“We’re Going To Wait And See What Ronde Feels”

March 13th, 2013

ronde barber 0310So how does Ronde Barber feel today, with his football career in limbo and after the Bucs signed All-Pro safety Dashon Goldson to replace Barber at free safety?

(Yes, Joe knows Greg Schiano said Goldson will play both safety positions based on situations.)

It seems Ronde isn’t talking. Barber played the Pro-Am golf tournament at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor today, and various reports say Barber wasn’t commenting.

As for the leader of the New Schiano Order, Schiano said today at One Buc Palace that today is about Goldson and not Barber.

“We’re going to wait and see what Ronde feels,” Schiano said.

Joe’s glad the Bucs still want Barber, obviously at cornerback, where he surely would be the nickel back and compete for a starting corner job.

But what does Barber feel about all this? Only he knows — and the clock ticks.

15 Responses to ““We’re Going To Wait And See What Ronde Feels””

  1. Snook Says:

    Love ya, Ronde, but you can’t complain. The Bucs can’t hang around and wait for your decision.

  2. Karl Says:

    I bet Barber still comes back.I think he was waitng to see if we were seriously gonna improve the team again just like he waited last year until after FA.He obviously is play’n for another ring if he comes back and Barber knows with a few more great pieces we atleast have a chance to get in the hunt. GO BUCS!!!

  3. Mr. Patrick Says:

    Both safety positions now filled and Ronde no longer fast enough to play corner. Will be interesting.

  4. Macabee Says:

    The Bucs are being diplomatic and respectful, as they should be. But the direction has been set with the Goldson signing. Ronde must now consider how he wants to be remembered. There is no doubt he can still play, but how will he be used and will it be fitting for the HOFer-in-waiting that he is. Ronde will make the best decision I’m sure!

  5. Vic66 Says:

    Ronde; what ever discission you make, please know that most of us can not think you enough for all you have done for our team and our area.
    You are a true Buccaneer Man. We would love to see you play more, but if you say this is it we will still be your fans.

  6. Capt. Tim Says:

    I think Ronde is relived, and happy!
    I guarantee you, he didn’t want the pressure of carrying the secondary- like he did last year. Not at 37. Nobody wants to play with a bunch of talentless bunglers. Being associated with last years idiots must have been embarrassing for Ronde!

    Now, he can play slot CB- where he is STILL among the leagues best- and where he played alot last year. He can also help all the new comers learn the system. And now, finally, he can carry a lighter load.

    Congrats Ronde- you’ve damn we’ll earned special treatment

    I don’t know what some of you are thinking. You talk like Ronde was some kind of has been, burden on our secondary. You obviously don’t watch the games. Or read ANY of the trade publications. If you did, you’d realize that you are absolutely wrong!

    Ronde was rated the best DB in our secondary- by far! Better than Talibum, Wright, Barron, Biggers, Etc. he was moved to Safety- because he was the only DB that had run stopping skills! And stopping the run was priority one this season. Ronde still played CB over half the time- and was still one of best in the league.

    Don’t know why some seem to act like the Bucs want to push him out the door. It’s quite opposite! They are trying to pursued him to come back one more year- to orchestrate all the new players into a cohesive unit.

  7. Capt. Tim Says:

    Ronde is still the only good cornerback the Bucs have.

  8. BOb Says:

    what a lovely letter vic66. its too bad your talking to thin air.

  9. tidalguy Says:

    I agree 100%.

  10. ben Says:

    He could start as corner, upgrade over any current player there obviously,he is a gambler but has more help over the top than he has ever had

  11. SirustheVirus Says:

    Ronde should take Tikis advice. He’s not going to make millions somewhere else and once footballs done it’s done you can’t go back. He should stay and be a mentor, not like Ronde can’t play nickel& dime and blitz he’s just not a starter anymore.

  12. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    I hope Ronde comes back to play nickel/third safety/run down corner. His instincts, experience, versatility and toughness make him valuable – well beyond his salary.

    He is one of the top 3 or 4 greatest bucs – all things considered.

  13. Big Picture Guy Says:

    Thomas I can’t believe I agree with you. Well said.

  14. volusiaboy83 Says:

    Come back Ronde and give these young Bucs one last look at a true professional.

  15. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    I think the Bucs actions are speaking for themselves by hiring Goldson. They are preparing for Rhonde inevitable departure. Very stoked about the Goldson hire! Now get a DE to get some pass rush and a TE that can catch and pass/run block. Use the draft to fill in for the depth.