Ronde Barber: Not Sure If I Will Come Back

January 19th, 2011

Hold up! The news that Ronde Barber will again suit up for the Bucs in the 2011 season — if there is a 2011 season — may be a bit premature.

That’s the word from the man himself, Ronde Barber.

Yesterday, Joe brought word that Bucs coach Raheem Morris loudly, proudly boasted Barber would come back. But Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune actually got a hold of Barber, via text, and while Barber hasn’t closed the door on the return, he hasn’t made his mind up quite yet.

“That’s just my good buddy, Rah, being my good buddy, Rah,” Barber said in a text message. “You know for a fact that he wants me back. I haven’t said no, that’s for sure.”

Barber admitting he wants to come back probably made his agent spit out his coffee. Barber’s not a dumb man. By playing hard to get, he’ll put himself in a better bargaining position.

5 Responses to “Ronde Barber: Not Sure If I Will Come Back”

  1. Jared Says:

    Have you ever thought that it might nit be all abiut the money for Barber? He’s a part of something special

  2. Thomas 2.1 Says:

    Have you ever thought that “rah being rah” might mean that rah was providing erroneous or not supportable information?

    Also, nothing like your energetic little head coach harming your negotiating power with ownership by suggesting that he desires to come back.

    This guy needs to think before he stammers, err, speaks. JK guys calm down.

  3. gitarlvr Says:

    Thomas feels the need to step up his hater game now that his superior Buc You is gone.

  4. gotbbucs Says:

    he’ll be back next year. he’s still extremely effective at his age and should be able to get another 3 year deal pretty easily. lord knows we all want him back and i think having the fans still want him here helps his decision a little.

  5. NorCalBucFan Says:

    Yeah I don’t understand why everyone is so concerned with the money, if he is gonna play he is gonna play….period !!!!!

    I don’t think for one minute he wants to screw the Bucs over…..and the same goes for the Bucs not trying to screw him over !