Showtime For Aqib Talib

September 9th, 2012

Dubbed the “wild child,” by Raheem Morris way back in 2008, Bucs fans have been patiently waiting for Aqib Talib to get his act together on and off the field since he joined Chucky’s Bucs that season.

Talib has never met his Pro Bowl potential.  He’s been plagued by hamstring woes and an ugly hip injury, plus he’s clubbed teammates and slugged cabbies, lashed out at media and been dragged down by felony criminal allegations and civil suits.

But a new Talib is on the scene now. He’s got no dark cloud of trouble over his head. He’s thoroughly committed, say coaches and Ronde Barber. He’s healthy. And he’s in a contract year.

It’s showtime for Talib. There are no more excuses. If there are, Joe doesn’t want to hear them. He’s 26 years old in the prime of his career. A great season from Talib will make the Bucs a dangerous defense, assuming they’re no longer a sieve against the run. Talib has to step up or else the Bucs surely will be drafting another cornerback in April.

9 Responses to “Showtime For Aqib Talib”

  1. 76buc76 Says:

    Having jail time hanging over his head last had to be playing on his mind.Clean slate this year get at it Talib we want 10pick’s and a probowl

  2. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    This is your time to shine Talib. Go get em!!

  3. RastaMon Says:

    I wish him the success on the field this year….we all have been waiting for……

  4. knucknbuc Says:

    lil smitty aint gonna catch alot of balls today.Talib gonna cover him like a blanket.

  5. NJBucsFan Says:

    You know who else won’t have a catch….Briscoe. Inactive – guess he didn’t make that much of an impression.

  6. bucobruce Says:

    Talib will eat smith up today.Smith 3 catches 23 yards in a carolina lost.

  7. aj Says:

    If Talib can live up to his talent level, this defense might be pretty good this year. He is one of the few in the league who can be a shutdown cover corner, he just needs to show it.

    I did love how he played in the preseason, the intensity, albeit with only a few snaps. All we have heard all offseason is how he is now putting in the work, it is time to go and reap the rewards now.

  8. FreemanBomb5 Says:

    Talib was lights out today. Blocked punt, tipped ball for Ronde’s pick, hopefully we can scheme a way to slow down Cruz and Nicks next week!

    Boy did it feel good to see a opening drive score. Mark Barron is the real deal imo.

  9. ClayBURN94 Says:

    Hey Miguel and Eric, F*** YOU AND GO BUCS!!!