“Will I Have Long Term Effects Of That? Yeah.”

September 17th, 2019

Iconic Bucs cornerback and ironman Ronde Barber will become the next member of the Buccaneers Ring of Honor on Sunday.

Yesterday, he shared quite a slice of Bucs history.

Barber had spoken previously about playing through a torn PCL (knee) and a broken bone in his hand during the Bucs’ Super Bowl run in the 2002 season. And back in 2010, while still paying, Barber referenced his “one knee that doesn’t straighten all the way out.”

Yesterday, though, Barber said he is still paying the price for playing through that torn up knee 17 years ago.

“Is there a difference between playing hurt and injured? Absolutely,” Barber told the Buccaneers Radio Network. “There’s only one time that I was really injured and played. And that was during our Super Bowl year, when I tore my PCL and had no business continuing to play. But I had a feeling that it was our year and I wasn’t about to miss it because of something that I felt that I could play through. And will I have long term effects of that? Yeah. … The play in Philly doesn’t happen if I take two or three weeks off. Who knows? You just don’t know. You just don’t know.”

Of course, long-time Bucs fans know “the play in Philly” Barber referenced.

Many Bucs fans talk about winning and losing cultures. When you know the guy next to you is grinding — and succeeding — through a serious injury, that’s a culture-builder right there. That kind of effort and dedication on a good team rubs off a lot. On a bad team? Not so much.

13 Responses to ““Will I Have Long Term Effects Of That? Yeah.””

  1. Buc believer Says:

    Ronde is an example of what the ring of honor is… a passionate selfless team player who gave his all! NOT the whiny look at me attitude of the old #93. He should NEVER be in!

  2. knucknbuc Says:

    my favorite buc of all time. what a beast he was.

  3. BetterBucFan Says:

    Daniel Jones is starting, Joe, was just announced.

  4. 813bucboi Says:

    i remember when LT sat out a playoff game vs the pats with a knee injury….doc said he wouldnt have injured it any further but he still sat out….he caught a lot of flack for it….maybe he was thinking about long term health….

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  5. 813bucboi Says:

    BetterBucFan Says:
    September 17th, 2019 at 10:14 am
    Daniel Jones is starting, Joe, was just announced.

    TB is somewhere smiling!!!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  6. Rob Tanner Says:

    I would trade a limp for a championship. Great player, hated watching him get old. Deserves the ROH and HOF too.

  7. unbelievable Says:

    All time favorite Buc.

    Get this man into the HOF Ira!

  8. D-Rome Says:

    That was an excellent interview last night.

  9. Brandon Says:

    The knee can be replaced when he’s 50+, that play in the NFC Championship Game and the Super Bowl win will last forever.

  10. Rod Munch Says:

    How did we go from that great uniform to the complete trash we have today? That’s what happens when you put some SJW company like Nike in charge of something and they hire based purely on meeting quotas instead of getting the best people for the job.

  11. unbelievable Says:

    lol the new uniforms are awful, but I highly doubt the design came from a diversity hire as you’re implying Rod. Gimme a fkn break.

    We got crappy uniforms b/c the Glazer children are clueless, and thought these actually looked good.

  12. Anonymous Says:

    The type of guy Lameis Winston can never be. Dump him now!

  13. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    “one knee that doesn’t straighten all the way out.”

    You do that for yourself bc you don’t want to miss that lifetime experience; you do that for your family, and, you do that for your fans…

    Thank you Ronde. It is a memory that will last forever!