Jackson And Talib “Are Can’t-Miss Stars”July 20th, 2010
Bucs icon and resident old man Ronde Barber sat down with NFL Network anchor Rich Eisen for a long interview on all things Buccaneers.
Joe recommends you watch the entire video.
(First, shame on Eisen – and his researchers – for leading off the interview telling everyone that Barber and Jermaine Phillips are the only remaining Bucs on the current roster from the Super Bowl season. Phillips has been off the team for months.)
In his very laid back style, Barber shares his impressions of Gerald McCoy, Josh Freeman and much more.
Asked to name top talent on the Bucs, Barber singled out two of his cohorts in the secondary.
“You look at guys, especially on the defense, guys like Tanard Jackson and Aqib Talib. Those guys are can’t-miss stars in this league,” Barber said. … Interesingly, the next and final guy Barber identified as top talent was Stylez White, who enters a season as a starter for the first time in his career.
Barber explained that he’s in the final year of his six-year contract, an accomplishment he says neither he nor the Bucs expected when he signed that deal.
Joe found it intriguing that Barber talked like a guy who genuinely wants to play in 2011, but Barber wondered aloud whether a team will want him at 36-years old.