Ronde Doesn’t Know Bucs’ InterestFebruary 6th, 2013
Joe’s among the legions of Bucs fans on edge hoping Ronde Barber will return for the 2013 season. But Joe was a bit surprised recently to hear Barber say he’s unsure whether he’s in the Bucs’ plans.
One would think the New Schiano Order already would have expressed to Barber a desire for his return, even if they were waiting a while to get into details.
Barber opened up during an interview on WFAN-AM before the Super Bowl.
“I don’t know how many I could play. I honestly don’t know how many I will play,” Barber said. “I’ve been in a very fortunate situation here in Tampa that I have a GM now, and really a coach going all the way back to Raheem and now with Greg, that’s I think going to let me make the decision. You know, we’ll sit down here in another month or so after they decide what they want to do and we’ll have a pretty frank discussion about my future, and whether or not I fit in. And if I do, if I’m willing to continue to go. And it’s been that way for three years so I imagine it will be the same when we sit down and try to hammer out my future with the team.”
Joe hopes it’s a smooth situation that leads to Barber’s return at the end of the month, per Barber’s stated timeline.
Forgetting about everything the Bucs icon represents, Barber’s still a good, durable football player who’s important in the locker room.
You can listen to the entire interview below.