Talib Explains The Difference

September 11th, 2012

“This team is in a lot better shape this year. We’re locking in throughout the week a little bit better. I mean we’re doing a better job of locking in through walk-throughs and meeting rooms, you know, a lot better job getting ready for Sunday. I think last year we kind of tried to come out on Sunday and play the game. But this year we are playing the game Monday through Saturday, you know what I’m sayin?” — Aqib Talib, following Sunday’s Bucs-Panthers game.

Yes, Aqib, Joe knows what you’re sayin’.

It’s quotes like these that give Joe great hope for the 2012 season. Why? Because they lead Joe to believe the Bucs were a talented yet seriously undercoached team last season, one that should have produced more like the 2010 edition, rather than deal fans a historic tank job.

Last week was the first time the New Schiano Order Bucs prepared for a real game. Joe’s pleased that the differences from the old regime are still prominent.

15 Responses to “Talib Explains The Difference”

  1. Buddhaboy Says:

    ahh, the eloquent aqib talib strikes back. I do think he is in for a big season if he can stay healthy.

  2. tampa2ali Says:

    the game plan in the first half was the remedy of the infamous slow start we continued to suffer through all last season… The defense played the best i’ve seen my bucs play in a long time…… Shiano has brought back that feeling you had when u started to fall in love with the bucs….. Preparation was a big part and it was evident all sunday……….. We have to have a better second half but i will give the benefit of the doubt knowing that that thunderstorm emergency may have slowed down the momentum we had going in to the half…..

  3. JonBuc Says:

    Talib keeps this up and he’s gonna get paid….a lot. I hope he can continue to turn his life around…rooting for the kid.

  4. Superheavyweight Says:

    Joe hit the nail on the head vets even though they are not starting are helping this team too. The coaching and vets will make this team competitive as long as they avoid injuries. I blame the GM for the lack of depth but that is another story. I look for the Bucs to win games they would not have won last year. GoBucs!!!!

  5. Snook Says:

    Did anyone see the locker room clip on buccaneers.com with Aqib talking on it?


    Say what you want about Talib, but I believe the guy hates to lose. Raheem and his joke of a staff last year were losers. Despite being totally different people, he’s obviously bought into what Schiano is selling.

  6. Superheavyweight Says:

    Snook you are right I feel like we have a great foundation and I am really excited for next year when we get some depth in key positions.

  7. big007hed Says:

    I love Aqib’s voice, it cracks me up every time I hear it! The way he was playing on Sunday if can keep it up throughout the year, he is going to get paid big time!

  8. Scott Says:

    It’s quotes like this that will make the other teams think twice about considering Raheem for a head coaching position.

  9. Adam L. Says:

    Raheem = worst coach in Bucs history. And it’s becoming more and more evident.

  10. simeon Says:

    This team has a lot of promise. Flying well under the radar. A team that won 10 games and started out 4-2 last year def has potential, added some big free agents, this could easily be a winning team. Seems like nobody sees that but us bucs fans.

    I dont pay too much attention to power rankings, but funny how we held carolina to 10 points and they are ahead of us in some of those rankings.

    If we can pull out a win in either of the next two games, i think will be in great shape.

  11. Dew Says:

    The talent on the Bucs is much much better this year than last. Not even close. We’ll never know what Rah could have done if the Bucs had spent some money last year like they did this year.

  12. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    Never once in 3 years did the team come out focused and prepared. They started off slow in every single game and was boring to watch right from the get go. Even the 10 and 6 season they started slow and if it werent for alot of comebacks that year we could of just as easily been a 4 or 5 or 6 win team. They were never prepared. And if Rah was still the coach we probably would of lost this game without a doubt.

  13. Nick2 Says:

    As I have said all along Raheem Morris will go down as our worst coach in franchise history. For players that loved the man to come right out and say that during the week they didn’t prepare is unbelievable. Its almost like Raheem was collecting a paycheck but not doing his job??? When they are asked they either come right out and say it or they dance around the subject. Either way whatever the Glazers paid Raheem was money down the perverbial drain. The 2nd Atlanta game (and a few others) were an embarrassment not just to the Bucs but to the entire league and I will never forget that sickening feeling of watching what looked like high school kids against pro bowlers as long as I live.

  14. JBUC24 Says:

    A friend of mine doesn’t understand why I dislike Morris so much…..reading these quotes from the players on preperation and lack of discipline, training regime etc… Only supports my claim!!

    Now we have the team giving 110% each week, win or lose we can be proud of our hometown team! The future is bright in Tampa folks…now fill those seats!!!

  15. Nate Says:

    This was the main difference to me.. The Defense was really good but I believe this to be true because of time of Possession.. with doug martin he is getting us first downs.. The Defense got a lot of rest in last game.They were very fresh the whole game.. If we can continue to do that we should be in good shape for the rest of the year!