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A call in Tampa for Bucs to cut Aqib Talib

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Aqib Talib has been a trouble maker from the start of his career in Tampa Bay, dating back to the time he got in a fistfight with a teammate at the rookie symposium, two months after the Bucs took him in the first round of the 2008 NFL draft. And some in Tampa think that his latest trouble should be his last.

With the news that Talib has been suspended four games for a violation of the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy (for what he says was taking Adderall without a prescription), Gary Shelton of the Tampa Bay Times is weighing in and saying that the Bucs need to cut Talib.

“The Bucs should have known better,” Shelton writes. “With Talib, there is always going to be another headache, another headline, another horror show. Sooner or later, he was going to let down his teammates once again.”

It seems unlikely that the Bucs would cut Talib for taking Adderall when they didn’t cut him when he was charged with shooting at his sister’s ex-boyfriend (those charges were later dropped). But with a guy like Talib, the only way to ensure he won’t embarrass your team with off-field trouble is to get rid of him.

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  1. panamon says: Oct 13, 2012 10:44 PM

    I bet that would sell tickets.

  2. mustbechris says: Oct 13, 2012 10:49 PM

    Aqib Talib is the man

  3. mayobills says: Oct 13, 2012 10:55 PM

    He’ll sign with the JETS

  4. zor9999 says: Oct 13, 2012 11:01 PM

    Maybe he actually has Attention Deficit Disorder. He might need it to concentrate to finish a grad degree.

  5. johnmaddenslovechild says: Oct 13, 2012 11:03 PM

    He’s good when he’s good but you let him off the field or out of the building and the damn kid can’t keep outta trouble. I say look into it first but it might be too little too late.

  6. rolltide510 says: Oct 13, 2012 11:06 PM

    Even if there was something to the silly claim that NFL players need ADD medication to play football, the fact that so many players have already been suspended for this makes it a grade-A knucklehead move.

  7. landobuc says: Oct 13, 2012 11:10 PM

    You left out the taxi driver he punched and served a 1 game suspension for. But this was nothing criminal or violent so let it be. He will have Phil rivers crying like a baby when he comes back.

  8. bleedbattlered says: Oct 13, 2012 11:11 PM

    I guess when the coaches demanded more “focus” he took it literally..

  9. clu1perceiver says: Oct 13, 2012 11:12 PM

    As a practical matter, 4 weeks without the structure of an NFL team will probably be too much for his troubled personality. Sadly, Talib is likely to find himself in some scrape or other effectively cutting himself.

  10. rickastleydancemoves says: Oct 13, 2012 11:15 PM

    Bald headed f____r.

  11. staffordsyear says: Oct 13, 2012 11:21 PM

    I dont care about his legal troubles nor should the lions..we need some help in the backfield! pick him up if cut….it cant hurt.

  12. snccoach says: Oct 13, 2012 11:23 PM

    Unfortunately, exceptions are made for talented people.

  13. nflfollower says: Oct 13, 2012 11:23 PM

    I would take him in Detroit. He’s overrated, but we need a CB badly right now. Plus, Suh would keep him in line.

  14. FinFan68 says: Oct 13, 2012 11:32 PM

    MDS, wise up. He just said he took Adderall and it is likely a lie. Adderall is the new excuse for getting popped on a drug test. One guy got his suspension reduced or withdrawn and now all of the rest are looking to scam the same thing. They know there is no way to refute their claims and so they do it hoping to gain sympathy or credibility with an outside shot at no discipline. Talib is a turd that should have been flushed a long time ago. If they knew nobody else would take him, he would be gone. Teams want to fix the issues but they also do not want to be the team that let a guy walk away and turn everything around.

  15. gettingpwned says: Oct 13, 2012 11:33 PM

    Adderall again eh? I love how this is the new ‘my dog ate my homework’ for the steroid cover ups.
    Basically, the league can’t say why they’re suspended so the players can say anything they want about why they were suspended without any fight from the league. Such a joke.

