“It Feels Like A College Atmosphere”

June 19th, 2010

ronde barber 0505dBucs graybeard cornerback Ronde Barber, the only leftover from the Bucs Super Bowl team, sits down for an interview with Rich Eisen on the NFL Network.

Among the items discussed were how young the Bucs are, the development of Josh Freeman and the energy that Gerald McCoy has brought to the defense.

In the interview, Barber seemed to bristle just a little bit when Eisen tried to compare McCoy to former Bucs great Warren Sapp. “Nobody’s going to wear the Double-9.”

Eisen rattled off all the names of prospective Hall of Famers that played for the Bucs when Chucky guided the team to the Super Bowl win but didn’t include Barber. Joe believes Barber should at least be in the conversation.

10 Responses to ““It Feels Like A College Atmosphere””

  1. JimBuc Says:

    “Nobody’s going to wear the Double-9.”

    Hope McCoy turns into something special too, but Barber is probably right about this because Sapp was such a unique athlete.

  2. thomas Says:

    It sure is like a college atmosphere and one that they might be able to compete in – they would be my favorite to win the WAC or the MAAC but I would rank them fourth in the SEC.

  3. JimBuc Says:

    Man I am so glad I am not as negative and angry as you Thomas

  4. thomas Says:

    Confucious say: “Better to be negative than a fool.”

  5. Mauha Deeb Says:

    Ronde may not make the HOF but it does an injustice to the NFL to not consider him.

  6. Radio Mushmouth is a Pedophile is a Pedophile Says:

    It definitely feels like a college atmosphere ….a college atmosphere in say, Vanderbilt…or someone else where they perianally LOSE.

  7. JimBuc Says:

    Thomas, then you are really in trouble

  8. Patrick Says:

    The way the Bucs have been for the past year and the way they’ve been thought of in the media will affect his chances of making the HOF. Should he make it?? Definitely, he deserves it. But I think it’ll be tough. Another bad season by the Buccaneers this year definitely won’t help. If Ronde wanted a great shot at the HOF , he should’ve retired after the 2008 season when the Bucs were still respectable.

    Other than that, I think Ronde still has good football left in him. You can’t judge him off the 09 season, when we were playing a scheme which no one fit. Plus the team as a whole was bad. With an improved d-line, improved team, Tampa 2 full time, he’ll for sure be better.

  9. CreamsiclePasties Says:

    Ronde’s the best nickel corner in the history of the game…..whether that’s enough to get him in the HOF is still to be determined…..but Joe’s right, he must be in the conversation

  10. drdneast Says:

    Someone should ask Donovan McNabb if Barber belongs in the HOF. (RadioMushmouth) Your just another hayseed who knows nothing about pro football. Go to the a blog that specializes in the semi-pro (college) league you love so much.