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Hovan rips former Buc teammate, Talib

Posted on: April 22, 2011 4:32 pm
 
C. Hovan apparently is not a fan of A. Talib (US Presswire). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

You and I might think it’s utterly ridiculous if the Buccaneers let the off-the-field-challenged Aqib Talib return for yet another chance at playing in the NFL – of course, we’d also say that was simply the reality for one of the most talented cornerbacks in the NFC – but it sounds like former Tampa Bay and current Rams DT Chris Hovan is outraged by the matter.

On Thursday afternoon, he did a radio spot with WQYK (via JoeBucsFan.com ), and he let loose.

A sampling of the transcript:

Chris Hovan: How many strikes does Aqib get? I mean, really? He beats up a taxi driver. He beats — I saw what he did to Torrie Cox by hitting him in the head with a helmet. I have never seen that before in my 15-20 years of playing football.

J.P. Peterson: He didn’t do it on purpose…

Hovan: Yes he did.

J.P.: You think he did?

Hovan: Yes he did. He took his helmet off and he whacked him over the bridge of the nose. He knew what he was doing. He has been given too much leeway from Raheem Morris because, I guess, Coach Morris has favoritism towards him because he played defensive back. Again, they are giving this young man way too much leeway. Any other individual would have been cut way before this. But Aqib has so much talent — his talent goes through the ceiling. But you can’t keep having these offseason issues and you can’t keep covering for this kid. They are saying it’s OK for what he is doing and he just pistol whipped somebody in Texas. I mean, how many times does ownership and management let this kid get off?


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Comments

Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: April 22, 2011 5:58 pm
 

Hovan rips former Buc teammate, Talib

Part of the new ghetto culture of Morris's Bucs.  A big fall from the Tony Dungy days. 



Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: April 22, 2011 5:51 pm
 

Hovan rips former Buc teammate, Talib

Good job Hovan. I like Morris, but you have to speak to the TRUTH.



Since: Jun 22, 2007
Posted on: April 22, 2011 5:48 pm
 

Hovan rips former Buc teammate, Talib

That's the team's choice. Just as the Steelers made the choice to let Holmes go and Roethlisberger stay. there are no rules stating what offenses dictate being cut. It comes down to how much the team values talent/production over character.
And to all the people that say that you'd be fired from your job if you did that keep this in mind: are you one of the 20 best people working your position in the world? 



Since: May 28, 2008
Posted on: April 22, 2011 5:18 pm
 

Hovan rips former Buc teammate, Talib

Props to Hovan.



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: April 22, 2011 4:48 pm
 

Hovan rips former Buc teammate, Talib

"I mean, how many times does ownership and management let this kid get off?" 

Excellent question.  This is why the commissioner has to be involved with the discipline issue in the NFL.  Most teams will simply not police themselves.  As long as a player can play at a high level, the team will let him get off. 



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