“I Ain’t Got The No Buzz Memo”; Aqib Talib Lauds Team Glazer, Buccaneers

September 27th, 2019

One of the great football players to ever wear a Bucs uniform was asked about his former team in front of his Rams locker this week.

As usual, 33-year-old, helmet-wielding, cabbie-slugging, Adderrall-popping, coach-cussing, referee-charging, pistol-friendly, granny-hassling Rams cornerback Aqib Talib, the Bucs’ 2008 first-round pick, had a colorful answer.

A noted film junkie, Talib said the Bucs are very dangerous and he rattled off the names of Tampa Bay tight ends and receivers. “They actually could honestly be 3-0 right now if you sit down and watch all their games,” Talib said.

A reporter then told Talib that there’s no “buzz” around Sunday’s Bucs-Rams matchup and tickets are going for peanuts on StubHub. She wanted to know how the mighty undefeated Rams will avoid a letdown.

Talib was in disbelief. “There’s a big buzz at my house,” he said, noting his friends and family want to see him play his old team. “I ain’t got the no-buzz memo.”

Despite his off-field issues, Talib played well in Tampa, notching 18 interceptions and three touchdowns in 4 1/2 seasons. A reporter asked him if he has good feelings about the Bucs.

“They made me a millionaire, man,” Talib said. “Took a chance on me. I was in trouble and stuff. Red flags. They easily could have let me fall to whatever round.

“The Glazers took a chance with me. I feel like I started my career off great in Tampa, man; it’s the first part of my career. So it’s great. I wouldn’t change it for the world. I love Tampa for that.”

As for his bad-guy reputation with the Bucs before thriving with the Patriots, Broncos and Rams, Talib explained that he just needed to grow up. “I just had a couple of birthdays and got older. That’s it.”

44 Responses to ““I Ain’t Got The No Buzz Memo”; Aqib Talib Lauds Team Glazer, Buccaneers”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Well….bully for Aquib…..he did grow up…..somewhat. Too bad it was with other teams.

  2. FanO’Bucs Says:


  3. ChanEpic Says:

    TampaBayBucFan – the same thing will happen to Jameis. Book it.

  4. D-Rome Says:

    “They actually could honestly be 3-0 right now if you sit down and watch all their games,”

    He’s right. In the last game the Bucs were a play away and in the game against San Francisco the Bucs were probably one or two plays away.

  5. VisitorBuc Says:

    Appreciate the respect by one of the Buc’s better late-2000s draft picks. Wish we had him in our secondary, but he may not have grown into the player he is today if he hadn’t left Tampa to mature.

  6. DB55 Says:

    Him ripping off homeboys chain ON THE FIELD was the most g chit I’ve ever seen. Lmao.

    Don’t hurt our boy too bad on Sunday Talib some of us have always luv’d you Man

  7. Lamarcus Says:

    They gave his number to Barber. How disrespectful that was!!!

  8. D-Rome Says:

    TampaBayBucFan – the same thing will happen to Jameis. Book it.

    The chances of that happening are extremely low. Can you name another QB over the past ten years that was drafted to be the franchise QB, was given five years, it failed, and then he went on to find success and thrive with another team as their starter? I can’t think of any but I could be forgetting someone.

    The book has been written on what kind of player Jameis Winston is. Even if in your scenario this actually happens with Jameis then I think the Bucs and the fans can walk away knowing the team did, quite literally, everything they possibly could to ensure success with Jameis on the offensive side of the ball. Besides, Talib had to go. In case you are very young and you don’t remember, all of the nicknames Joe has given Talib fit. It was never going to work for him in Tampa. Quite frankly, if he stayed it could have ended very badly for him.

  9. ben Says:

    Winston is rated the 25th best qb in the nfl rating this year …book it!

  10. Hodad Says:

    We’ve could’ve won 10 games last year, but we didn’t. Stop the BS, as Parcells said, you are what you’re record says you are. Right now that’s 1-2, no BS. Talib will be reading Jameis’s near sighted eyes this week. Don’t be surprised if he has a pick, or two. That is if Aaron Donald let’s him off the grass to even throw the ball. I’m feeling 1-3, going on 1-4, before sailing across the pond to become 1-5. Still I’ll be reading we could be 6-0 lol.

