Aqib Talib “honored” that Broncos teammates voted him captain

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Aqib Talib‘s no angel. But he is a captain.

The longtime Broncos cornerback said he was “honored” that his teammates chose him as a team captain, the first time in his 10 years in the NFL he’s earned that honor.

“It means a lot to me,” he said, via Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post. “Your teammates voted for you, so it’s good to see that they look at me as a leader and good to see that I’ve been doing my job in OTAs and training camp. I’m honored.”

No one can question his play on the field, as he has 33 career interceptions and nine returned for a touchdown. And he’s always been a vocal player.

“I think maybe my off-the-field stuff kind of prevented me from being a captain a lot of the time, but I think I always been captain material,” he said. “I’ve always been a good guy at practice, I’ve always been a great teammate and I’ve always been a leader.”

Talib has followed a long and interesting path toward captainship which involves multiple issues, most recently having to be separated from a teammate during a preseason game and avoiding league punishment for shooting himself in the leg.

15 responses to “Aqib Talib “honored” that Broncos teammates voted him captain

  1. This tells you everything you need to know about the Broncos franchise, they really are a team of turds and drunks.

  2. Fighting with teammates and inability to handle firearms are desirable traits in Denver. Looks like 6-10 for them this year.

  3. Well, in the land of blind fools the one-eyed jester is king – and the league plays favorites. Let’s not forget that earlier the same night he shot himself (and misled the cops about it) there’d been an incident at a nearby nightclub in which early reports said he was present and that a gun was brandished. Those reports went strangely quiet (paid off?) and the league never looked into them.

  4. The “being separated from a teammate” comment was misleading/unfair. That issue was on Todd Davis. He was getting heated with a GB player and Talib stepped in to separate them, cool him down. Davis didn’t like that at the time and was the one who got hot. Talib did the right thing. By the time the game was over, they were fine.

    He finally had an uneventful offseason, too. I think the leg shot incident, which could have ruined his career, scared him into flying straighter.

    I love having him on my team, he’s fiery, passionate, studies film like crazy, is a very smart corner, and has great hands. I don’t appreciate everything he’s done (like poking Allen in the eye); gotta take the bad with the good.

    The Crabtree chain thing was funny. He told him earlier that year he’d do that if he wore it the next game he saw him. There’s some kind of street rule about being able to back it up if you wear bling, and Crabs couldn’t/didn’t.

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