Would you take a chance on Aqib Talib?
Aqib Talib described as “all but gone” from Tampa Bay
Posted by Michael David Smith on April 24, 2011, 8:58 AM EDT
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers can’t release Aqib Talib until the lockout ends. But one report suggests that the lockout is the only thing keeping the team from cutting Talib, and he’s already played his last game for the Bucs.
The St. Petersburg Times reports that Talib is “all but gone,” and that only the lockout has kept the Bucs from cutting him already. Talib, in the view of the Bucs, has run out of chances.
Talib, Tampa Bay’s 2008 first-round draft pick, has been trouble from the beginning, starting with a fight at the rookie symposium and continuing with punching a teammate in practice and punching a cab driver in St. Petersburg. Now he’s facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Although there’s a school of thought that the Bucs should keep Talib and get him some help, it appears that the Bucs think Talib is beyond the point where they can help him, and Talib is on the way out.
I might give Talib a chance simply because we have a players coach and a veteran locker room that may hold him more accountable and come down on him when he is acting like an idiot.
It is a risk though.
I doubt he plays much, if at all, this year..
Originally Posted by WindyCity
think 'lockerroom vets' more hype and nonsense than reality windy.. sure didn't work with tank or cedric here before.. plexiglass jerk on pitts and got himself in jail in NT, despite 2 vetern lockeroom's.. same for moron's like pacman,walker etc etc.. just not worth the risk both from time away from another player and the cap space- move on
He's so good that the team he's on doesn't want him to ever play there again. Kind of like Haynesworth, the "best" DT in the league except for the team that had him didn't want him on the team anymore.
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Wouldn't even consider it Windy.
I think he's better off signing with Al Qaeda than anyone else. Sounds like they could use his talents better than the NFL.