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Bucs: Aqib Talib will remain with team

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Conventional wisdom earlier this offseason said the Bucs would cut cornerback Aqib Talib.

Conventional wisdom is usually stupid.  Talent trumps all.

Bucs G.M. Mark Dominik said Tuesday he expects Talib to be on the team during training camp and into the season. It remains unclear if the NFL will further punish Talib for his arrest this offseason, but his legal troubles may not play until 2012.

If Talib was a borderline NFL talent, he would have been cut two years ago.  If he was a solid rotational player, he would have been cut Tuesday.

Talib is a uniquely talented NFL starter with potential to be among the game’s best.  Those guys get all the chances they need.

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35 Responses to “Bucs: Aqib Talib will remain with team”
  1. trbowman says: Jul 26, 2011 4:45 PM

    Turd.

  2. stanklepoot says: Jul 26, 2011 4:46 PM

    Guess they figure they might as well get that last season out of him before he goes to prison. Talib needs to save up his money for a really good lawyer right about now.

  3. brownsfn says: Jul 26, 2011 4:46 PM

    Ya team penitentiary…good luck with that Bucs…

  4. bucfevernva says: Jul 26, 2011 4:46 PM

    awesome that we are keeping him, one of the best if not the best cornerback in the league. Aqib deserves his chance as being a high caliber player!!!

    oh yeah; GO BUCS!!!

  5. thephantomstranger says: Jul 26, 2011 4:46 PM

    Conventional wisdom is usually stupid.
    _______

    My new nickname for Bob Nelson Jr. is “Conventional Wisdom.”

  6. plum13sec says: Jul 26, 2011 4:47 PM

    The talented ones always stay with the team.

    the undrafted rookies are the ones who gets punished when they slip up

  7. lloydcarr1997 says: Jul 26, 2011 4:48 PM

    If A guy can play and he isn’t a cancer in the clubhouse I could care less if he is a menace to society. Put him on the field.

  8. nineroutsider says: Jul 26, 2011 4:48 PM

    I wouldn’t have cut him either…

  9. citiciti says: Jul 26, 2011 4:49 PM

    FARVE says with his hand raised:Hey I’m over here TALK ABOUT ME!!!LMFAO!

  10. connorchew says: Jul 26, 2011 4:49 PM

    insert here a played out ” he would’ve fit in well with the eagles or bengals” joke. original.

  11. doe22us says: Jul 26, 2011 4:50 PM

    Wait till he caps one in Dominik’s dome .. its just a matter of time till he is suspended anyway.

  12. polishrod says: Jul 26, 2011 4:51 PM

    Talib is a uniquely talented NFL starter with potential to be among the game’s best. Those guys get all the chances they need.

    ———————-

    Ha Ha, would LOVE to see PFT spew this line about Mike Vick

  13. bigginfragable says: Jul 26, 2011 4:52 PM

    Turd – Yes.
    However as a Bucs fan, with his talent on the field, this makes me feel better about this season. Off the field, he’s a utter moron…..But if he were on your team wouldn’t you be saying the same as me??

  14. jagernation says: Jul 26, 2011 4:52 PM

    you are not guilty because it is written in a paper or on the news. would be stupid to let this guy go to a division rival before his case is even tried. Radio and Mark D are smarter than that

  15. kcflake says: Jul 26, 2011 4:53 PM

    What a Joke. Good to see a Piece of Trash sticking around the NFL.

  16. seneca1ss says: Jul 26, 2011 4:59 PM

    A lot of Big Mouth Experts had this guy: broke and living under a bridge already.

    Again…..what would you do if someone is beating your sister? I’m sure everyone would act calm and rational AND RUN

    2011 Pro-Bowl starter: AQIB TALIB

  17. frugalghidorah says: Jul 26, 2011 4:59 PM

    All you Chops are the same people who would be calling for heads if the front office if the secondary was swiss cheese. Nobody likes his actions but if we keep only chior boys we would never win a game. Dominik cuts him and every team in the league tries to pick him up. No right answer here but grow up.

  18. larryed says: Jul 26, 2011 5:00 PM

    St Pete Times said the Buc’s were waiting for the lockout to be done before cutting him outright. I guess Dominik didn’t read that article.

  19. bucwild05 says: Jul 26, 2011 5:00 PM

    Keep him. Innocent until proven guilty. Everyone is making such a huge deal over this. If someone was “messing” with your sister, what would you do? Also, the media (I know this is hard to believe) makes a HUGE deal over nothing. Let the law figure this one out!

  20. 808raiderinparadise says: Jul 26, 2011 5:03 PM

    I heard they were going to use him the SHOTGUN this year and as a GUNNER

  21. bradentonbuc says: Jul 26, 2011 5:04 PM

    Turd, yes, but if we cut him any team would love to have him and would snap him up in minutes. So we’ll keep him

  22. dbellina says: Jul 26, 2011 5:05 PM

    Talib Kweli is a good rapper.
    Aqib Talib seems like a better raper.

  23. bucwild05 says: Jul 26, 2011 5:08 PM

    Could you imagine: Nnamdi Asomugha and Talib in the same secondary? Barber covering slot! C’mon Tampa, do this, and you will sell out the entire season, and be Superbowl bound!

  24. effjohntaylornorelation says: Jul 26, 2011 5:09 PM

    Boo! More of the same from the Buccanners.

  25. damayan5 says: Jul 26, 2011 5:20 PM

    Most reports are saying that the case against him is very slim and he’ll be acquitted, so i guess Mark Dominik feels the same way.

