It’s About Winning

January 30th, 2019


Good ol’ Aqib Talib is always great for a good quote.

And Monday night at “Super Bowl Opening Night” at the State Farm Arena in downtown Atlanta, Talib had a good one.

The veteran cornerback and former first-round pick of the Bucs sort of went Allen Iverson (Practice?!) when Talib was asked about what the difference was playing for the Rams and playing for the Belicheats, where he won a Super Bowl ring after being traded to New England for week-old stale bread and a fourth-round pick.

“Winning,” Talib said of similarities between the Rams and the Patriots. “It’s about winning. You have to remember I came from Tampa and went to the Patriots. It was about winning. We weren’t winning in Tampa. We were winning with the Patriots.”

It just grinds Joe’s gears how many players, especially on defense, the Bucs gave up on because either the coach at the time had no idea how to deal with players who didn’t scream “Thank you sir, may I have another?” or because the coach had the player evaluation skills of a 15-year old high school cheerleader.

21 Responses to “It’s About Winning”

  1. AlteredEgo Says:

    LOL…why am I thinking of the Glazers…please take your money and run…something is not quite right with their decision making when it comes to football

  2. D-Rome Says:

    Joe, over the years you have repeatedly defended the Bucs decision to let go of Aqib Talib.

  3. Joe Says:


    Joe has. In recent months had an epiphany that Bucs didn’t know how to work with him. Yeah he screwed up. Talib even told Joe he burned through all his chances with the Bucs and in retrospect he understood why he was traded.

  4. 813bucboi Says:


    lol….thats what i was about to say….lol….him and bennett….

    if ASJ starts ballin joe will be throwing a fit begging for him again….lol….


  5. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Nting him back !!

  6. 813bucboi Says:

    Talib even told Joe he burned through all his chances with the Bucs and in retrospect he understood why he was traded.

    so why continue to bash the folks that let him go?…..sounds like you wanted those folks to play favorites or not hold talib accountable for his actions….


  7. BigHogHaynes Says:

    [You are not banned. But Joe can solve that issue quite quickly if you prefer. — Joe]

  8. WalkdaPlank Says:

    I think the majority of the Bucs fan population was fine with getting rid of Talib. The Bucs have him more chances than he deserved here off-field. The man is a hell of a talent but he just couldn’t stay out of trouble.

    Guess getting ousted was a wake up call for him.

  9. Robert Says:

    he was sent packing for being a straight up thug, beating cabbies, loud mouth and his play didn’t exceed the headaches

    the pats taught him how to be a better man, and he had no choice in the matter short of being the next pac man with

    he grew up and got lucky the pats took him. they take players with talent they can straight up and honestly say they better straighten up or your done in this league cause if you can’t become a winner here your a true POS

    stop promoting thuggin. they grow out of it when they grow up. promoting thuggin aint helpin them.

  10. miken Says:

    really talented guys that are immature and have issues…. you sign them in free agency, you don’t draft them. It takes them time to grow up. Good luck sunday Talib.

  11. Loyaltotheend Says:

    Talib never won a Super Bowl with the Patriots

    The Joes desperately need an editor or fact checker

  12. The Buc Realist Says:

    Its sad to still find out that the fans have no idea, how bad things were during rah/talk show dominik era!!!!!! That 3 year long bachelor party of debauchery could stand up against much of the infamous stories of the NFL!!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t think the sheep and so-called fans know how much was covered up!!!!!!! I wish some of the local media could stop rolling their eyes and then saying that they can’t comment on rumors and just tell the truth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why can”t the sheep see???? Because they were told to close their eyes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2019 Season will reveal answers to the sheep, that the “real” fans already know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GO Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Robert Says:

    agreed, good luck Talib.

  14. Phil Says:

    Not only all the good players we have let go for no good reason but players we could have drafted instead of the ones we did.

  15. 813bucboi Says:


    its sad that you fail to realize the sh!t show going on at OBP under dirks leadership!!!!!!!!

    luckily, joe has more in store for you!!!!!!!!


  16. Mike Johnson Says:

    WINNING is all that matters. Everything falls into place when you WIN.
    Lose and..You have the countless discussions we see here. Bucs need
    Lotsa WINS.

  17. joestang Says:

    too bad Talib didnt think about winning when he went ganster on us.Screw him

  18. Jean Lafitte Says:

    Cabbie-punching, granny-hassling, gun-totin’, helmet-wielding, Adderall-popping Aqib Talib

  19. Tony LA Says:

    All these pining and remembering of the past articles… I half envision the Joes driving past their high school girlfriends’ houses on the way home to this day reliving what they could have changed that horrific night of the junior prom.

    I know it hurts… but you gotta let it go.

  20. Rod Munch Says:

    Could have had Talib and Revis as corners…

    That sounds terrible until you remember this is the same team that had Steve Young at QB and drafted Bo Jackson #1 overall…

  21. BucEmUp 7 Says:

    How do the glaziers treat the players and the other staff members? I’ve heard some crappy things about one of them. Are the Glaziers emotiinally invested? Are the at one buc during the season walking around talking to players EVER? Sometimes its hard to give it your all gor certain people . Never know what the real issues are.

    If anyone can overpower it though its Bucco Bruce Almighty!!!!