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November 1, 2012 @ 3:15 pm
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Bucs Trade CB Talib To Patriots For Fourth-Round Pick In 2013

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The Buccaneers have traded CB Aqib Talib to the Patriots for a fourth-round pick in 2013. Tampa Bay ships Talib and its seventh-round pick next year to New England in the trade.
The Buccaneers announced shortly after the trade deadline that Tampa Bay had traded troubled cornerback Aqib Talib and its 2013 seventh-round pick to the New England Patriots for a unconditional fourth-round pick next year. 

Shortly after the trade was announced, Bucs general manager Mark Dominik spoke with the media at One Buc Place and explained that Tampa Bay felt this decision was best for the organization.
 
"I'm here to announce today that we have traded Aqib Talib to the New England Patriots," Dominik said. "It's a decision that we felt like was in the best interest of our organization, what we wanted to do. It's been a - you know, the trade deadline every year comes and you look at it from different perspectives of whether you want to make a move to require a player, whether you're going to have an opportunity to trade a player. You know, the last I'd say 48-72 hours has been a lot of work on the phones talking to a lot of different clubs - everybody in the league - trying to find out what's going on in terms of things that we want to talk about and discuss. We felt, again, sitting down with Greg (Schiano) going through the whole process, we felt like this was the right move for our football team and what we want to do internally."

The former Kansas Jayhawk was selected by the Bucs with the 20th overall pick in the first round of the 2008 draft, and although he is a talented football player, Talib has had trouble off the field since entering the league. He served a one-game suspension in 2010, missing the season opener against Cleveland as a disciplinary measure for assaulting a Tampa Bay area cab driver on the final day of training camp in 2009.

This week, Talib is serving the final game of a four-game suspension for testing positive for a performance enhancing substance the fifth-year player said was Adderall. 

Immediately following Talib’s suspension, Bucs head coach Greg Schiano said: “I have spoken with Aqib, and he knows that he made a poor decision that let our team down. Certainly, other players will have the opportunity to step up while he serves this suspension.”

The 26-year old Talib, who is in the last year of his contract with the Bucs, has 18 career interceptions, including three that he has returned for touchdowns, 182 tackles, 53 passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Prior to his suspension, Talib recorded 21 tackles (20 solo), one interception and seven passes defensed.

Dominik ended the impromptu press conference by discussing what this trade says to the other players about the organization. 

"Well the thing you got to keep in mind for us as an organization - two things: your body of work is what it is, you know, and Aqib (Talib) played well here for us, but at the same point he's got eight games left on his contract and his contract [is] going to expire, so we have to look at everything when we make these decisions. And each player is an individual situation, each player is an individual case."

PewterReport.com will keep you updated as new information comes in on any new details regarding the trade.




