Tiki Barber “Bad Fit” For Bucs

March 21st, 2011

Tiki Barber wants to play football again (now that he’s broke).

Tiki Barber wouldn’t mind playing football with his twin brother, Ronde, who recently re-upped for another season with the Bucs.

Raheem Morris hasn’t exactly closed the door on the possibility. But Brad Briggs of the NationalFootballPost.com scoffs at the notion. He believes Tiki is a better fit elsewhere.

The Bucs have made an impressive turnaround with young general manager Mark Dominik by going the young route. Quarterback Josh Freeman, wide receiver Mike Williams and running back LeGarrette Blount were key pieces for a 10-win team last season. There are young building blocks on the defensive side of the ball too. It’s not like the franchise owes Ronde a huge favor, the kind it would take to sign his brother, who hasn’t played football since 2006.

Brett Favres comebacks made more sense than the one Barber is attempting. Yes, the Bucs want to pair Blount with a veteran back, one with skills suited for third down. It’s something Barber did well in his prime. It’s also something Cadillac Williams does well. The Bucs’ former first-round draft pick will be an unrestricted free agent, but Tampa would like him back. Re-signing Williams makes infinite more sense than entertaining the idea of signing Barber.

Joe could understand signing Barber, but like Briggs, Joe is of the mind that the Bucs should re-sign Caddy rather than taking a flyer on Tiki.

5 Responses to “Tiki Barber “Bad Fit” For Bucs”

  1. Pete Dutcher Says:

    I would kinda like for him to come back and prove everyone wrong.

  2. Hunter Says:

    I would love for Caddy to come back, but I think the Bucs are preparing for him to go elsewhere. They have already met with Evan Royster, Kendall Hunter, and Noel Devine.

  3. McBuc Says:

    This Tiki story just will not go away…

  4. Ray Bucbolt Says:

    Briggs hit it on the head. Caddy has more in the tank anyway and has earned the extension/raise the Glazers love to talk about giving core players who perform well through their first contract. Again, a total non-issue!

  5. IMHO... Says:

    keep Caddy and get Noel Devine. Fast, small, strong, elusive and catches outta tha backfield.