Barber Wants To See Professional PlayDecember 11th, 2011
Joe would love to know what’s been running through Ronde Barber’s head these past six weeks. The Bucs icon signed up for yungry and found something else. That’s got to be taking an emotional toll.
The Bucs should be hoping they can do enough these next four weeks to encourage Barber to return in 2012.
No. 20 is the Bucs’ second leading tackler, per NFL.com, behind Sean Jones. (Is there a linebacker in the house?)
This week, Barber opened up a bit for the Jacksonville media and shared how he wants to see professionalism from young teammatees, so reports Tania Ganguli of Jacksonville.com. Barber even referenced the good ol’ days, when discipline was something the Bucs inflicted on their opponents.
“When I was around in the early part of the last decade, we went a couple of years or a year and a half or something without having an offsides on defense,” Barber said.
“It’s just a standard, a standard that you set for yourself. These guys have got to learn to set that same standard.”
Joe doesn’t even think the Bucs have to reach back as far as Barber referenced. Joe would be pleased if the Bucs simply could recapture the standards of discipline, consistency and hunger they showcased during the second-half of last season.