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Old 04-24-2011   #1
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Default Another Team Going to be Lookin for a CB (Talib)

What is this with all these dumb undisciplined NFL players?

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Troubled Aqib Talib all but gone from Tampa Bay Buccaneers
By Rick Stroud, Times Staff Writer
Sunday, April 24, 2011


TAMPA Barring a last-minute change of heart or perhaps his exoneration the Bucs are expected to release troubled CB Aqib Talib.

Only the lockout, which prevents teams from making transactions, has prevented Tampa Bay from already cutting ties with its 2008 first-round draft pick.

Despite his talent as one of the few shutdown cornerbacks in the league, Talib has run out of chances, the Bucs believe.

Talib, 25, has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in a March 21 shooting in Garland, Texas, a second-degree felony punishable by two to 20 years in prison. Police say he fired a handgun at Shannon Billings, 40, his sister's live-in boyfriend. Through his attorneys, Talib has denied the accusation.

Since arriving from Kansas, Talib has been involved in a series of violent incidents.

He fought a teammate at the NFL rookie symposium. In 2009 he swung a helmet at tackle Donald Penn during an argument and inadvertently struck cornerback Torrie Cox, splitting his head open. Last year Talib agreed to a deal with prosecutors to resolve a battery charge after he was accused of hitting a St. Petersburg cab driver, and he was suspended for the first game last season by commissioner Roger Goodell.

In the Texas case, police say Talib tried to pistol whip his sister's boyfriend during a domestic dispute. When Talib's mother, Okolo, arrived, she fired several shots at Billings before Talib got the weapon and shot at Billings. Okolo Talib, 58, also was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon as well as being a felon in possession of a handgun.


As far as the Bucs are concerned, the outcome of the case won't matter. They know Talib at the least faces a long league suspension.

The Bucs have reached a point where they believe Talib's talent no longer justifies the trouble he generates. They believe it's only a matter of time before he runs afoul of the rules again.

That's why general manager Mark Dominik made it clear last week that the Bucs have altered their draft plans to include selecting a cornerback.

The Bucs don't have to wait for the outcome of Talib's case to make a move. They didn't in October when former TE Jerramy Stevens was arrested on two felony marijuana possession charges; the team released him two days later.

Goodell isn't likely to wait for a resolution, either, before making a move. He has said the league's personal conduct policy applies during the lockout and will be enforced when a collective bargaining agreement is reached.
Then, again, it doesn't help to be brought up by a felon pistol-packin' Mamma!
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After several brushes with the law, Tampa is expected to release 2008 first round draft pick Aqib Talib when they are legally able to do so; upon the conclusion of the NFL Lockout.

On field, Talib has lived up to his first round billing, finishing in the top ten in interceptions in each of his first two seasons (2nd overall in 2010). This season, he was voted the NFL Defensive Back of the Year by the NFL Alumni Association and is quickly developing a reputation for being a shutdown corner.

However, for all his talent on the field, he seems to have major issues keeping out of trouble off it. Last off-season, he was arrested for assaulting a cab driver. Recently, he was accused of pistol whipping his sister's boyfriend, then shooting at him.

Obviously the talent is there, and he could be a nice building block for the immediate future. Also, after being released by Tampa, his off-field issues might drag his price tag down a tad. Question is, do you feel the headaches are worth the investment?
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Default Re: Aqib Talib?

He might be spending some time in jail and/or a lengthy suspension. Uncle Bob don't play those games, not gonna happen.
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Default Re: Aqib Talib?

For all the grief McNair takes on this board about character decisions, this is one I don't want. Guys that have issues that can be worked through are far removed from guys that are constantly in trouble with the law. This guy could be the next Lawrence Phillips.
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After several brushes with the law, Tampa is expected to release 2008 first round draft pick Aqib Talib when they are legally able to do so; upon the conclusion of the NFL Lockout.

On field, Talib has lived up to his first round billing, finishing in the top ten in interceptions in each of his first two seasons (2nd overall in 2010). This season, he was voted the NFL Defensive Back of the Year by the NFL Alumni Association and is quickly developing a reputation for being a shutdown corner.

However, for all his talent on the field, he seems to have major issues keeping out of trouble off it. Last off-season, he was arrested for assaulting a cab driver. Recently, he was accused of pistol whipping his sister's boyfriend, then shooting at him.

Obviously the talent is there, and he could be a nice building block for the immediate future. Also, after being released by Tampa, his off-field issues might drag his price tag down a tad. Question is, do you feel the headaches are worth the investment?
Pistol packin momma is going to take the fall for him.

Talib has Cowboy written all over him. Then atleast he wont have to go far to see his momma in jail.

I wouldn't sign him. But would be happy if BoB did. Not gonna happen
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Default Re: Another Team Going to be Lookin for a CB (Talib)

Gald we passed on him during the draft, and I'm glad I know we'll be passing on him during free agency. IIRC, wasn't he one of the ones that tested positive for marijuana at the combine?
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