Relax, Ronde!March 20th, 2014
Among other numbers, no Buccaneer has worn a No. 40 or a No. 55 since the men who made those digits legendary hung up their cleats.
It’s been a sign of respect silently approved by Team Glazer that has gone on for years.
Bucs icon Ronde Barber playfully offered a glimpse into his angst about the subject last night on FOX Football Daily. A certain new Bucs cornerback, a Pro Bowler, is known for wearing No. 20.
“There’s a lot of questions surrounding the Bucs. The biggest one is, what number will Alterraun Verner wear? Because he’s not wearing No. 20,” Barber said on FOX Football Daily last night.
Joe just wants Ronde to know that he can relax. Take it easy. Per the Bucs’ official website, Verner was assigned No. 21.
Now Joe has yet to confirm how or why Verner grabbed that number, but Joe’s pretty confident there was an order given: No other Buccaneer shall ever wear No. 20.