Barber “Kicking Himself” For Missing NFL MarkOctober 17th, 2012
Note: Joe briefly posted an incorrect version of this story. Joe didn’t realize he had posted it live and was actually researching and writing it when it was viewed with errors. Joe often builds a story a couple of ways at night and goes with a version in the a.m. after further review. This was a case where Joe hit the go button too soon.
Ronde Barber does care about individual records, and he’s unhappy about missing out on one Sunday.
Remember the near interception Barber had deep in Chiefs territory late in the game Sunday, a clear pick-six if he could have wrapped his mitts around the ball? Barber said a score there would have tied him for the all-time defensive scoring mark, so he said on WDAE-AM 620 last night.
“I was closing in with that touchdown earlier [in the Chiefs game] on the all-time scoring record on defense. And if would have got that second one, because I could have moonwalked into the endzone there was nobody there, I would have tied Rod Woodson and Darren Sharper for the most all-time. So, yeah, I was kicking myself a little bit. Thankfully the game was out of hand. It wasn’t, you know, a crucial play, a crucial missed opportunity. But for personal goals, yeah, I’m banging my head on my desk still.”
Joe surely wouldn’t bet against Barber tying and breaking the mark this season. But in some ways Joe hopes Barber doesn’t get there. Perhaps that would keep him extra hungry for a return in 2013.