bucs are having a subpar 2012 season but Talib is thriving, then Joe figures Talib will be a prime candidate to be traded.

The reason is Talib’s contract is up after 2012. Joe can’t imagine the Bucs paying Talib the big free-agent contract he’ll be seeking because Talib is such a hard guy to trust on and off the field. Sure, if Talib lights up the league in 2012, the Bucs could always drop the franchise tag on him for $10 million or so, but Joe thinks there are better odds of Carmella Garcia inviting Joe for an intimate hot tub session.

So in Joe’s mind, Talib is the perfect guy to dump before a trade deadline when some team with a pressing need desires a big-time talent with short-term risk.

There likely would be a greater chance of that going down under a later trade deadline, but the move to Week 8 definitely ups the odds of midseason departure for No. 25.

36 Responses to “The New Trade Deadline And Aqib Talib”

  1. BucsFanInChina Says:

    Lots of “what ifs” here, but one sure thing is that Talib is not of that certain “Buccaneer men” mold. I pray the Bucs won’t find themselves in the position of trading Talib away because the season is a lost cause by week 6 or 8 and they just don’t want to shell out the kind of cash to keep our best CB on the roster. Good article and I think Talib’s time will come when his antics will bite him in the butt, but unless the trade is for more help in the secondary this one would be hard to watch.

  2. Bill Says:

    If we don’t have a winning record, then dump him for whatever draft pick you can get. Talib will be hurt by Week 12 anyway.

  3. Jarret Says:

    One step at a time Joe. Lets make sure this fool doesnt get locked up this summer.

  4. Nick Says:

    Crazy how Talib has managed to avoid the ax after Tanard and Kellen.

  5. Mitch Says:

    Talib is a model teammate. If you do some research you’d notice it is his family situation is what has always gotten him into trouble. It was baggage every team in the NFL knew about when he was coming out of college. You can’t force a man to cut ties with his family.

  6. jvato24 Says:

    Why is it crazy ?? Schiano has said Talib has done everything asked of him and ROnde has said Talib is a great teammate but is maybe a bit immature.

    I dont judge people for taking a shot at a multiple assault rapist. I applaud it.

  7. Snook Says:

    I seriously doubt Talib is going to get big money as a free agent in 2012. Maybe a contract that has a lot of “outs” in it. For some reason, people in Tampa think this guy is a bigger star than he really is.

  8. Snook Says:

    Of anyone that’s left, Talib probably has the biggest chance to end up in Washington with his boy, Raheem.

  9. Miracle Says:

    I had a good friend growing up. He was the most loyal and just overall good friend you could ask for… but he was crazy! He couldn’t stay out of trouble. Its not that he would go looking for it. He just always found himself in it.

    I see the Talib the same way. He seems like someone you want to root for because he’s loyal and hard-working by all accounts, but he always finds himself in trouble. You really want the best for him and I could see Schiano going out of his way for Talib because of his good qualities.

    Talib, unlike Tanard Jackson, was and is at the voluntary mini-camps and apparently seems dedicated to his position.

    Btw, if you’re interested. My friend is now in prison which has a good chance of being a similar road for Talib.

  10. FlBoy84 Says:

    Agree Joe, the WK 10-12 trading deadline would’ve made for a bit more wheeling and dealing, as teams would have a better idea if they were playoff bound or not by that time. As far as Talib goes, would prefer the team trade him (if that’s what they deem best) while his value is high, as opposed to waiting until he has another suspension/altercation that makes him less attractive. Curious to see how the DB’s develop under Ron Cooper this year.

  11. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Talib would have to make the team first…and that won’t happen. He will be gone before the final round of cuts…as I’ve been saying all along.

    And that’s not even taking into consideration whatever trouble he’s going to get into this off season…it’s an annual tradition, you know.

  12. Orlandobucfan Says:

    Maybe we should take bets if Talib stays out of jail and roger goodell doesn’t find a way to punish him what week will he get himself in trouble this year I give it by week 8 but who knows maybe with a stricter coach he knows he won’t have the chances rah gave him.

  13. Buc4Life Says:

    Talib remains with the team this year and next,while shooting pass detractors heading to the bank. Oh yeah,he’s still the best corner on the team.



    I relish the day he is gone from Tampa. Violent felon scumbag.

  15. J 2.0 Says:

    Did anyone catch that Trent Dilfer and all the geniuses at the 4 letter network did a projected power rankings for 2015. They had the Bucs last in the NFC south at #19 overall.

