The Bucs have said they are “deeply disappointed” in Talib since then and conventional wisdom says the team will let him go. ESPN’s Ron Jaworski doesn’t think that’s a wise move.
“You have to give him help,” said Jaworski via the Tampa Tribune. “That’s the most important thing. I do not think you give up on him. I know it’s a high-risk, high-reward situation, but Talib’s a tremendous player who has made some mistakes. You surround him with some quality people.
“Every team in this league has some troubled players. Somehow, (coach) Raheem Morris has got to get his arms around him. The organization has to get its arms around him. The Bucs have to make sure there’s a support system in place.”
Presumably, the Bucs have tried to support Talib and get their arms around him for the last three years. It hasn’t worked.
The real argument here: Do you want to see Talib possibly re-make his career elsewhere? We wouldn’t be having this converation unless Talib was so talented. And talent usually trumps character for most NFL teams in the long run.