Ronde Barber Intends To Return To Bucs

January 19th, 2011

Will he or won’t he? The question of whether Ronde Barber will return to the Bucs in 2011 really hasn’t been answered.

Earlier this week, Raheem Morris boasted Barber would indeed return.

Then, texting with Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, Barber didn’t say “no,” but hinted announcing a return would be premature.

Now, talking to Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times, Barber said the final decision on whether he returns doesn’t come from Raheem and it doesn’t come from himself.

Rather, the man who will make the ultimate call is Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik.

“I just haven’t spoken to Mark (Dominik) about next year yet. I’m certain I will soon, though. Rah’s intentions are very clear though and I would be lying if I thought otherwise at this point. But nothing is done.”

In many recent interviews, Dominik has gone on record as saying his greatest tool in evaluating players is “the eye in the sky,” otherwise known as video tape. Judging by that, no question Barber can continue to play.

But what will Barber’s asking price be? And will Dominik believe it’s fair value for a senior citizen of a cornerback?

Joe thought the cool thing that Barber said, in what Joe took as a veiled shot at attention-starved Brett Favre, was that Barber explained he doesn’t want to “create any drama.”

10 Responses to “Ronde Barber Intends To Return To Bucs”

  1. Dave Says:

    Just looking for validation of this draft order.
    As far as I can tell this is what the BUcs have due to trades

    Rd 1 pick 20
    Rd 2 pick 19
    Rd 3 pick 20
    Rd 4 pick 19
    Rd 5 pick 4 (from Denver)
    Rd 5 pick 20
    no Rd6 – sent to Philly for Reggie Brown
    Rd 7 pick 20

    Not sure what they gave up for Alex McGee from KC

  2. oar Says:

    Well, I have asked my new just-out-of-the-box magic eightball about this situation and it’s resounding outcome is………ask again later!
    Wow, those things are like bottled nostradamus!

  3. bucfanjeff Says:

    1 yr, 3 million.

  4. Gavster Says:

    1 year 5 mil loaded with incentives

  5. JDouble Says:

  6. oar Says:

    Sweet, Peterbilt Blount highlights! The semi is a rollin!

  7. Jerry Says:

    He may get a pretty big salary if the CBA re-establishes a salary floor. Because the Bucs would be forced to spend some $40 million dollars.

  8. Formerbuc Says:

    The Bucs have officially taken Todd Wash off their Website today.

  9. BamBamBuc Says:


    The Bucs gave up their 5th round pick (#20) for Magee and KC’s 6th round pick. So we don’t have our 5th round pick, only Denvers 5th, and we have KC’s 6th (21st). So we have a pick in each round at this point.

  10. Joe Says:

    The Bucs have officially taken Todd Wash off their Website today.

    (golf clap)