  16. roadtrip3500 says: Oct 13, 2012 11:34 PM

    And he’s in the same defensive backfield with a guy like Ronde Barber who’s on his way to Canton. Shows Talib has no capacity to learn from a pro.

  17. ottawabrave91 says: Oct 13, 2012 11:42 PM

    ain’t his fault. he didn’t know them viddles he took be bad. he may have allegedly shot at some peoples. but he alright. I played college football 20 miles from where he did. never heard of him starting things up round Lawrence or OU where I went when k u players made it down our way from time to time

  18. zaggs says: Oct 13, 2012 11:52 PM

    Thought they would’ve cut him after he got torched several times in the Giants game.

  19. frank booth says: Oct 14, 2012 12:03 AM

    staffordsyear says:Oct 13, 2012 11:21 PM

    I dont care about his legal troubles nor should the lions..we need some help in the backfield! pick him up if cut….it cant hurt.
    The Lions could care less about legal troubles or character. They are a reflection of the city they play near, except that people fear the city of the Detroit, but not the 1-3 Lions.

  20. rajbais says: Oct 14, 2012 12:46 AM

    He got into crazy off the field conduct with a taxi driver and his sister’s boyfriend and a suspension that he deserves is because of Adderall.


  21. Max says: Oct 14, 2012 12:50 AM

    “he got in a fistfight with a teammate at the rookie symposium” lololooloooololololoololoooooololololololololololol

  22. drgreenstreak says: Oct 14, 2012 12:55 AM

    Raheem’s Gang. Dump Talib and Blount. That gets things started. There are others…

  23. staffordsyear says: Oct 14, 2012 1:01 AM

    Frank booth says..yea thats his name:

    “They are a reflection of the city they play near”

    They play in DOWNTOWN DETROIT..go there lets see how long ya last..nobody “fears” detroit at least the people that live here..but really, come on over with your weak’ll get eatin.

  24. boneyardbuc says: Oct 14, 2012 1:18 AM

    Or it’s unlikely that he is cut because he is in the last year of his contract.

    Way to leave that out “NFL insider”

  25. 4evrnyt says: Oct 14, 2012 1:23 AM

    This guy has Cincinnati Bengals written all over him.

  26. stairwayto7 says: Oct 14, 2012 1:31 AM

    This pink should never have been drafted has high has he was! Total over-rated! He is athe A-Rod of baseball..gets an int when score in 28-3!

  27. steelersandladyboysfan says: Oct 14, 2012 1:38 AM

    Jim Schwartz on line 3

  28. tebownextmarino says: Oct 14, 2012 1:53 AM

    Redskins need him our corners aren’t doing to well

  29. racksie says: Oct 14, 2012 1:58 AM

    Adderall is basically an amphetamine. Should answer any questions about why it’s so popular.

  30. upperdecker19 says: Oct 14, 2012 2:19 AM

    Can you imagine if they start HGH testing? I’ll set the over/under at 60% of the league being suspended……

  31. jaccfrost says: Oct 14, 2012 2:32 AM

    I thought America is a country that gives second, no, third, I meant, forth….heck I’ve lost count of how many chances so called pro athletes get in this country….IT’S THE AMERICAN WAY (rolling my eyes)

  32. joetoronto says: Oct 14, 2012 5:38 AM

    This guy isn’t your everyday, run of the mill, turd.

    This guy is an upper class turd, right up there in the upper echelons of the turds of turds.

    Stay classy, Tampa.

  33. larryboodry says: Oct 14, 2012 6:17 AM

    “Suh would keep him in line…”


  34. themediaisblind says: Oct 14, 2012 7:00 AM

    For medical privacy issues, the league can’t say what substance Talib was suspended for. But I would think they could come out and say, “liar, liar, pants on fire!” if it was for something other than Adderall…

  35. bucsfanpc says: Oct 14, 2012 7:38 AM

    Aqib Talib has show time and time again that he’s not worth the headache of keeping him around. He is not consistent with his play and he gets into trouble every year. As a Bucs fan, I’d love to see him banished to a team like the Lions.

