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Ronde Barber retires

Discussion in 'Other NFL' started by Not So Fast, May 8, 2013.

  1. Not So Fast

    Not So Fast Well-Known Member

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    "I've had a better run than I ever could've dreamed of having," Barber told FOX Sports' Jay Glazer. One of the longest tenured players in the NFL, Barber is hanging it up after 16 seasons. A three-time All Pro, Barber helped the Bucs to a win in Super Bowl XXXVII, and holds the record for most consecutive starts by a defensive back (215). Barber showed well as a safety last season, but would have been returning as a reserve after the Bucs added Dashon Goldson and Johnthan Banks. Barber should be enshrined in the Bucs' Ring of Honor, but his Hall-of-Fame candidacy is harder to quantify. He benefitted from playing for an all-time great defense during his prime, and wasn't an elite player the second half of his career. If not for his durability and longevity, Barber would be a borderline, at best, candidate for Canton. Those qualities are likely to put him over the top, however.

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  2. MikeHoncho

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    My favorite Barber.
     

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