Greg Schiano’s Statement On Aqib Talib Saga

October 13th, 2012

One can’t imagine that part of the New Schiano Order is to unlawfully pop a pill obtained without a prescription. So it comes as no surprise to Joe that Bucs coach Greg Schiano is not a happy camper to learn, less than 24 hours before kickoff of the Chiefs-Bucs game, that troubled Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib has been suspended (again), this time for four games.

Schiano reacted to the incident, via the Bucs media relations staff:

“We are disappointed to learn that Aqib Talib will be suspended for four games, which will begin with our game tomorrow against Kansas City,” Schiano said. “I have spoken with Aqib, and he knows that he made a poor decision that let our team down. Certainly, other players will have the opportunity to step up while he serves this suspension.”

And as Joe suggested previously, that opportunity will likely falls to Bucs cornerback Myron Lewis.

34 Responses to “Greg Schiano’s Statement On Aqib Talib Saga”

  1. 1976Buc Says:

    The sad part is these players are role models. Not only to children across America but to their own children. Talib has two of his own that are old enough to know what’s going on. For their sake I hope he can get it together. For our sake I hope his days as a Buc are over.

  2. Morgan Says:

    In the entire spectrum of things that Talib could do to get himself suspended, this one is probably the most innocuous. Baseball players have taken this med for years as a stimulant to keep them “up”. Of all the illicit drugs, this is not a big deal, imo. But he screwed up and should have gotten an rx for it from his physician. He obviously has some issues similar to adult ADHD and I wouldn’t be surprised if he actually should be on the drug for mood control.

  3. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    He knew it was against the rules. I knew he would screw up somehow.

  4. 1976Buc Says:

    @Morgan, I couldn’t disagree with you more. This is the most abused drug on college campuses today. Nothing more than amphetamines (speed) of old. They are dangerous when abused and deadly when mixed with other drugs or alcohol as they often are when not prescribed by a Dr.

  5. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    What bothers me is the excuses being made by fans. Not only did he take the drug…he broke the law once again when he took it. It was illegal.

  6. Buc Fan #237 Says:

    This really is nothing more than a technicality in reality. But, because its Talib, considering his history, he gets hit with a suspension. I have taken that pill from a friend who had some… it makes you feel really good. That’s all.

    No harm done imho.

    Who ratted this guy out???

    What a joke that somebody saw him pop a pill and then told on him.

  7. miracle Says:

    It also is a misunderstood drug also. This is actually bad for people with mood disorders. It will exagerate anxiety, depression and anger issues. It probably is a drug that he should definitely stay away from

  8. CannuckBuc Says:

    Hey Greg put your big boy pants on and kick this law breaking dumb a$$ to the curb tonight!!

  9. Bobby Says:

    @Buc Fan #237……Seriously???!!? Dude…any ‘illegal’ drug will “make you feel really good”, otherwise people wouldn’t take them. That may be the lamest post I’ve seen since Thomas 2.2 used to troll the site. Yeah…the guy who ratted him out is the bad guy…. Wow!….

  10. 1976Buc Says:

    Buc #237 read comment above ^^^^
    You are uneducated about this drug!

  11. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Well said, Bobby.

    And this is why I don’t take Buc Fan #237/Thomas 2.2 seriously.

  12. Joe Says:


    Talib ratted himself out. NFL players are subject to drug tests.

  13. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    It’s a shame that players feel they have to drug themselves to run the gauntlets.

  14. CannuckBuc Says:

    Who cares about the ratting out , that is not the point here .Talib just keeps showing his true self and its become a self aborbed nightmare .win or lose Tampa can do better than him.He is a poor excuse for a ‘pro ‘.So many mabe able to tell be I am sick of his shtick.

  15. Buc Fan #237 Says:

    Oh… so he failed a drug test?

  16. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    At least he didn’t rat out the other players that popped the adderall that day.

  17. 1976Buc Says:

    I guess we will find out what it’s really like to be in The Schiano Doghouse.

  18. Buc Fan #237 Says:

    I dont know wy Peter is so happy… we need all the players we can get to help us win some games.

    You panzies dreaming that football players are missionaries are confused. These guys are a totally different breed than your average office working paper pusher. Football players are home grown thugs by nature. Let the guys pill up and hit the strip clubs as much as they want. How does the song from snoop go? “I just want to live young, and wild and freeeee… …..”

    Times need to change. There are many more serious things to fret about than worrying about this.

  19. 1976Buc Says:

    #237 PLEASE HIT YOURSELF IN THE FACE! Now, post again and think about what you’re saying this time. Geeez!

  20. CannuckBuc Says:

    Wow Buc Fan #237 you are a very miss guided person.

  21. Buc Fan #237 Says:

    You guys need to lighten up… or perhaps light ONE up.

  22. CannuckBuc Says:

    Ya I thought so

  23. 1976Buc Says:

    hahaha that explains the posts lol.

  24. RastaMon Says:

  25. NunPuncher Says:

    Say for instance Aqib Talib is being truthful that he took an Aderall without a script just before training camp. Not that I ever condone his actions. The NFL suspends him today more than 5 weeks later , on a late Saturday afternoon right before game day? The NFL didn’t know this on Monday or before the court of Goodell rested late Friday afternoon? Something stinks.

  26. 1976Buc Says:

    The timing does suck. He would have to be the unluckiest guy in the world to get popped on his first pill. Unlikely but possible I guess. To have a God given ability physically without the brains to go with it must be a curse.

  27. bucyea Says:

    Actually, all things considered, this IS the best time for this to happen, IF, it were going to happen. We’re not facing the best QB’s in the next 4 games. I hope we play more zone,as a consequence as I think our personell is better suited to zone. What is most concerning is Eric Wright is now our #1. He has to step up, he looks to me as though he kinda skatin’ along just content to ride out his contract, not real concerned with playing as long as he’s getting paid. Hope he proves me wrong!

  28. Rob Says:

    El Idiotico,

    Anyone who takes a drug that is not prescribed for them is doing something illegal. In many occupations, not just professional sports, workers can be suspended or even fired for doing so. If you had a job making potentially millions and could’nt keep you nose clean because you wanted to “pop a pill”, you deserve whatever punishment you get. Keep the idiotic comments coming. Go Bucs!

  29. Bobby Says:

    Why is it that rules are fine in sports for guys like #237…he’s probably the first one to scream if V Jax gets face masked and it doesn’t get flagged, but in real life let’s just toss all the laws and rules out the window. Just reading his posts is a supreme argument for the fact that drugs do addle the mind.

  30. Patrick Says:

    I don’t think Talib was trying to make trouble for himself here…….I just think he wasn’t using his head

  31. 76buc76 Says:

    Oh well he’s on a contract year so we can sign him on the cheap.For puttin up with his crap for all these year’s.Next man up,he better come back like a bat out of hell when he get’s back.If we lose to KC at home we are pretty much done 1-4 maybe they release him.You can’t totally exclude the so called “bad apple’s”.That Bunfict guy was undrafted and look’s pretty good.They provide great value.It takes a bigger man to turn a player around than to turn him away.

  32. Jwayne Says:

    Congrats #237, you are now in the running for biggest idiot on this page! Although Miguel still takes the cake! But you are definitely a close second!

  33. JJ1977 Says:

    This guy is a f ing bum! Its time for a change.

  34. FreemanBomb5 Says:

    Adderal is used by people that suffer from ADHD and/or ADD. It actually calms the mood of those Talib probably should be legally prescribed this medication as I believe it would help him study and learn the new playbook. Schiano probably has something to do with this, Talib never used drugs after becoming a Buc… Hopefully we can now resign him for pennies on the dollar this offseason.