    Are these guys:
    A.) Kidding me.
    B.) Seriously getting paid for this while many talented Americans are unemployed.
    C.) Seriously under-estimating the Bucs.

  16. BOb Says:

    i can see exactly why they didnt make it up to week 10-12. they dont wanna be like baseball and just let the good teams get better and the bad ones get worse. i applaud this. think about it folks, would you really want your team or anybody elses throwing in the towel at week 10? competition is the name of the game and if we had “buyers” and “sellers” come week ten with 7 weeks to go, i would be completely ticked that the nfl would allow this. the overall quality of their product would take a huge hit
    thank goodness the owners are smart enough to know this

  17. Thomas2.2 Says:

    The only thing Talib will be lighting up in 2012 is the Texas State pen.

    That will be a blessing to this community.

    Talib is valueless, if gets lucky and is acquitted because the jury disregards the evidence because the sister’s husband is as bad as Talib – he has the commish and his dumb compulsions to restrict him.

    Right Talib off.

  18. BOb Says:

    that may not be true, i could easily see him lighting up something that creates a thick cloud of smoke!

  19. SouthTampaDave Says:


    Eric Wright fleeced Dominik for what? 7 million a year. If Talib is past his legal issues and healthy, he’ll get at least $5 million a year. Cornerback is a critical position around the NFL>

  20. Tristan Berry Says:

    Hey Joe, wherever did you find that “pre-enhancement” photo of Carmella? I thought all those were scrubbed from the internet. *lol*

  21. Jessup Says:

    Week eight is perfect. It’s half way thru the season. Week 12 is too late in the season. You can’t have teams that are out of the playoffs trading big time playmakers to playoff teams a few weeks before the post season. That wouldn’t be cool at all.

  22. Eric Says:

    19 seems very high to me.

  23. jvato24 Says:

    The Bucs should be ranked 32 until proven otherwise. 2 Football quarters ago they down 42-0 in less than 30 minutes of football.

    The Bucs are better, but should be ranked 32 until they prove otherwise.

  24. Brain Says:

    The media keeps insisting that Talib is gonna be gone soon despite every indication (directly and indirectly) that the organization is committed to Talib and he’s committed to the team. At some point you will all have to accept that Talib is talented, the team likes him and wants to keep him.

    Nothing like Bucs fans hating on their own players. Talib is our only chance at covering Roddy White, Steve Smith, Marques Colston, etc. Talib getting cut? That would give us a starting CB duo of Eric Wright and EJ Biggers. GTFOH morons!

  25. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Talib has very little trade value, with the Texas stuff hanging over his head.
    I don’t think he is going anywhere, unless he gets convicted.

  26. Bricen Says:

    They have the 49ers at #4, if they did this a year ago they’d be middle of the pack like us… Anything could happen.

  27. jvato24 Says:

    I have never understood why anybody gives a damn about what some analyst rates their team as ??? Its like the true definition of paper champion … WHO CARES ??

  28. kh Says:

    No chance he’s going to get convicted…

    Talib will be a Buc in 2012 for the entire season.

  29. FlBoy84 Says:


    You may want to avoid putting the words Talib, shooting and detractors in the same sentence next time. People might get the idea he’s a bad guy or something.

  30. ben Says:

    hes not getting convicted, he practices, he does what he is asked to, we will resign him and get a bargain

  31. J 2.0 Says:

    Talib is talented. Talib is also an A–hole. So if we can keep him as stop gap measure until we have the guys we need, I say do it. IMO Claiborne will be, at best, at Talib’s talent level.

  32. J 2.0 Says:

    Also, no offense Joe, but it doesn’t look too promising on the best local blog front. I will say, that, even though your POV differs from mine from time to tine, I will still go to to get Bucs news.

  33. Eric Says:

    We already jettisoned one of our best offensive players. Lets not compound our misery by jettisoning one of our best defensive players.

    Unless were in pursuit of the number one draft pick or something.

  34. Bobby Says:

    Talib isn’t going anywhere. This is nonsense. If he has a good year and buys into the system then why trade him?

  35. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    @J 2.0 — What are you talking about dude? Joe’s got 48 percent of the vote.

  36. Andrew Athans Says:

    I really hope Talib stays healthy this year to shut up the critics. If he was on a big market team he would be considered a top corner, and if he would stay out of trouble. I think that stuff is in the past, he is a great teammate and the guy has a Ronde Barber like pain tolerance. We need to keep him in Tampa, he is an elite shutdown corner.