Ronde Chuckles At Those PanickingSeptember 15th, 2011
Ronde Barber, the last man standing from Chucky’s opening game when the Super Bowl Bucs got punched in the gut at home by the Saints, seems to be amused by the fans and pundits ready to bury the Bucs.
Speaking on Total Access on WDAE-AM 620 Monday night, Barber, who has a history of interesting media critiquing, shared soothing perspective for those ready to jump off a bridge.
“The immediacy of a loss always is like panic time for everybody, you know, (laughs). It’s easier to drive the negative news than it is to be uplifting,” Barber said “You know, it’s one game. Now if one game turns into 16 one-games, and they’re not all good, then that’s a problem. But this is the first game of the season. Fortunately, for us, Carolina, Atlanta and New Orleans lost. So we’re square one as far as we’re concerned still. None of them have an advantage on us. All we know is that at the end of this 16-game season we want to be in the playoffs. And the best way to do that is to win our division. And we’re right on par with our division (laughs). So we’ll take our misfortune in losing this game to Detroit and keep moving. It’ s pointless to look back on anyways and try to figure out woulda, coulda, shoulda.”
Joe thought Barber’s words might help a few folks get through the day.