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November 3, 2010 @ 7:46 am
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Talib Wins NFC Defensive Player of the Week Honors

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Cornerback Aqib Talib has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week. Talib recorded two interceptions and seven tackles in the Buccaneers' 38-35 victory over the Cardinals
Like quarterback Josh Freeman, Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib may have played his best game as a pro in last week’s 38-35 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. Talib was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 8 following his two-interception performance against the Cardinals.

The third-year cornerback recorded seven tackles and two clutch interceptions to help give the Buccaneers their franchise-tying fifth straight road victory. The first interception came in the second quarter when Talib picked off Arizona quarterback Max Hall. Talib got into the endzone from 45 yards out to give the Bucs a 21-14 lead. It was the first pick-six of Talib’s career.

His second interception sealed the game for Tampa Bay. With the Cardinals down by 3 points, backup quarterback Derek Anderson tried to hit wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald on a slant route. Talib made a great play on the ball and hopped in front of Fitzgerald to end the Cardinals’ drive with just over two minutes to go.

The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Talib is the second Buccaneer to win a Player of the Week award this season. Freeman won the Offensive Player of the Week award in Week 5 following his 280-yard, one touchdown performance against the Cincinnati Bengals. He is the first Buccaneers defensive player to win the award since fellow cornerback Ronde Barber won the award in 2008.

Talib now has five interceptions in six games this season. That ranks him second in the NFC behind Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall (6).
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    go 25!!! a couple more dont see why you wont make the Pro bowl. shut down white i know you can. straight up ballen. GO BUCS
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    AQUIB-TALIB AQUIB-TALIB AQUIB-TALIB!!!!!! Shut White down this week baby! I feel another pic-6 comming!!!!
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    It's Aqib...just so you know.
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    Talib has a big test this week with Roddy White... shut him down and we have a shot to win this one Aqib!
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    HarriMags1, while you were at work Wednesday, Jim Rome interviewed Matt Stafford then posed the question, "Who's the best QB to come from that draft?" Analysis was that both would be watched for years to come, but Freeman has "IT" comming out of his ears. Rome's words. Gotta like the exposure.
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    Speaking of National Attention, did you see FREEMAN on Jim Rome yesterday? If you missed it due to work like me, check out this youtube link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ex5oNiKUrDo
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    Bucs getting national attention! I think we can get used to this! Couldnt agree more HORSE, he deserves it but has a lot of work left to do to make up for the 5 times hes gotten burned this year. Shut down corners in the league get burned less then 5 times in a season. He still has some work to do. Last week was a good start.!
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    Congrats Talib; just don't let it go to your head because you have been getting burned this year. I hope that we are now seeing the player that we hoped you would be.
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    Play Smart...Fast...Consistent...and Hard!!!Congrats Talib...being a consistent corner will take you a long ways in the league...just ask #20...
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    Great Job Talib, well deserved!!! Keep it rolling!!! GO BUCS!!!
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    He just needs to stop giving up the big play TD's on a regular basis. Hopefully, this is the turning point for him. Congrats!
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    talib will soon become an elite shutdown corner. 14 picks in 2.5 seasons is pretty special.
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