Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 11/3/14
TAMPA, Fla. For about a month, Ronde Barber knew this moment would come, the long list of thank-yous with a cracked voice after a 16-year career in red and pewter that could send him to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The defensive backs goodbye to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday was the official cut from a former era, a time of John Lynch and Derrick Brooks and Warren Sapp that seems more distant with each passing fall. The five-time Pro Bowl players emotion was clear at One Buc Place before friends, family and former colleagues. During a 30-minute event that included words like bittersweet and once-in-a-lifetime player from co-chairman Joel Glazer, so was the reality that Tampa Bay has begun something new. Coach Greg Schiano and general manager Mark Dominik are preparing for their second season together, and granted, stalwarts like Lynch and Brooks and Sapp have been absent from these halls for some time. But moves of the past three months, specifically the signings of safe...
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