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    Look at what Kyle Arrington has done in NE since he left the Bucs. It will be interesting to see what happens with Talib. I have mixed feelings about this deal. You would think Talib would have loyalty to the Bucs and Schiano had they stuck with him (again) after his latest transgression. He is a 1st round corner with good size in the prime of his career. I know Nicks embarassed him and he has been somewhat up and down, but pinkstob makes a good point about the Bucs history of drafting corners. Myron Lewis (3rd rd) and Alan Zematis (4th rd) come to mind. I want to think that he was actually going to straighten up, but who knows. He is dinged up an awful lot too. Nothing is guaranteed and I think the point being made about getting a 4th rounder for a guy that might have been out the door after this year is valid.
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    To say it's a 4th Rd. pick is true but a late, late 4th. Giving the Pats. our 7th the trade is more like a mid. 5th. But to get something for a guy that was not in the future of the Buc's is better than just to let him go for nothing. We can use that 4 pick and add another pick and maybe get back into the 1st again and get the best two CB's in the draft.
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    The bucs are a better team without this guy. He was never going to become the great corner he was drafted to be. Inconsistent. Gives up way too many big plays. You'll never hear "Talib" and "shut down" in the same sentence. There is a reason no one outside of Tampa knows Talib. Other than for, you know, the drugs. And the gun play. And the assaults. Buh-bye
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    This is amazing. We got a 4th rounder out a player who only has seven games left on his contract. Who knows he may still be a Buc next year if we chose to sign him when he hits FA. And who cares about loosing the seventh rounder. We have enough low end talent on our team. Now we have five picks in the first four rounds. Plus we have Joseph, Nicks and Clayborne who all have multiple years left on their contracts coming back next year. That's like adding three more first round picks to go with what we already had. This year will be tough but lets be honest...we weren't going to make the playoffs and in the amazing chance we did it would just be a first round exit. Plus now at least we will know if any of the CB on our roster are worth keeping next year. Next years Draft.....1st. CB, 2nd. CB / OT 3rd. CB/OT (whatever we didn't get in the 2nd) 4th DT 2nd 4th SLB..5th try to find a McClester type hybrid Slot / Return player. FA - TE (maybe Cook or Finley)
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    Here's the bottom line; we got a 4th round pick for a player who was probably destined to go elsewhere after this season anyway. He was not guaranteed to re-sign with the Bucs and would be free to go anywhere (including the Redskins). Throw in the fact that Talib has been a part time player due to his frequent injuries and suspensions. So we give him up for half of the 2012 season at most and get a 4th round choice in return. Not bad I say.
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    scubog, good points.
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    I was surprised that this happen since Talib was about to come back after this game. I am taking it that there was more to the story that we do not know about? If you just look at the value prospect; New England did very good if Talib behaves himself, but he is one problem away from a year suspension. On the Bucs side, I believe it was the correct move because Talib doesn't have the character to be a Buccaneer anymore. Coach is building his team his way and I support it. I was surprised that Blount was not traded. I am also surprised that Wright has not been officially suspended yet.
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    Horse, Adam Schefter just tweeted that Talib is not eligible until Nov 28. Suspensions are for games not weeks. Bye weeks do not count!
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    Horse, Sorry typo. Make that Nov. 18.
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    Now that the Pats have Talib, we better hope they don't win the SB or we will have given up the 7th we got for Price and got the 32nd pick in the 4th round which is kinda like a 5th. Since Talib was going to be a FA next year, it's probably a good deal. Need more time to think about this one!
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    This is a good deal for the future but not for RIGHT NOW!!! If Wright is suspended we have Biggers, Johnson and McDonald as our 3 corners. Teams will pass all day against us (as if they already weren't). I wonder if this was some sort of payback to Belichick for his glowing endorsement of Schiano for the coaching job earlier this year. Too bad we couldn't acquire Mike Jenkins from the Cowboys...I heard he was on the market.
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    mix feelings about this trade. Hopefully LJ will turn out to be something special for the rest of the season. Still not a fan of Biggers & is Lewis finally cut? One thing i really liked about AT is that he is a really good tackler especially when he plays the run. But then again i dont really remember a game where he took out the top receivers out of the game such as Calvin & even Nicks got him a few good times. But Talib has been on the chopping block since day one.
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    Great move. Yeah we will continue to be weak in the secondary but Schiano coming out defending Talib and his place on the team when the Adderall story came out must have helped keep his trade value up. 4th rounder? Thats amazing. Anyone who complains about that value should go back to playing Madden. When a player does not have a future on the team and you are likely to lose him to free market (or dont want him) getting a mid rounder that can either be used to get a good player or packaged to move up in the draft (like we did this year to get LDavid), thats a job well done. I was hoping we could have got some O-Line or CB help in other moves but I guess its back to poaching from the practice squad...
