An ode to Ronde Barber the greatest ever

Now that we’ve all calmed down from the Super Bowl and are able to think clearly now I’d like to bring something up that grinded my gears leading up to the game. We all remember how Richard Sherman said he was the best corner in the game and in my honest opinion I think he is. I have no problem with him or what he said. What I ended up being annoyed with was how not once did...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ronde Barber isn't good at using the telestrator

Ronde Barber is still a novice at this whole broadcasting thing, and on Sunday, that was evident after his disastrous use of the telestrator during the Giants-Redskins game. I think he was trying to circle a few names, but instead, he drew what almost looks like some sort of head wearing a hat. But hey, a whole season of working with Dick Stockton might cause some people to start...
Via Awful Announcing
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Ronde Barber is already a master of the telestrator

Ronde Barber called his first game for the NFL on Fox with Dick Stockton Sunday as the game analyst for Cardinals-Rams.  If these two pictures are any indication, he'll have a nice long career ahead of him.  You see, Ronde is already way ahead of the curve when it comes to one very important element of game analysis. Phallic telestrator symbols. Barber went for the...
Via Awful Announcing
September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Ronde Barber enjoying transition into retirement

TAMPA, Fla. Ronde Barber was back at Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp Friday. This time, he had a different view.Barber, who announced his retirement in May, was present during Tampa Bays morning practice Friday at One Buc Place. The five-time Pro Bowl defensive back spent his entire 16-year career with the Bucs, and before he walked away from the game, he was the last remaining...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Barron was upset that Barber was retiring

There is no doubt that Ronde Barber had a positive effect on many players inside the Bucs locker room. Although his play on the field was louder than his words, players like second year safety Mark Barron appreciated Barber’s presence. After learning about Barber’s retirement, Barron was not a fan of his decision to step away from the game. I was not excited about him not coming...
Via The Bay Cave
June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Ronde Barber reportedly headed to Fox Sports

Today we get news that the second Barber twin will be trying his hand in television. Ronde Barber who retired this year after 16 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is reportedly headed to Fox Sports. His brother Tiki had a stint at NBC on Football Night in America, the Today Show and a host on MSNBC during the 2008 Olympics. Instead of trying to become the next Matt Lauer like...
Via Awful Announcing
June 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Ronde Barber joins FOX Sports

After 16 seasons in the NFL, Ronde Barber called it a career earlier this year, but that doesn't mean we won't be seeing him on Sundays anymore. Instead of playing the game, Barber will make the transition to analyst with FOX's new cable channel, FOX Sports 1. Roy Cummings of the Tamp Tribune is reporting that Barber will be taking a "hybrid" role with the...
Via This Given Sunday
May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Ronde Barber: Innovator, Revolutionary, Hall of Famer?

Ronde Barber will no longer run the flag out for Tampa. (Credit) Last week, in the course of 48 hours, both football worlds of the Glazer family were rocked upside down with the retirements of the people that most embody the teams they own. Admittedly, to say they were turned upside down would be an exaggeration, with hindsight seeming to suggest both decisions had been lined up...
Via The Sports Post
May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Ronde Barber Says Panthers Steve Smith Toughest Receiver He Faced

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Ronde Barber is officially an NFL alumni after retiring last week.  Barber being a cornerback, had the privilege of covering some great wide receivers over his career. Barber sat down with Peter King of Sports Illustrated recently to talk about some of the top wide receivers he had to face.  His toughest foe at receiver might be a shock to all of...
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May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Ronde Barber Says Panthers Steve Smith Toughest Receiver He Faced

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Ronde Barber is officially an NFL alumni after retiring last week.  Barber being a cornerback, had the privilege of covering some great wide receivers over his career. Barber sat down with Peter King of Sports Illustrated recently to talk about some of the top wide receivers he had to face.  His toughest foe at receiver might be a shock to all of...
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Barber on McCoy leading: He can “handle it”

