Ronde Barber Singles Out Freeman, Williams

October 24th, 2010

Hearing and reading Ronde Barber’s quotes over the years, Joe knows that Barber isn’t one to single out players and break away from the whole team concept thing.

So it really stood out for Joe when Barber called out Josh Freeman and Mike Williams, as quoted by columnist Joe Henderson of The Tampa Tribune. Barber talked about the win and the ups and downs of a football game.

“That speaks to our resiliency,” cornerback Ronde Barber said. “There are a lot of variables in this game that you can’t control and throwing yellow flags is one of them. All you can do is deal with the situation and make the best of it.”I’m not surprised. We have a lot of guys who don’t like to lose, a lot of guys who like coming to work and competing to be great. It shows in (receiver) Mike Williams, it definitely shows in 5 (Freeman).”

That’s hefty public praise for Freeman and Williams from No. 20, who was nearly a major goat in this game. No, Joe didn’t forget Barber “encroached” on the Rams field goal, which resulted in a first down, took the points off the board and led to an eventual touchdown for St. Louis.

Outside of that screwup, Barber continues to amaze by his high level of play at 35. Ten tackles today and a good shot on Sam Bradford.

Joe can only pray Barber stays healthy for the rest of the season. Barber, unlike several others Bucs apparently, is not replaceable on this team.

7 Responses to “Ronde Barber Singles Out Freeman, Williams”

  1. K-town Says:

    When is the 3rd round pick Lewis?

  2. K-town Says:


  3. gitarlvr Says:

    Yeah high praise for Freeman and Williams couldn’t be more deserved. It almost sounded like he was singling them out because there are some guys who don’t like “coming to work and competing to be great”…… I hope I am just reading into it something thats not there on that one.

  4. BamBamBuc Says:

    K-town, Lewis got in last week a bit. He didn’t look bad. It’s just hard to break through when Talib is pretty good, Barber is, well, Ronde. EJ Biggers has been playing great in coverage as well. He can only get in when they go to a Dime package.

  5. McBuc Says:

    Another misleading head line, but a great story…Keep it up Joe.

  6. Fish Says:

    Ronde has been playing lights out, but I’m really excited about E.J. Biggers. He’s been solid all-around and they tried taking a couple of shots on him in 1-on-1 coverage and he was all over it.

    I don’t know how good Myron Lewis will be, but E.J. is showing he might be the replacement Myron was drafted to be and that’s only a good thing.


    Biggers had a great game in Cincy and again made some nice plays today against STL.

    Biggers and Stroughter are the types of players you need to win. Late round gems that support our bigger playmakers like Freeman and Talib (Soon Hopefully).

    Sammie always seems to get in there and make 3 or 4 plays a game that really make the difference.