Aqib Talib credits Greg Schiano for bringing order back to the Bucs

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Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib has a reputation as an undisciplined player, but he says he welcomes new coach Greg Schiano, who has a reputation as a disciplinarian.

Talib said on 790 the Zone in Atlanta that he can see through the Bucs’ nearly perfect attendance at offseason workouts that Schiano has provided the structure the Buccaneers need.

“It got a little loose last year where people got a little too loose around the building,” Talib said, via “So Schiano definitely came in and brought that order back to the building.”

It doesn’t speak well for former Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris that several players have said in the months since Morris was fired that they’re glad to have more order in the building. But all indications are that the players are buying into Schiano’s program.

Talib said he’s gratified that he and Schiano are starting with a clean slate, even though Talib has had his share of off-field problems. One of those problems is now behind him, as Talib recently had a charge of assault with a deadly weapon against him dropped. Talib says the man who accused him of shooting a gun at him was targeting Talib because he’s wealthy.

“It was killing me, man,” Talib said. “It was a bad situation where a guy had a couple lies to try to put a extra couple dollars in his pocket. But it was killing me, man. It was just a bad situation and I’m just glad it’s behind me.”

Now Talib can get back to work, for a coach who’s bringing just the kind of order and discipline that Talib says he wants.

8 responses to “Aqib Talib credits Greg Schiano for bringing order back to the Bucs

  1. I really really hope that his problems are behind him. All of us in Tampa have plenty of reason to doubt that the he’ll be perfect from here on out, though.

    Talib can be a shutdown corner is he’s focused and coached properly, his talent is insane. The problem is that from 2008-2011 he had funner things to do like punch cabbies and scream at refs and his own coach.

    Please be good this year, or our CB situation is nasty.

  2. I could have sworn that just last year everyone was praising Raheem Morris….now he’s the guy who was the real problem in Tampa Bay ?

    No doubt that Schiano was a solid choice to try to bring some discipline to the biggest group of knuckleheads south of New York; but I’d have a lot more respect if players like Talib would admit they quit on Morris, laid down like dogs and cost the man his job…..

  3. “Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib has a reputation as an undisciplined player”

    Understatement of the year?

  4. Hope Shanahan keeps his best eye on Morris! Appears that he trys to be one of the brothers rather than the boss. Underminding by Morris could hinder the progress of a young and up coming Redskins squad.

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