Ronde Barber Talks About Bucs Changes

March 9th, 2009

Joe’s a bit late on this but it’s still good stuff. Joe’s good friends J.P. Peterson and his sidekick/producer Dave Ortiz of WQYK-AM 1010 had an interview with Bucs cornerback Ronde Barber. The All Pro had some interesting things to say.

“I think we knew there was going to be change when Jon got fired and Raheem took control. I think we knew, how drastically, that wasn’t for any of us to say. But I think today kind of proved the fact that we’re going to go in a different direction. Obviously I knew we wanted to get younger, which we’ve obviously done. I think we let go of five of what we would call our key veteran guys. You know it’s somber because those guys had great careers and I’m definitely proud to have played with Derrick…

“… [Raheem the Dream] knew and I knew that I still had it in me to play, and I’m still doing a lot of good things out on the football field. I’m not ignorant enough to think that my good years are behind me. I feel like I still have a lot of good years left in my future. But when I’m done, I think I’ll know. But what I think they’re saying with some of these guys, with some of the decisions they’ve made is they don’t think they can play for us anymore. And that’s their decision. And like I said, you want to make that decision on your own, but sometimes you don’t get that opportunity.”

Wow. Good stuff there from Barber.

Nearly two weeks after Brooks was let go, Joe still can’t believe the Bucs couldn’t have found some way to use him and let him retire a Buc. Joe still isn’t buying the excuses.

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