  36. noturavragepunk says: Oct 14, 2012 7:59 AM

    Didn’t Detroit run a talented corner out of town for a few legal issues. Now the fans want them to bring in a guy who has been a problem since he was drafted.

  37. hehateme2 says: Oct 14, 2012 8:05 AM

    Brandon Marshall 2.0

  38. pizzon says: Oct 14, 2012 8:15 AM

    you would think Schiano would cut this guy to send a message especially since he wants to change the culture around the clubhouse. what better way to send a message than to cut this guy but then again wins are top priority in the NFL, and if keeping this guy helps Schiano keep his job then so much for change right?

  39. baloneyjohn says: Oct 14, 2012 8:22 AM

    This guy should be traded to the riaders. The Bucs have coddled this dirt bag from the beginning. A bad apple, similar to that other DB, Tanard Jackson. This fool is also suspended.
    A drug for attention deficit. BS. He KNEW why he was taking it. Sure as hell NOT for AD

  40. dolphins4 says: Oct 14, 2012 8:29 AM

    This guy looks like a Steeler.

  41. ohnothatguy says: Oct 14, 2012 8:57 AM

    Giants!! Hello out there!!! Yea he a trouble maker!! Yea he out 4 games!! Who cares!! We need a cb badly and he better then all we have!! Send a 6th rounder for him n let eli osi n tuck put him in place!! We need that physical cb on our D!!

  42. tommyribs says: Oct 14, 2012 9:09 AM

    As my good friend AJL says: “The guy is a bucket with a hole in it.”

    Truer words have never been spoken.

    In this day and age, I truly believe that you cannot build a winning team with cancers like this on it.

    The GIANTS had to let Tiki walk, the JETs tried, got close but failed, need we mention the Bengals and all their low character guys from years ago?

  43. Patriot42 says: Oct 14, 2012 9:24 AM

    Some fans always choose talent over morals.

  44. imjinbrdgr says: Oct 14, 2012 9:28 AM

    He be great in Motown. Him and Suh could go cruzin together.

  45. tpa43 says: Oct 14, 2012 10:13 AM

    Once a pothead always a pothead

  46. cdngatorfan says: Oct 14, 2012 10:27 AM

    Off he goes to the Raiders, where all good career attempts go to die…..

    but wait…..I hear Jerry Jones calling.

  47. leafeaterx says: Oct 14, 2012 10:34 AM

    The Redskins don’t need A. Talib. We signed TB’s troubled FS T. Jackson when he was cut this offseason, and he got suspended for this entire year by failing a drug test.

    No thanks, let someone else deal with him. Our past “puffers” (T. Williams, F. Davis) actually appear to be turning the corner, no pun intended, and I don’t want a guy taking a drug without a prescription in that locker room.

    I hate it when these players waste their talent. I feel bad for them. I guess I’m a softy.

  48. revroy78 says: Oct 14, 2012 11:42 AM

    I hope for his sake that he was taking Adderall to hide his PED use. I have a friend who got hooked on Adderall (I’m told its effects are similar to cocaine) so I hope this isn’t the case in Talib’s case because that’s an issue that’s far more dangerous than PEDs.

  49. frank booth says: Oct 14, 2012 1:28 PM

    staffordsyear says:Oct 14, 2012 1:01 AM

    Frank booth says..yea thats his name:

    “They are a reflection of the city they play near”

    They play in DOWNTOWN DETROIT..go there lets see how long ya last..nobody “fears” detroit at least the people that live here..but really, come on over with your weak’ll get eatin.
    The tough talk is really neat and cute. Of course, you live in the suburbs and not the city, so you only venture in for the occasional game, if that.

    Good try.

  50. backindasaddle says: Oct 14, 2012 10:30 PM

    Talib has suffers from Character Deficit Disorder.

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