    Let the judicial process work itself out and see what happens. Could still go both ways.

  26. simplesimon1 says: Jul 26, 2011 5:25 PM

    Can’t blame them for keeping him. Week one Calvin Johnson comes to town. Better hope Grimes isn’t trying to run with him again this time.

    However, for people saying things like this :

    “Keep him. Innocent until proven guilty. Everyone is making such a huge deal over this. If someone was “messing” with your sister, what would you do? Also, the media (I know this is hard to believe) makes a HUGE deal over nothing. Let the law figure this one out!” -bucwild05

    LOL….Really? First, if womeone was messing with my sister, I’d phone the police. I wouldn’t (allegedly) pistol whip him, then (allegedly) take turns with mama shooting at him and then throw mama under the bus and run for cover. Also, making a huge deal? LOL….really? You are insane if you think this is not a “huge deal”. I think team spirit is getting in your Vodka.

  27. btintampa says: Jul 26, 2011 5:30 PM

    Before you make any more snide remarks, hunt down the criminal complaint against Talib. Read it carefully, and try to picture the events as described by the alleged victim, the guy who was beating up Talib’s sister. The document and testimony are pathetic, and makes me wonder what was the motivation of the Dallas Police Department in pursuing the matter. They pushed it out to 2012 so people will forget about it. Is Talib a knucklehead? Yes. Does he need to tell Momma “Enough is Enough, I am done with you?” Yes. Will he grow up after this brush with prison bars? I can only hope so.

  28. CKL says: Jul 26, 2011 5:41 PM

    bigginfragable says: Jul 26, 2011 4:52 PM

    Turd – Yes.
    However as a Bucs fan, with his talent on the field, this makes me feel better about this season. Off the field, he’s a utter moron…..But if he were on your team wouldn’t you be saying the same as me??
    ____________________________________
    It’s dumb to expect a whole team full of choirboys yes, but this turd started his tenure with the Bucs by punching out one of his own teammates @ the rookie symposium and has had another assault incident he was arrested for before this one. That’s THREE violent incidents in a short time period. I would say that’s a track record that screams: turd that will not change. And if a guy on my team (Pats) was like this I wouldn’t want him there. Hell I didn’t even want Randy Moss on the team and he didn’t have 3 violent incidents on record before he got to NE.

  29. bucwild05 says: Jul 26, 2011 6:35 PM

    @simplesimon1:

    So let me get this straight…. Someone is beating up you sister, and you’d call the police?

    I hope their resoponse time is REALLY fast. Sorry, I protect my family. Although I have never grown up in bad areas, am sure that they tend not to make to quick.

    Btintampa is right, their case is week, if they have one at all. Is Talib an upstanding citizen, no, but this incident is not worth cutting him, the DID blow this out of perportion. Its a natural human reaction to protect your family!

  30. bucfevernva says: Jul 26, 2011 8:54 PM

    agree with you bucwild05 and guy that talked about randy moss really? randy moss is washed up he was good with the vikings with cris carter opposite of him if he was still good he would still be with the vikings, so shut up. all he is being is another brett favre one more year one more year moss just needs to retire.

  31. bucfevernva says: Jul 26, 2011 8:57 PM

    and he just so happened to fall out on the pats and if u have a player that started with your team and got into legal trouble you would want nothing but the best for them if he produces like aqib talib does.

  32. preakin says: Jul 26, 2011 10:55 PM

    United States Law, if you all forget. INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY BY A JURY OF YOUR PIERS. Man you guys have a lot to say about a guy that has not been judged in court.

  33. simplesimon1 says: Jul 27, 2011 12:57 AM

    preakin

    “United States Law, if you all forget. INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY BY A JURY OF YOUR PIERS. Man you guys have a lot to say about a guy that has not been judged in court.”

    First, it’s “peers” not “piers”. Second, the NFL discipline has zero to do with this. They punish regardless. Why? Because they deal with athletes who have the money to make cases disappear. And they’re stupidity is a black eye on the league.

    Next, probably the reason, and main reason, people tend to believe he is guilty of what he has been charged with is because he’s been a bonehead every year since coming into the league. He’s a great player, but this is hardly his first offense, and it probably won’t be his last.

  34. 1bigtex says: Jul 27, 2011 7:59 AM

    @preakin

    Assaulting cabdrivers, check. B & E, check. Dope, check. Multiple kids by multiple women, check. Fighting with teammates, check. And that’s before we get to him admitting that he brandished a weapon and attempted to pistol whip his sister’s boyfriend. Eyewitnesses place children at the scene of the assault. The only reason he’s not in jail right now is because he’s got money, his gun jammed, and both he and his jailbird mother are really bad shots.

    Physically talented football player? Sure. Stable human being? No way. Would want him living anywhere near me? You’ve got to be kidding.

  35. xxxviichamps says: Jul 27, 2011 10:06 AM

    He is a knucklehead.

    He is an All-Pro calibar cornerback on a team that plays a couple of the game’s best Quarterbacks four times a year.

    He hasn’t been proven guilty. When/if he is, then you deal with him.

    His teammates want him here.

    Seems like a pretty easy decision to me…you’re not going to risk falling behind in the best division in football, and lose one of the most talented players on a team that’s trying to make a Super Bowl run THIS SEASON…because he ALLEGEDLY did something…Something I would allegedly do as well if someone was beating on my sister.

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