Ronde Talks About His Greatness And Sherman’s

January 31st, 2014

Barber says he was once the greatest in the game and won’t argue with Sherman’s proclamations

One thing amazing about this year’s Super Bowl is how loudmouth Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman has thieved the spotlight from Peyton Manning. 

How refreshing.

Endless Manning blubbering would have bored Joe thoroughly. Sherman loves to pound his chest and proclaim himself the greatest. Bucs icon Ronde Barber weighed in on that yesterday during the national Jim Rome Show.

Jim Rome: [Richard Sherman] would have you believe he is the best in the game right now on the corner. Is he, in your opinion?

Ronde Barber: The best way I can answer this is that every great corner that I know, at some point, thinks they’re the best in the game. I know I thought I was the best in the game at one point, 2001, 2002. Nobody was doing what I was doing better than what I was doing. And I think [Sherman] feels that way right now. I honestly can’t discount him.

There’s a lot of guys that we’ve anointed to be great players at the position, best player at the position, that don’t back it up with stats or anything. This guy makes play after play after play. He has 20 interceptions in three years. I don’t think he’s given up a completion all postseason. How can you argue it?

Obviously, there’s guys who say, ‘If you don’t play bump and run, if you don’t follow the other team’s best receiver, how can you be the best?’ Ehh. He’s playing how they ask him to play and nobody’s doing it better. To me, that’s the definition of the best. So whatever.

That was cool to hear Barber talking passionately about how he felt he was once on top of the NFL. Listening to that entire interview it felt like Barber was making a chunk of his own case for the Hall of Fame. Two years as the greatest at your position, plus a dozen or so years of strong play, should be good enough to be immortalized in Canton.

15 Responses to “Ronde Talks About His Greatness And Sherman’s”

  1. Nick H Says:

    I f****ng love Ronde Barber

  2. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Lol, Let the Church Say Amen..Go ahead Ronde

  3. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    There’s a lot of guys that we’ve anointed to be great players at the position, best player at the position, that don’t back it up with stats or anything.

    Its all about IMPACT plays baby.

  4. Jbeachbuc Says:

    I remember back he played us twice a year, when asked who was the best corner in the NFL, Brett Farve picked Ronde.

  5. Tgreg Says:

    If not the best Buc to date, Ronde was definitely top 5 and all class.

  6. bUcNcrAzy Says:

    Ronde! Ronde! Ronde!!!

  7. pick6 Says:

    “the best” is always a complicated debate, but sherman has every right (as do maybe 2 or 3 other guys) to say and believe that he is the best corner in the league. ditto with ronde at his peak. and if he goes around calling himself the best player in the NFL or the best CB ever, i would be pumped up if i were a seahawks fan. richard sherman is a guy who will bust his butt to make that claim as legitimate as he can make it. like sapp, eventually his body won’t’ be able to back up his mouth and people will question whether he is worth the headache, but that’s problem for much later

  8. ROBERT6 Says:

    manning is gonna tear sherm a new a hole.

    it will be funny to see if the sherminator will talk to reporters after getting burnt for 2 TD’s.

  9. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Sherman’s given up a completion this post season…seems that like he hasn’t though.

  10. bucs4lyfe Says:

    he must really feel he’s the best to loudmouth it right before playing peyton manning in the superbowl with 4 great receivers not just one or two like the niners’ but still he plays a cover 3 and i still say even though he is playing the best right now, you cant say your the best in the game because the best goes down with an injury….win or lose the superbowl make those claims next year regardless of record with revis and sherman playing at full strength next year…in a garbage defensive scheme quarterback still werent willing to challenge revis on a bum knee…..sherman just hasnt gotten that kind of respect yet from quarterbacks, he only gets it from the media and people watching not the one’s playing

  11. Iamabuc Says:

    bucs4life you are right;
    how can you be the best when everybody throws your way, not the same with Revis, nobody dares throws his way, so …, Sherman, STFU!

  12. Bucfever40 Says:

    Ronde at his best was IMO considerably better than Sherman, the body of work our #20 has laid down by retirement, is darn right im-pres-sive! Nobody as a db could rush the passer like Barber, and he didn’t drag tackle either, Barber was a thumper, his speed coming around the corner made for some nice QB hits, and Barber had a beautiful knack for the “big play”, I’ve seen him defend so many balls that would’ve been completions, but put his body airborne & parallel to the ground play after play to either intercept or break up the play. The year he had 10 int’s, Barber was sensational and unstoppable. I mean he’s got 600 more tackles than HOFer Deon Saunders, 600 MORE!! He should apologize to NO ONE, especially those who claimed he was a “system corner”, pound per pound, Ronde Barber was a better all around defensive back than Sherman and should be a first ballot HOF’er, his #’s are etched in stone and will stand for decades!!

  13. Bucfever40 Says:

    I’d love to see Peyton pick him apart like nobody’s business, then run up to him after the game and ask…….Are ya mad? Are ya MAD? lol

    The problem with that is Manning is to classy of a player, he’d NEVER do something like that, regardless how tempting it would be! Sherman just needs to be humbled on national TV!

  14. Buxfan Says:

    I love trash talking. But Sherman does it after they have won games. This punk a** has NO class.

  15. BoJim Says:

    Sherman is the best because he says he is. But you can’t fault a player who always come to play.