Oct 4, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib (21) before the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
For Broncos corner back Aqib Talib, his roughness penalty of poking Dwayne Allen in the eye towards the end of the Broncos loss to the Colts could end up costing him a match against an AFC West opponent.
According to Mike Klis of 9News in Denver, Talib has been suspended by the NFL for one game for his actions in Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts. While the incident sparked quite a bit of tweets on the Twitter Universe for the past 24-plus hours, I hope that poke was worth it.
Talib has already announced that he is appealing the decision, but something tells me that it will not be overturned. In this case, if the decision stands, look for Bradley Roby to get extended playing time. We could also see Kayvon Webster get some snaps in the game as well as see Lorenzo Doss become active for the Kansas City game.
As I have stated this morning in my previous article, no matter what the reason behind the eye poking was, it was really unnecessary to go about doing that to another player no matter how upset one can be.
Gary Kubiak talked to the media on Monday and stated that he sat next to him on the flight home from Indianapolis Sunday night. Safe to say that his actions really drew the attention of Kubiak. However, Talib talked to Kubiak and mentioned that he never intended to do that.
Kubiak also told the media that Talib “was wrong and needs to stay out of the situation. And he knows that.”
It will be interesting to see what happens with the appeal process. If there is any silver lining, it will at least test the depth of this defense at the corner back position now. But at least it was nothing severe that would have cost him to miss more time.
Here’s to hoping that things will turn out for the best for Talib. Go Broncos!