Found May 20, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:
Getty Images Tampa Bay has decided to start long time Buccaneer, Ronde Barber, as a free safety for the first time ever in his NFL career. Barber has started 199 consecutive games, the longest streak in the NFL, and all of them have been as a cornerback. While many find this news surprising, Barber says he is extremely optimistic about the move. “Coach approached and told me that he wanted the best 11 guys on the field, and we’re going to find a way to do that” said Barber, going on to say, “I’m enthusiastic about the defense. It is going to afford me a lot of opportunities to make plays, so no matter where I line up, I think I’ll be effective.” Making the move does make a lot of sense. Ronde Barber brings a lot of experience to the defense, the 37 year old is the longest tenured Buccaneer, but has definitely experienced a slowing to his steps recently. However, according to an interview with Barber in the Tampa Tribune it appears that slight lack in speed will actually make the...
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