  11. ChanEpic Says:

    D-Rome – No I cannot name that QB. But can you name another franchise with more QBs that are mediocre while in Tampa but end up winning SBs with other teams. That’s my point, Jameis will be the next because he has never had a good team, just got a decent coach, and the fan base, some with cause, are against him. That’s a formula for…. The same thing that has happened before.

  12. ChanEpic Says:

    *I don’t mean to say Jameis will win a Super Bowl, just that he very well could find success elsewhere.

  13. ChanEpic Says:

    @Ben – Imitation is the highest form of flattery, I know I’m pretty awesome and if you stick around, I’ll teach you a thing or two. Book It!

  14. Buccernutter Says:

    Damn I miss this dude. He’s a real one.

  15. widerightandleft Says:

    He grew up ! Great player !!

  16. kstoges Says:

    in total Bucs fashion I pray this doesn’t happen to Evans or Winston lol…..

  17. Ghost of Darrell Henderson Says:

    One of the best voices in sports or media. Sounds like a cartoon character.

    I like Talib over Kiffin for the Ring of Honor.

  18. AKickInTheBucNuts Says:

    On second thought, the Buc players should wear the brown bags over their heads instead of the fans.

  19. LordCornelius Says:

    Kind of random thought/point – but didn’t realize that we can still get Pinion and Perriman to NOT count towards the compensatory picks if we cut them before week 9. Those guys better step up to justify their spots.

  20. stpetebucsfan Says:

    We all love stories of redemption. Most if not all of us have made mistakes in our youth.

    He was honest and did not deny his early troubles and pointed to simply growing up. Good for him.

  21. Mort Says:

    D-Rome – Drew freaking Brees. Five years with the chargers, they moved on from the first ballot HoFer to captain mediocrity Philip Rivers, and the Saints have been Really Damn Good ever since.

  22. Ra'Shad Says:


    You are an astute fan of football. I agree, Winston will win elsewhere if he moves on to another team.

  23. D-Rome Says:


    It’s not the same situation at all! I remember those days vividly. Brees was terrible his first few years. The team drafted Rivers to hedge their bets in case Brees didn’t work out. Brees ended up leading that team to a winning record and the playoffs. There was a legitimate debate between Brees and Rivers for two years. The Chargers wanted to keep Brees and they made an offer to him. If I recall correctly the Saints made a bigger offer and the Chargers wouldn’t match it.

    Phillip Rivers and Drew Brees will both be hall of famers.

  24. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Good to see that Talib has matured off the field..he is a legit candidate for the HOF….he has always been a shut down corner and still is at 32-33. OBJ took off all his jewlery for the MNF and not because the NFL said so but because he was afraid Talib was going to snatch it…TALIB is lthe DEEBO of the NFL

  25. Couch Fan Says:

    I like Talib. I always assumed we got rid of him for several reasons. Of course his off field issues were bad but his play was also highly inconsistent. He would give up just as many plays as he made. Put them both together and you have a player who just wasnt worth the baggage. Good to see he’s grown as a player and person. To bad not it wasnt in Tampa.

  26. Son of Kobe Faker Says:

    “You Guys ready for the beatdown Sunday?

    going to be mighty quiet with the irrelevant Bucs starting Monday

    Gump and BA just started their 5 year contracts and both are not going anywhere for 2 more years

    that means the only hope for change for the Buc sheep nation (total 2,671) is the draft to select a new QB


    My Dad and I

    Are JW Homers

    It might be unbearable and time to leave”

    Son of Kobe Faker

  27. Tim Says:

    Talent was always there, we just never had a 55 type leader in the locker room to grab him as a young kid and wake him up.

  28. Brandon Says:

    Tampabaybucfan Says:
    September 27th, 2019 at 10:29 am
    Well….bully for Aquib…..he did grow up…..somewhat. Too bad it was with other teams.


    And this is why I’m glad he left. We have fans that can’t spell Ronde, Simms, Sims, Jameis, and many others… seeing people spell the man’s name as Aquib would kill me.

  29. Billy_43 Says:

    Honestly, it’s guys like Talib that this franchise needs.

    That’s why I say take the money from ME, JPP and others restructure, and GO GET RAMSEY.

    Pay the dude $16 million a year who cares.
    Trade Cameron Brate to free up even more.
    God knows BA is NEVERRRRRR gonna use his TEs right.
    Stupid to not make this move honestly.
    $75 million free next year.

    Then it doesn’t matter if Bowles runs the same scheme 17 times in a row.
    One side of the field is Off Limits to the QB.

