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Talib reflects on Calvin Johnson matchup, says he's 100-percent



Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib, who played in his first game in about eight months on Sunday, said he came out of it feeling good physically after having battled hamstring issues all preseason.

"I'm good - I'm 100 percent," Talib said. 

As for Talib's anticipated matchup with Lions star WR Calvin Johnson, which Talib had said he couldn't wait for, he knew things could have gone a little better. Johnson racked up six catches for 88 yards and two touchdowns, both on balls that were just over the outstretched hands of Talib. On the first one, safety Sean Jones said he should have been on the backside helping out.

Talib did get an interception return for a touchdown in the first quarter.

"It went all right," Talib said of the matchup. "I'm going up against one of the best receivers in the league....I got my seven (points), he got 14. You never want to give that up. But it's last week, we're focused on Minnesota."



[Last modified: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 12:48pm]


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