THE PESSIMIST: Ronde Dogged It

September 28th, 2008
Ronde Barber gave up on a play against the Packers. If he's not fined, he should apologize to the team and the fans

Ronde Barber gave up on a play against the Packers. If he's not fined, he should apologize to the team and the fans

Yeah. Yeah. We all know that Ronde Barber is a superstar, a likely Hall of Famer.  Blah. Blah. A cornerstone of the Bucs’ D for years.

But the reality is that Ronde was beaten badly against New Orleans, was skewered multiple times against the Bears, and against the Packers today he fell down in coverage and allowed a first-quarter touchdown.

Worse, Barber gave up on the play after getting up from the fall. Who the hell gives up on a play on the opening drive

Look at the tape. Barber falls. Greg Jennings gets behind him. Barber gets up. Jennings makes the catch. Barber puts on the brakes. 

If Gruden and Kiffin have any guts, they’ll fine Barber for dogging it. Nobody’s above the team and exempt from giving 100 percent.

And whoever stole Barber’s shoes and swapped them with Dexter Jackson’s, please return them. It’s not funny.

4 Responses to “THE PESSIMIST: Ronde Dogged It”

  1. Chris Says:

    Well he knew the coverage wouldn’t get there in time. I wouldn’t say he ‘gave up’ he just knew that he was on an island and once he slipped it was over. You saw how far out of position Tanard was right?

    I bet the coverage was to take away the inside and left Ronde do his thing and then Tanard would of came over the top if needed.

    Ronde doesn’t know the meaning of the words GIVE UP.

    He has the tenacity of a PIT BULL!

  2. crackerick Says:

    I took a look back on TIVO just to see. He quit on the play. It’s blatant. Denver will probably try to pick on him this weekend.

  3. Chris Says:

    He didn’t QUIT. He slipped and fell and knew it was all over.

    You think you can fall and let a WR with 4.4 speed run by you and think you can catch him? LOL Tanard couldn’t even get over in time.

    I say good read by Rogers and Ronde was unlucky

    Have you ever played football? If you slip and fall and you’re a CB on an island…you’re DONE!

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