Barber Wants To See Professional Play

December 11th, 2011

Joe loves this photo that exemplifies the extreme hustle and sacrifice Barber displayed in Tennessee that forced a key first-half turnover.

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.

12 Responses to “Barber Wants To See Professional Play”

  1. eric Says:

    u mean back when the great tony dungy was here and he commanded the teams respect and knew what he was doing?

    when one of the best defensive runs in league history took place right here in tampa?

    that era?

  2. Brandon Says:

    Everytime I see the word “yungry” I’ve decided to use my own Buc-related word. This team makes me “fangry” effing-angry.

  3. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    In the cliche favoritism filled world of rah rah things like discipline and accountability and hard work take a back seat to: rap music practices and excuses and scapegoating assistants and re-engineering how productivity is measured to make bad draft picks look better to starting out by claiming you were not rebuilding to sell tickets then after 0-7 all of the sudden we are rebuilding to not admitting that 10 wins came from an amazingly soft gift schedule then trying to make an excuse for 4-8 by saying the schedule is too hard.

    This team is a complete and total joke.

  4. MTM Says:

    Sorry Ronde but that ship has sailed. That came from coaching to individual mandates.

  5. j lynch Says:

    So are the fans look at the attendence!!!!! Raheem needs to go away…

  6. FIRE RAH! Says:

    I can’t wait til the final Rahstraw has been pulled.

  7. eric Says:

    you guys havent been paying attention. dont u realize rah
    is going to blossom into the next noll or landry?

  8. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Ok, Raheem is gone, that’s a given, but what about Mark Dominick, he put this mess together.

  9. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    Who cares about Dom either way if you get a real coach with a respected voice involved?

  10. flmike Says:

    Dom isn’t the problem, he has given the coaching staff the talent to work with, look at the drafts, the talent is here, depth is another issue, which is always an issue with young rebuilding teams. But don’t doubt, there is at least 4 future Pro Bowlers on the D line alone.

  11. eric Says:

    fishers team unraveled by forcing young on him. so he might be reluctant to be under doms thumb.

    otherwise no problem dom staying imo

  12. RastaMon Says:

    the fact that he has to say that……speaks VOLUMES !…..

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