  30. Howard Cosell Says:

    Fans did nothing but rip on this guy when he was here. The was a thug and a criminal and a granny-hassling menace!

    To be fair…the Bucs had Talib when he was a punk…..but it’s another example of glazerfail…….ironically Belichek and McVay get him when he’s mature…because…..well……..they’re smart and we’re not

  31. Pewter power Says:

    All the freak out in week three is pointless. Yea I was hot about the loss but it was week 3. Unless you think this is still dirks teams that get worse the more games they play. This team is still in a position to do big things, the eagles were also 1-2 before beating the packers. We wont have a better picture until like the bye week

  32. BigHog Says:

    St the time our coaching staff was clueless!!!

  33. Darin Says:

    Of course he is right about could be 3-0. Unfortunately that comes down to coaching. I thought giving games away were a thing of the past. Bruce has alot of improving to do if thats gona be the case. Luckily every week brings a new opportunity. Go Bucs

  34. Greg Says:

    One of the greatest players to ever wear a Buccaneer uniform? Do you guys see how Joe bates you for clicks? The guy was a jerk here. He rode the Patriots and Broncos for rings. He had talent but dont fall for Joes BS. Did we win a playoff game with him? No. Would you have built a team around him? No.

  35. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Pewter we are freaking out after three games only because that is all they have played so far. The Bucs are finding ways to lose once again. They just finished the easy part of the schedule and now things are about to get difficult. If the Bucs are 1-2 things are about to get real bad. I hate to say this as a life long Bucs fan, but we definitely are not going to travel to the West Coast and beat one of the better teams in the league. Give about 5-6 more games and we will again be discussing next years draft and giving up on this season.

  36. stpetebucsfan Says:

    So the reason Bill Belicheat booted him was because of his play?
    Not hardly. Did he make some terrific trade? Nope…just let him walk. How about Denver…dump him in a good trade? Not really they only got a 5th rounder for him.

    And so why can’t a player as obviously talented as Talib not stick with anybody. How does he always wear out his welcome.

    I accept his response. Perhaps he didn’t grow up until he was traded to the Rams. It’s the only thing I can figure although in fairness the Broncos may have moved to free up cap space I do not follow the Broncos.

  37. Bucsfanman Says:

    There ain’t no “buzz” because they think the Rams don’t even have to get off the bus!

  38. fernando diaz Says:

    He was a kid, he grew up.
    Classy if you ask me.

  39. westernbuc Says:

    Talib going to the Hall of Fame one day, at least we’ll get a shout out in his speech

  40. D1 Says:


    You’re looking at it backwards. AT has a great agent first and foremost.
    The idea that a corner is going to stick around for years with a single team is not beneficial for the player. Becoming a free agent every few years is smart management. AT has been on superbowl winning teams , gotten bonus or up front money every few years and he’s bet on himself which has paid off huge.

    It’s business and AT has controlled his destiny from the start.

  41. stpetebucsfan Says:


    I certainly take your points. But Talib only really cashed in on that one deal with Denver. The Bucs let him walk over character issues and so perhaps the Pats let him walk over money…as did the Broncos?

    Revis is certainly a prime example of the point. There are others.

  42. Touchdown, Tampa Bay Says:

    Halloween is here! TouchDown TampaBay is masquerading as Touchdown, Tampa Bay. I’m the original. If he rings your doorbell give him a lump of coal. He’s a fraud. Phony bologna! I’m taking you to court sir every day on this website!

  43. D1 Says:


    I’m sure the best career move for him was the Bucs getting rid of him and he signed with the pats. Turned his career trajectory around. He didn’t pull any of the stunts he did while a buc once he was in NE.

    He is a veteran and he priced his way out of NE. Landed on his feet in Denver
    And again in LA. The idea that He’s not a good teammate as evidenced by his multiple teams is not as strong a case as his skill set matches what his coaches want.

    Wade Philips loves the guy. Keeps bring him back to whatever team he is with. That’s part and you nailed it with Revis. The position is not one that has a lot of veteran long term extensions.

    Safety is another position that’s been in flux, contract wise,. Good players are taking less to sign vs exploring free agency. Bottom line were witnessing change and it’s not finished yet as teams attempt to create an advantage by avoiding veteran money.

  44. Jim Says:

    Wow, did not expect to hear that take on Tampa Bay from Talib. He’s okay in my book.