Barber Isn’t Listening

July 26th, 2019

He’s not hearing you.

Bucco Bruce Arians called it “noise.” But if a tree falls in a forest and no one sees it, does it make a sound?

That’s what’s happening with Bucs running back Peyton Barber. NFL analysts, near and far, think the Bucs will have a lousy season. In other words, “noise,” as Arians put it yesterday.

Many other analysts, including Joe, believe the rushing attack of the Bucs is atrocious and it’s in comprehensible why the Bucs have not addressed this outside of dragging an old man out of retirement.

Well, Barber confessed today he’s not listening to the critics. Asked about many believing the Bucs are a bottom-rung franchise with a worse running game, Barber waived off the criticism today..

“You don’t listen to it,” Barber said at One Buc Palace. “Everybody has their own opinions. You know everybody’s entitled to their own opinion. But it’s our choice to listen to it or not.”

And Barber chooses not to.

Whether the Bucs, and Barber,in particular, use the critiques as motivation or not (Joe suspects they will try), Joe doesn’t give a damn. As Al Davis famously said, “Just win, baby.”

10 Responses to “Barber Isn’t Listening”

  1. BucEmUp Says:

    You just posted abouy how the tean was dead last in screens to the running backs. When the defnese knows you don’t run that play thats one area of the field they dknt have to worry about covering. That gives them more freedom to stop the run.

    ITS COACHING!!!!! Barber and Jones will be fine yhis season

  2. SOEbuc Says:

    If you don’t give a damn and just win then stop writing the same articles two times a day about how crappy our running game is.

    This true Bucs fan is going to keep the faith and see what happens. Would absolutely love to see PB and RoJo split 3,000 yards.

  3. idiaznet Says:

    If you watch the Amazon show with the Arizona Cards you will see that BA knows how to bring a rookie into the league to succeed. He can also evaluate talent better that DK can. He can coach it and will be able to get the most out of all the players.

    Joe i know you need to write something, but I can say different than last year this is all noise. We don’t know how this team is going to react. I really have confidence in BA more than I ever did in DK.

  4. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    All the players trying out for RG isn’t listening either.

  5. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    idiaznet, im not sure Coach Arians is that great at evaluating talent because he left the cardinals in horrible shape due to his bad drafts & FA acquisitions. I do know he can coach a decent qb in palmer & get him better & he worked with a geenerational qb in luck; time will tell if he is the qb whisperer

  6. JimmyJack Says:

    Joe I heard your podcast and heard you say it’s outrageous for Bruce to compare Peyton to Jerome Bettis and I gotta challenge you on this bro.

    If you wanna talk careers your point is more then fare. But if you wanna talk the impact they can have on a football game & their skillsets your way off base…….Case in point. Bettis carrer YPC 3.9. Barber currently sitting on 3.8. Alstott is another similar back to them both in terms of skillset 3.7.

    Let’s also recall that Bettis did have HOFers(I’m guessing) blocking for him.

    Barber has had one year of service. He is very capable of hitting 1k like Bettis had. Especially if you give him 350 carries like Bettis. Bettis was a RB that made you say “woof”…….. And so does Barber. The longevity is what separates them.

    You’ve basically written of Barber after 1 season. I just hope you don’t need him to run for 2k to consider that production. Guess who else never produced that?

  7. JimmyJack Says:

    Disthy the book has already been written. He is that QB wisperer.

    Already done prooved that. Shoot go back and look at what he did in Cleveland. I don’t even remember his QB from then because he was a total nobody in any year without Bruce.

  8. sincethebeginning Says:

    Sorry, you can’t make up things about Joe in this space. There’s plenty of critique you can lodge that is based in reality. Joe is a Bucs fan, has been for decades. –Joe

  9. Buccaroo Says:

    I’m getting numb in the brain. This is just like subliminal messaging. Joe might as well write an article that says, I hate my team. I hate my team. I hate my team. I hate my team. I hate my team. I hate my team. I hate my team. I hate my team. I hate my team. I hate my team.

    For the umpteenth time, Let’s wait to see what we have in camp first.

    I’m sure BA is getting sick of reading this too. It would be nice if Joe would do some real investigative reporting and an expos’e on our stable of RB’s instead of the constant negative drumbeat. Let the national yoohoos do that stuff.

  10. ModHairKen Says:

    Losing teams generally have poor running games. You don’t run when you’re down. Barber and Jones are fine. The OL is fine.

    The majority of the problems last year arose from having a weak head coach who let his friend coach the defense into everyone losing his job.

    It all starts with confidence and command. Arians has it. Koetter did not.