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Bucs’ workouts draw almost everyone, including Aqib Talib

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ player-organized minicamp started Tuesday and included almost every player who’s expected to be on the team in 2011, and some players who aren’t.

Perhaps the most surprising name in attendance was cornerback Aqib Talib, who is facing aggravated assault charges in Texas. Despite his legal issues, and despite reports that the Bucs will cut ties with him when the lockout ends, Talib showed up and participated.

It just says that we have a hungry team and that going out and winning football games is really important to all of our guys,” Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman, who organized the minicamp, told the Tampa Tribune. “It just shows that we have a lot of passionate dudes here, and you have to love the fact that they all took time out of their schedule to come out and do something like this.”

The Bucs had more than 50 players in attendance, including unsigned rookies, free agents who might not be back and injured players who could only watch. The Bucs seem to like being around each other.

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14 Responses to “Bucs’ workouts draw almost everyone, including Aqib Talib”
  1. skoobyfl says: Jun 29, 2011 7:21 AM

    Jail sentences will soon shorten the bench a touch there.

  2. falconsfan says: Jun 29, 2011 7:31 AM

    Here’s hoping the Bucs can knock off the Saints this year for 2nd place in the Division!

  3. ac0117 says: Jun 29, 2011 7:51 AM

    They will probably keep Talib. He’s a knucklehead but very talented

  4. blakebuchanan87 says: Jun 29, 2011 8:02 AM

    Talib was actually leading the DBs in drills and was coaching up the other young players. Despite never seeming to have his head on straight off the field, he seems to be loved by his teammates and a good leader with a fiery spirit on the field in the vain of a Warren Sapp.

  5. imongo says: Jun 29, 2011 8:10 AM

    “you have to love the fact that they all took time out of their schedule to come out and do something like this.”

    What a moron. Another future ward of the state along with many of his fellow “dudes”.

  6. annnann says: Jun 29, 2011 8:18 AM

    falconsfan says:
    Jun 29, 2011 7:31 AM
    Here’s hoping the Bucs can knock off the Saints this year for 2nd place in the Division!

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    NFC South is a tough division. The falcons might be able to win the division again but its going to be hard. As a Saints fan, I love how competitive our division is. Next year, the Falcons, Saints, or Bucs could win the division title and no one would be surprised because that’s how good the teams in NFC South are. Looking forward to the season already. Let’s get it done D. Smith & Goodell!!

  7. jw731 says: Jun 29, 2011 8:36 AM

    Talib is trying to get some votes for his mom as she is thining of making a run for president of the NRA…..Under the “Stop or my mom will shoot ticket”………

  8. seneca1ss says: Jun 29, 2011 8:38 AM

    Freeman’s going to be the man (finally a franchise QB in Tampa) but he’s still the second most popular QB in town thanks to all of the “Baby Jesus” Tim TeBlow worship’ers

  9. kcflake says: Jun 29, 2011 8:48 AM

    If it were me I’d kick Talib to the curb. What an idiot. maybe Tony Dungy could help the kid.

    Josh Freeman sure is turning out to be an excellent draft pick for the Bucs. He is a Great Leader, a tough player and a good QB. I wonder if the Lions and Jets regret not taking him.

  10. mightyleemoon says: Jun 29, 2011 8:50 AM

    Not in the vain of Warren Sapp at all. Warren had a big mouth and an attitude on the field. But, as a player, he didn’t really have any off the field issues. Talib can’t go a single year without getting into some sort of trouble off the field.

  11. xxxviichamps says: Jun 29, 2011 9:12 AM

    “imongo”

    Really? If there’s any player on our team who won’t be anywhere near a jail cell…It’s Freeman…and you are probably one of very few who doesnt realize how bright this kid’s future is.

    I’m just glad to see that our boys are finally on the field…

    Donald Penn said, “A big part of this was just getting everybody together and seeing everybody’s faces”

    We have a team chemistry here that probably 25 or more head coaches around this league wish they had in their team.

    Talib is a knucklehead…but we do have a legal system here in the United States…and Talib hasnt been convicted of anything yet. Hopefully he didnt do it, but until a judge says he did…I dont know how I feel about giving him the boot.

    See ya’ll in Indy. Go Bucs.

  12. abninf says: Jun 29, 2011 9:46 AM

    kcflake says: Jun 29, 2011 8:48 AM

    If it were me I’d kick Talib to the curb. What an idiot. maybe Tony Dungy could help the kid.
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    Dungy will become his mentor in prison, he’ll be released and find God then Philly will sign him.

  13. jayslang says: Jun 29, 2011 10:33 AM

    Freeman is clearly the leader of the best young team in football.

    If they can get any kind of production out of the young d-line, and by some miracle Talib and Tanard Jackson can get on the field for 12 games, this is the 2011 NFC south division champ…

    Never thought I’d say it, But the Tampa O carries the Tampa D to the playoffs..

  14. jagmania65 says: Jun 29, 2011 1:01 PM

    Reports said that Talib excelled in the pistol-whipping drill!

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