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    I'm having flashbacks of Talib's performance against Hakim Nicks and I say good riddance. Even in Talib's best year he hasn't been a dominant player. Dominik getting a 4th rounder for a "troubled" player with half a season left on his contract is AMAZING. Here's a news-flash, Wright has been our best corner this year (not Talib), and his suspension hasn't been confirmed, only rumoured. My finger's are crossed that the situation has been misreported and that Wright isn't suspended. We will still have to go CB in the 1st next year. Maybe that extra 4th becomes the ammunition we need to move-up and get the best damn one available. Peace
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    I am amazed that you people would criticize this trade. This is a great trade. People just dont give up picks anymore. He is in his walk year(he could actually come back,doubt it.) to get a 4th rounder is great. Think about what we did with our extra 4th rounder last year-lavonte david, doug martin scenario's. Stop being so negative. You make it embarrasing to be a buc fan. Stop complaining and buy a ticket.
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    It's the truth teachcoach, and I'm surprised that all these posters aren't running one of the NFL teams. I think a 4th rounder for Talib and a 7th is a great deal. I think the front office had already decided that if there was one more problem with him, that would be it. We wouldn't have resigned him, that's for sure, so why not get something for him?
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    Can't believe it was only for a 4th rd. pick! But I guess when he is going to be a free agent after this year, its not like anyone has control after this year in what he does. Man, do we need some help in our secondary. Who is going to be available as a defensive back FA after this year?
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    just saw this Bucs trade Talib and 7th rounder for the Pats 4th rounder....awful. the pats got hooked up and we got screwed...
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    I think the bucs made a mistake and I don't see any silver lining to this move. I haven't seen any corner in this draft class that is as good as Talib. Wright certainly is not a #1 CB and hasn't played like one. I'll start my timer on my phone. We'll see how long it takes to find a CB as good as Talib. I think my timer goes all the way up to decades. The last one we drafted was B. Kelly...in 98.
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    ok they already have so many people injured and Wright is facing a four game suspension and Talib was about to come off if his and now who do we have for starting CB Biggers and Mac and Johnson...are ya kidding theyre are going to have the an even worse pass def now....ughh dont understand this unless they got a 2nd round pick it doesnt seem worth it to trade in the middle of the season...so now what for next year...too many gaping holes in the team again...CB, Tackle, SLB, TE, Safety (if ronde retires) maybe a second RB if blount doesnt resign not to mention all the depth they need...wtf are they planning???? I live in New England and all i hear is how the Pats are the best thing since sliced bread and Bill is a God up here it gets wicked annoying considering 99% of all NE Pats fans are completely ignorant to the other 31 teams in the NFL i just hate to see Talib go to the Pats. im done.
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    News Flash: Blount just fainted from relief!
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    Now if only Blount can stop getting tackled by the 1 yard line, he could justify the Bucks keeping him.
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    Just announced we traded a 7th round pick and Talib for NE"s 4th round pick... Not bad at all for compensation, since he was in final year..
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    They better get some good compensation. He was clearly our best CB and is a true #1. Guy was an early 1st rounder and his play backed that up. Hate to see him go.
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    At first, you wonder why the Bucs traded Talib when CB is the greatest need for the team at the present time. Talib's checkered past is evident, but all along this year, the Bucs have said Talib has behaved himself. On second look, this is Talib's last contract year, and the Bucs may feel they cannot pay him the value he thinks he is worth in upcoming years. Talib has great talent, but he has been erratic for all the yeaqrs her's been here. Finally, the Bucs may believe they will be better prepared to make a playoff run next year, and need all the draft picks they can get. Interresting that there was no release of which round in the pick the Bucs received.
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    I guess the Buc's have given up on the season for ( I guess ) another 7th Rd. pick. Now we need two CB's in next draft for sure.
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    I think it could be a conditional 6th round pick or 7th round pick. The thing we have to account for is he was in the final year of his contract. The Bucs would have had to sign him to a big deal (questionable considering past), Franchise Tag him for too much money, or let him walk and not get anything. I would have franchise tagged him and tried to trade next year, but the bucs know a lot more then we do.
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    I'm guessing a 4th rounder, hoping for a 2nd.
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    (Sarcastically) Ya if I know Belichick and the pats its a 7th ... and because its the pats and we got a 7th he will make 6 str8 pro bowls!!!! ....(Seriously) We have better got at least a 3rd round pick!!!
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    Anyone want to take an early guess on the draft pick compensation????
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