Barber Used JumboTron To Help In Runback

September 16th, 2010
Old man Ronde Barber was on the Bucs radio network last night as the players shows began in earnest (not Graham) this week. Of course, Barber took a lot of ribbing, good naturedly of course, from host Scott Ledger and various callers for that piano on his back where he failed to house Jake Delhomme on an interception that turned the game around.
Even with that piano, Barber admitted he needed help.
“I was looking at the Jumbotron,” Barber said, confessing he tried to use the giant replay board in the north end zone to get a better read on who was chasing him and what angle to use.
“Then I tried to kick it into another gear, but I lost that gear about five years ago.”
While Barber may not have the wheels he once did, he still has the smarts. Often, that’s equally important if not moreso.

ronde barber 0505aOld man Ronde Barber was on the Bucs radio network last night as the players shows began in earnest (not Graham) this week.

Of course, Barber took a lot of ribbing - good natured of course – from host Scott Ledger and various callers for that piano on his back, which appeared when he failed to house Jake Delhomme on an interception that turned the game around into a Bucs victory against Cleveland Sunday.

Even with that piano, Barber admitted he needed help.

“I was looking at the JumboTron,” Barber said, confessing he tried to use the giant replay board in the north end zone to get a better read on who was chasing him and what angle to use.

“Then I tried to kick it into another gear, but I lost that gear about five years ago.”

While Barber may not have the wheels he once did, he still has the smarts. Often, that’s equally important, if not more so.

6 Responses to “Barber Used JumboTron To Help In Runback”

  1. Atrain WD40 Says:

    Still got it where it counts… between the ears!

  2. nick Says:

    The Glazers need to update the Jumbo trons. Very poor pictures now

  3. Jon Says:

    If you are reading this Ronde, who cares about your Overdrive. You had it when it counted in 2002. That was probably the greatest single moment in Buccaneer history and will not be topped. Your role has evolved into veteran leadership. Your ‘diminished’ speed is still faster than most people and you are desperately needed in our secondary.

    We hope you will stay as long as you can and once your time is up, continue to play an active role in our team development. We are all proud that you will be known as a great player that wore our team colors your entire career.

  4. bucfanjeff Says:

    I hope he plays one more year as the nickel corner. Talib and Lewis\Biggers as the corners. Barber can come in a be a perfect nickel.

  5. Larry Says:

    It has been such a pleasure watching #20 play all these years. It’s a shame that Tiki retired, we might have seen the 1st brother combo in the HOF. At least I don’t think there are any. Personally, I don’t think Rhonde’s accomplishment can be ignored, he has to be a Hall of Famer along with #’s 55 & 99 and hopefully #47. #40 joining them would make it perfect.

  6. Fan of JoeBucsFan No More Says:

    This fan lost quite a bit of respect for “Joe” when he said that he thought Ronde quit on the INT return…

    http://www.joebucsfan.com/?p=35406

 
 

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