Aqib Talib spent his first 4.5 seasons in Tampa Bay with the Buccaneers before he was traded to the New England Patriots for a fourth-round pick back in 2012, and on Sunday he made his return to the city that drafted him.

Safe to say, it was a successful return.

“I don’t think it could have went any better, man,” Talib told Eric Goodman and Les Shapiro of Afternoon Drive on Mile High Sports Radio. “First of all, big win, warm welcome and a great performance. It don’t get no better than that.”

Not only did Talib and the Broncos walk away with a win, but Talib played a major role, grabbing two first-half interceptions that led to Denver touchdowns. His 92.5 grade from Pro Football Focus was tops on the team and No. 1 amongst all cornerbacks in the NFL. On the day, he allowed just one reception for 6 yards.

It may be five seasons since Talib suited up for the Buccaneers, but he knows he still has fans in Tampa.

“I got fans here. I was putting on a show for my fans,” Talib said of his post-interception celebrations. “Blow a couple kisses to the crowed.”

To hear more from Talib, including how he thinks this defense stacks up to last year’s group, listen to the podcast below …

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