Projecting Talib’s Future

October 13th, 2012

It’s too early to get a read on what the Bucs might do with Aqib Talib when he becomes a free agent after this season.

There are so many variables to be determined, such has the health and effectiveness of the other Bucs cornerbacks, plus Talib’s performance on and off the field this season. But NFC South Blogger Pat Yasinskas had no trouble speculating during his live chat Friday at Yasinskas thinks Talib will have a new address.

Bryant (Virginia)

What do you think the Buc’s will do with Talib in the offseason? He has not played great this year and it is the final year of his contract.

Pat Yasinskas: My guess is they let him walk.

Joe’s not so sure. If Talib finishes the season healthy, clear of trouble and as the Bucs’ best cornerback, then why give up on the guy?

But if that is the case with Talib, who turns 27 in February, then there will be serious bidding for his services. He might deserve the cash, but Joe would feel squeamish about giving Talib a pile of guaranteed money.

30 Responses to “Projecting Talib’s Future”

  1. Buc Fan #237 Says:

    He isnt better than Eric Wright.

    He doesnt have the awareness of Barber.

    So, he isnt the best CB.

    However, he does have skills.. and people giving him crap about having trouble covering against Eli Manning in man coverage is a little much.

    But the trump card is the salary he will command among the rest of the NFL teams. Look how much Eric Wright got. A vet CB will get some dough… too much for the Bucs to match.

  2. Pete 422 Says:

    I agree Joe. I mean, let him walk and replace him with who? He’s a good solid corner. I see the Bucs gong after Offensive and Defensive line early in the draft, maybe a linebacker, but not DB. It all depends where the impact players are at those positions.

  3. Vic Says:

    The Bucs draft revolved around Davin Joseph’s return, or non-return. Period!

  4. SullivansLostPlaybook Says:

    I think he would stay here for less money cause they have supported him this whole time. Brooks and Barber have both said he has turned that corner and have been mentoring him. We will see how much of that is true because both of those guys could of left here for more money.

  5. Cannon Says:

    I may be alone in this thinking, but I really haven’t ever been all that impressed with what Talib shows on the field.

  6. Architek Says:

    He is who he is. Solid not great or elite.

  7. Jbrooks8604 Says:

    I like Talib a lot. Don’t over pay him but he’s worth retaining if feasible.

  8. Pete 422 Says:

    I agree with Vic. The question is: Will there be an elite guard in this years draft?

    I’ll leave that to those of you who follow College football more than I do.

  9. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Talib sucks. A CB who doesn’t produce enough turnovers isn’t worth having as a starter unless he can completely shut down his WRs…which Talib cannot do.

    When he was drafted, scouting reports claimed his biggest fault was that he left his assignments to go after the ball…but since then his interception numbers have been horrible.

    I would LOVE to see him traded before the deadline so we can draft a younger guy with more potential.

    And we ALL know that it was a miracle that Talib did not get into trouble this off season…and I believe that was because he was extra careful given the charges he was facing.

    He got away with things he shouldn’t have…and once again he will view it as “I can do anything”. This guy is heading for a huge downfall. I would rather him not take the Bucs with him.

  10. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Cannon, you are not alone.

  11. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Pete 422 Says:
    October 13th, 2012 at 10:17 am

    I agree Joe. I mean, let him walk and replace him with who? He’s a good solid corner. I see the Bucs gong after Offensive and Defensive line early in the draft, maybe a linebacker, but not DB. It all depends where the impact players are at those positions.


    We can get a good DB in the 3rd if we need to. Or in Free Agency.

  12. ScottyinFatAntonio Says:

    Maybe we can make him into a two-way player. He could play wide receiver…oh wait….

  13. Snook Says:

    Dom should be fired immediately if he re-signs Talib. He’s overrated. Let some other team sign him and watch him get burned.

  14. 1976Buc Says:

    This is a pay for performance league. You be the Judge. This team is 3-4 years from being competitive to get to the playoffs. I say structure your team according…let him walk and draft or trade for the future.

  15. Captain Stagger Says:

    Good CB in the 3rd……..ha ha ha ha ha like who, Alan Zemitas??????

    Take Milner if you want to slow down the rest of the NFL that has learned that yards per pass attempt is the key to winning football games. And if you don’t know the importance of that stat, consider yourself a casual fan.

  16. Buc Fan #237 Says:

    Sign Talib to a mediocre contract, then use him as a 3rd CB.

  17. raphael Says:

    average CB

  18. espo Says:

    Not many CBs would do any better under the circumstances this year. How about we quit leaving him on an island? How about some QB pressure? When you blitz the majority of the time and the QB still gets time, even the best corners in the league couldn’t keep up with these freakish receivers.

    Resign the man, unless some idiot like Dan Snyder is willing to throw the bank at him.

  19. J-villeBuc Says:

    I say we keep him. Maybe let him test the open market. No one is going to give him any kind of top dollar money, so it be in are best interest and his to have him stay with the team. Then in the draft we take another CB to be our #1 like a DeMarcus Milliner and have Wright and Talib 2/3 corners. It’s better to have Wright or Talib as a #3 CB then Biggers.Gaitor, or Lewis. It would be nice to have to Alabama DB’s on the team that know how eachother works, but only if were picking in the top 10. If in the top 15, I say we get Johnthan Banks.

  20. J-villeBuc Says:

    I’m not saying neither to pay over pay him ( Even though our GM will if he resigns him) We should sign him mabey to a 1year or 2 year deal. No one is going to want him. He’s only going to get a little more money than Biggers from anybody else I feel. Too much off the field and not enough production.

  21. J-villeBuc Says:


    I agree. We don’t have any pass rush. Even with Clayborne and Bowers, we still don’t have any “True Pass Rushers” to get to the QB. You can hide a CB’s mistakes more if the D-Line is getting pressure on the QB.

  22. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Sometimes I really don’t understand what you are talking about. Talib has a very high INT rate per game played. He’s typically up toward the top of the league until he gets hurt (which is the real problem). I’m not saying he’s elite, or even that we should re-sign him, but don’t put out false information because you don’t like the guy and you want to persuade others. That’s a Thomas 2.2 move, and you are better than that.

  23. Vic Says:

    @Pete – We can get a good DB in the 3rd? Have you met Myron Lewis?

  24. gotbbucs Says:

    Captain Stagger hit it right on the head.

    As far as Talib, it all depends on what he wants. If he wants to break the bank then he walks. If he wants to sign a reasonable contract with some added wording in the contract to protect the team from off field troubles then resign him.
    Erik Wright is not a #1 corner, so lets not act like we would be fine without Talib.

  25. Deminion Says:

    Talib suspended for gms !!! Man it’s always sumthn

  26. KBecks Says:

    Suspension = bye bye talib

  27. Sneedy16 Says:


    Shut down corner? Name how many shut down corners out there? The only bad game he had was the Giants. The rest has been one or two good passes and catches. The defense as a whole has been inconsistent this year so I won’t hold judgement until the end of the season.

    Oh and a trade?? Not happening. You would be putting Myron Lewis back into the starting lineup.

  28. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Vic Says:
    October 13th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    @Pete – We can get a good DB in the 3rd? Have you met Myron Lewis?


    Have you heard of Ronde Barber?

  29. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Guess Talib made my case for me.

  30. Buc Fan #237 Says:

    Joe… did you bait your readers on this one?