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Tampa Bay Buccaneer legend Ronde Barber passes Hall of Fame test

Following Ronde Barber’s decision to retire , much debate has ensured over whether or not his career would be Hall of Fame worthy.  Barber has never been the spotlight guy. He spent most of career quietly dominating wide receivers, while other players at his position seemed to steal the national exposure. But there are three ways to judge a career when considering the Hall of...
Via isportsweb.com
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Let Ronde Barber Walk Away From NFL On Own Terms

Walking away from the NFL on a player’s own terms doesn’t happen often.  Due to free agency and the salary cap structure of today’s NFL, it’s nearly impossible for a player to earn the loyalty of an organization and garner the respect of a franchise to allow an employee to make the ultimate decision, instead of giving them an optimum. Ronde Barber officially walked away...
Via Gridiron Grit
May 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Veteran defensive back Ronde Barber is retiring

The entire offseason has nearly expired and Ronde Barber’s decision has been made. It appears 17 year NFL veteran has called it a career and will not be returning.  Just got off the phone w Ronde Barber who told me he is officially retiring. “I’ve had a better run than I ever could’ve dreamed of having.” — Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) May 8, 2013   Ronde has been mulling...
Via The Bay Cave
May 08, 2013  |  1 Comment

Buccaneers’ Mark Dominik releases statement on Ronde Barber

Will he return? Will he retire? Will he play elsewhere? Those questions still remain as the Buccaneers met with veteran defensive back Ronde Barber to ultimately leave the decision on his return up to him.  General manager Mark Dominik released a statement Saturday morning: Coach Schiano and I met with Ronde this past week and expressed our desire for him to return to play another...
Via The Bay Cave
March 09, 2013  |  1 Comment

Bucs, Ronde Barber expected to meet this week

According to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, the Buccaneers and safety Ronde Barber are expected to meet this week to discuss the direction they’re headed in. The decision is no different than the one the Barber and Bucs have had to make each of the last two or three years, but neither side has ever gone this deep into the calendar before stating their intentions. That could...
Via Pro Football Zone
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Ronde Barber retire in 2013?

Will Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Ronde Barber retire has been a prospect many have asked for the last 6 seasons and is still murky for the 2013. The acquisition of cornerback Eric Wright in the 2012 offseason hinted at Barber hanging up his cleats after this season, but the trade of All-Star cornerback Aqib Talib to the New England Patriots may keep Barber with the Bucs for...
Via The Penalty Flag
December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Danger of Having Season Opener Blacked Out

With promises of a fresh start, a new head coach, millions spent in free agency, half price concessions, free parking, and a celebration of team legend Ronde Barber's 200th consecutive NFL start, one would think the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would have no problem selling out their season opener at Raymond James Stadium against the division rival Carolina Panthers. Think again. ...
Via 60 Max Power O
September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Barron benefitting from bond with Barber

TAMPA, Fla. Rookie strong safety Mark Barron couldnt ask for a better study partner to begin his education in the ways of the National Football League. The No. 1 draft pick of the Tampa Bay Bucs lines up each day in camp alongside a guy who may be a freshman at free safety, but hes the dean of Tampa Bays defensive backfield. Ronde Barber begins his 16th season of his heralded...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Buc's Barber takes move to safety in stride

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...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Ronde Barber Switching Positions

Tampa Bay’s best defensive back for over ten years, Ronde Barber, has done an incredible job of staying productive into his mid-thirties. In order to continue his production, GM Mark Dominik stated Barber will likely play safety in 2012. At 37 years old, Barber’s tackling skills have dwindled, but his ability to intercept the ball has remained a constant. He has six interceptions...
Via Football Nation
May 10, 2012  |  Discuss
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