Ronde Barber Is Coming Back For 2011

February 22nd, 2011

Old man Ronde Barber, old by NFL standards, will return to the Bucs for the 2011 season, so Twittered Jay Glazer of

Bucs CB Ronde Barber has decided NOT to retire just yet and just told me today he signed a 1-year deal w the only team he’s ever played for.

This tells Joe that Ronde feels really good about three things:

1) Barber believes the Bucs are on to something special.

2) Barber is in really good health. If he was banged up much at all, he’d likely call it quits.

3) Barber has a hunch there will actually be a 2011 season and that the warring parties between the NFL and the NFLPA will share a peace pipe and agree to a new CBA.

35 Responses to “Ronde Barber Is Coming Back For 2011”

  1. Fear The Glo Says:

    Im glad he will be back. I remember thinking at the end of the Saints game that it might be the last time I will see him on a football field and it was a bizarre feeling. He was killing it that game too.

  2. Bucworld Says:

    Great News.

  3. bucfanjeff Says:

    No doubt his final season. Enjoy the ride.

  4. sunrisejeff Says:

    Fantastic news

  5. Gavster Says:


  6. LowDownBucFan Says:

    there will be a 2011..just when…but happy to see # 20 back…im GFJ

  7. MOBucs Says:

    Awesome news! Lets get it boys!


    Welcome back Mr. Barber!!!!

    Two years removed from a house cleaning session by Dom and Rah, they continue to look like they made the right moves. Keeping Barber, while jettisoning the rest of the vets who were, unfortunately, past their prime, was a great exhibit of their evaluation skills.


  9. jvato24 Says:

    Awesome !! Now lets this man Another Damn RING!!!

  10. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    There is nothing bad about this.

  11. nick Says:

    Hey! Its a free agent signing that will help our team 🙂

  12. Bucs4ever Says:

    yeah baby!!! HOF is back!!

  13. Capt. Troll killer Tim Says:

    Thomas2.2- I knew we all could agree on something – nice, ain’t it!
    Rhonde is such a great player, intelligent man, and great representative of town and team. We are blessed every time he steps on the field. And not many deserve that level of respect. One of the all time great Bucs- and should be hall of fame inducted. When his career here ends, I hope he goes straight into coaching our secondary. To much knowledge to lose. He’s coming back, as others have said, for a chance at a second ring. If he believes- who are we to doubt? Welcome back home Rhonde- lOve herding we get to see you Play again!!!

  14. SigMa Says:

    Ronde is as Buccaneer as it gets!! Great news!

  15. CreamsiclePasties Says:

    Great great news…..upset that it’s only one yr as I really feel Ronde has a good 3 yrs left….but this is still good news.

    Best slot corner in the history of the game…..still a top 10 corner 15 yards and closer to the line of scrimmage. Congrats Ronde, congrats Bucs

  16. BigMacAttack Says:

    Good Job Bucs! Need his presence.

  17. oar Says:

    Ditto to all!!!! Can’t say much more!

  18. Theodore Says:

    My faux Barber 20 jersey going on 10 years now! Couldn’t be happier with the player’s and the jersey’s durability!

  19. gotbbucs Says:

    this is great news. i think bringing in the young guys re-energized him. i have no doubt that he would have retired a couple years ago if gru/allen were still in charge.

  20. MOBucs Says:

    Man I would sure like to lock up Big Davin before the deadline. Hearing anything Joe?

  21. K1ngAdroc Says:

    20 is a class act and HOF
    Please sign Davin and RUUD!

  22. Jesse Says:

    GREAT news. Hey joe, the Aints just dropped Shockey. Any chance we kick the tires?

  23. Joe Says:


    Unlikely. Too expensive, too injury-prone.

  24. Capt. Troll killer Tim Says:

    Rumor is that we are talking to former rams safety Asemogh osemohgh . . . Ashethoge osmegmeth . . You know that great safety with the tough name! I think we sign him. Nmanadi o from the raiders, and team them up with Aquib Talib. WR coaches will waste so much time trying to pronouce their names, that they won’t have enough time to get their guys ready. Huge advantage! And I’d buy each one of their jerseys, just cause it’d be cool. Now, we just have to get Corey Grimm to change his name, we’re good!!!

  25. SkookumSmitty Says:

    I vote we rename Grimm:

    Amgona Khickbouti.

    (Shamelessly stolen from Cheech n Chong circa 1979)

  26. Patrick Says:

    Glad to hear it but I guess this means it’ll be his last year.

    I actually think Winslow and Shockey would make a great combo. Plus, Shockey knows the Saints playbook so that would be beneficial to us.

  27. espo Says:

    I agree this will be his last year, but it isn’t set in stone. If we make a push, and 2012 is looking good, you never know.

  28. eric Says:

    Go get em Ronde, your one of the all time greats in bucs history.

    You got two more pic sixs in you at least.

  29. Hire Greg Olson! Says:


    I wouldn’t put too much hope in Mr. Drink-til-I’m-blacked-out-in-Vegas to be too overly cognizant of the Saints offense. Not every player is a wealth of knowledge.

  30. Amar Says:

    I wonder how Barrett Ruud feels about this?

  31. scholty Says:

    Rumor says we are going….

    Whatever… if they are talking to anyone right now, they would be guilty of tampering as far as I know since free agency hasn’t begun yet!

  32. Bucs4ever Says:

    ^ wtf are you talking about??
    Falcons cut Eric Coleman, a week later he signed with the Lions

  33. Bucs4ever Says:

    SIGN JOSEPH AT LEAST!!!!! Ruud too! but at least Davin

  34. Capt. Troll killer Tim Says:

    Scholty- Both players mentioned have been cut from their team’s. They aren’t Free agents. Like Bob Sanders, who was cut by the Colts, they can negotiate or sign with anyone. Bob Sanders has actually visited several team’s, including the Jaguars, this week
    Come’on man! I’ve got a rep for uncanny accuracy on this site. Have jus a Lil faith. I’m not one of the Trolls!

  35. Capt. Troll killer Tim Says:

    SkookumSmitty- wow! I’d forgotten that on! If Grimm is in, I’m legally changing my name to “Amgona Khickbouti too” just cause that would make for one funny funeral!
    “here lies Amgona Khickbouti too. He was a good man, despite the name . . .oh yeah, yer own family would fight cracking up with that one!! Lol