With Aqib Talib's most recent off the field issue, there have been many questioning whether or not the Buccaneers will release him from the team as soon as the lockout ends and they have the ability to do so. On Wednesday, the three authors of TampaBay.com's Buc Beat held a live chat and offered some interesting questions on the Talib front.
Stephen F. Holder:
Nothing on the record that I can share, but I personally think we've seen the last of Talib here. Guilty or not, I think the Bucs know that if they take him back it'll be seen as not taking a stand. And what happens if there's another incident? They'll have no defense.
Obviously that isn't anything official, and not even anything he can put on the record, but Holder must be using some information from the team to help form an opinion on the matter. Someone else asked Holder if that would change the Bucs' draft plans, this is how he responded.
But I also think that cornerback is a BIG need at this point in light what I said about Talib above. Problem is I don't believe there's a cornerback worthy of taking at No. 20 presuming the top guys are gone.
So maybe that means the Bucs will address the cornerback need later in the Draft? We'll have to wait and see.