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Bucs CB Aqib Talib Is 'Realizing His Talent' Says Ronde Barber

Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Ronde Barber was recently interviewed by Steve Duemig of WDAE in Tampa Bay and talked about cornerback Aqib Talib. Barber spoke highly of Talib's work ethic and his dedication to the Buccaneers in the offseason. When asked if the controversial cornerback had been scared straight, because of an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge that was recently dropped, Barber had this to say.

His decision to stay in Tampa and be here for I think almost 100 percent of the workouts, and train in the offseason, which he'd never done before, he'd always gone home - I think those things just speak to his level of dedication. Whether you call it scared straight or really just wanting to realize his talent. Either way, he was here.

Talib has had some serious accusations against him. Talib does have a reputation for being a problem off of the field. The fact that a player with the pull on the Buccaneers franchise like Barber is complementing him, speaks volumes to how hard he's worked this offseason. Hopefully it pays dividends in the regular season.

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