December 6, 2010

It was announced on Monday afternoon that Tampa Bay cornerback Aqib Talib will likely miss the remainder of the 2010 season after sustaining a hip injury in Sunday’s loss to division rival Atlanta. It’s a huge blow to the Buccaneers’ already-fading playoff hopes.

The schedule certainly isn’t overwhelming, with dates ahead against Washington (road), Detroit (home) and Seattle (home) before the season-ending tilt in New Orleans. Raheem Morris goes back to the chalkboard to cover Talib’s absence. I’ll be curious to see how the youthful core fares for the final quarter of the season.