Ronde Barber was not a vocal leader outsiders saw him as but players knew the type of leader he was around them. Now with him retired, someone else  on the defensive side of the ball has to assume that role. And that player is none other than Gerald McCoy. Barber spoke highly of the 2010 first rounder via the Tampa Tribune. It’s very clearly Gerald McCoy. Not only because he...
Via The Bay Cave
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Ronde Barber: Steve Smith toughest receiver to cover

After 16 seasons in the NFL, who does Ronde Barber think was the hardest receiver to cover? (Credit: AP Photo) Last week, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Ronde Barber retired from the NFL. During his sixteen year career in the NFL, one in which he spent every season in Tampa Bay, Barber covered a lot of great wide receivers. Barber had the task of covering players like Jerry...
Via Down and Distance
May 13, 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

Ronde Barber Retires From The NFL. Does He Belong In The Hall Of Fame

  Follow @D_Schmelzer on Twitter After 16 season in the NFL, all with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Ronde Barber has decided to hang up his cleats and call it a career. When I heard the news the other day, the first question I asked myself, as I usually do when players retire, is Barber a Hall of Famer? Initially I thought it was close but I leaned towards him not getting in. Mostly...
Via Total Sports Blog
May 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Best Pass Defense Ever: Ronde Barber And The 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Ronde Barber and the 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers rode arguably the greatest pass defense in NFL history to the franchise's only Super Bowl victory.
Via Cold Hard Football Facts
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Tiki Barber Asks Ronde Barber Why No One Likes Him

If Tiki Barber really wants to know the answer to this question, his twin brother is not the person he should be asking. But alas, that’s who the former New York Giants running back turned to — as brother Ronde Barber was announcing his retirement from the NFL, no less. Tiki Barber hosted Ronde Barber on his CBS Sports Radio show Thursday to talk about Ronde’s retirement, and...
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Ronde Barber Retires: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Great Deserves Hall Of Fame Honors

Ronde Barber deserves a spot in the Hall of Fame, says Scott Kacsmar, who examines the exclusive club of Canton cornerbacks, the value of sacks and the unwritten law of interceptions.
Via Cold Hard Football Facts
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucs will miss Ronde Barber, but it's time to move on

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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Ronde Barber: What His Retirement Really Means

After 16 seasons, Ronde Barber is hanging up his cleats.The man who played in 240 consecutive regular-season games, tied with Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher for the longest active streak, told USA Today that the decision was an easy one when he found out he would be playing in a backup role instead of starting for the team he played a crucial part in helping to win...
Via Football Nation
May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Ronde Barber’s retirement spurs discussion of Hall of Fame cred

Ronde Barber announced this week that he would join a collection of high profile group of his contemporaries in retiring from the NFL. The highly-decorated cornerback, who became the first player ever to achieve at least 40 interceptions and 25 sacks during his career, spent all 16 of his seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Barber joins Ray Lewis, Steve Hutchinson, Matt Birk,...
Via Zone Blitz
May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Reports: Bucs CB Barber to retire after 16 seasons

Multiple media outlets report that Ronde Barber is retiring from the NFL after 16 seasons as a standout defensive back. Barber told Fox, ''I've had a better run than I ever could've dreamed of having.'' Barber's twin brother, Tiki, who played running back for the Giants, had a post on his Twitter account that read: ''Congrats &...
Via AP on Fox
May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Ronde Barber calling it quits after 16 seasons

The last remaining piece of the Buccaneers' Super Bowl team is hanging up his cleats. Longtime Bucs cornerback/safety Ronde Barber told FOX Sports' Jay Glazer that he's decided to retire after 16 NFL seasons. "I've had a better run than I ever could've dreamed of having," Barber said. Per Glazer, Barber has mulled this decision for "a while,...
Via Helmet2Helmet
May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Rondo Barber retires after 16 seasons

Ronde Barber is calling it a career. The veteran defensive back has decided to retire after 16 seasons in the NFL, all spent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has learned. "I've had a better run than I ever could've dreamed of having," Barber said. Since his arrival as a rookie out of Virginia in 1997, Barber has set himself apart. He was a five-time...
Via Fox Sports
May 08, 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
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