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Ronde Barber

Eight years is a long time between victories on Monday night, and even though Hank Williams and his rowdy friends couldn't make the trip, it was as memorable a victory as Tampa's had in a long while.  Sold out stadium, prime time football, and some unfinished business from early 2003. The Good It's wasn't pretty… Read More

COLTS:  Club has won 9 of past 10 games on Monday Night Football…Colts are 6-2 vs. NFC under head coach Jim Caldwell…QB Kerry Collins (40,922) needs 78 passing yards to become 10th player in NFL history to reach 41,000. Since ’08, is 5-0 as starter vs. NFC…RB Joseph Addai gained season-best 86 rushing yards last… Read More

Monday, October 6, 2003. It’s a day that has been etched into football history as the day the Tampa Bay Buccaneers squandered a 21-point late 4th quarter lead to Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts. But for me, it’s a day of few football memories. I was in high school at the time. There were… Read More

The Game Features 2 QBs selected in 1st Rd of 2009 NFL Draft: Matthew Stafford (Det., No. 1) & Josh Freeman (TB, No. 17)…LIONS: Had NFL-best 114 points in preseason…QB Stafford needs 198 yards to reach 3,000 for career. Has 19 TD passes & needs 1 to reach 20. Led NFL in preseason with 154.7… Read More

The Bucs team captains for the 2011 season, as voted on by the players are as follows: QB Josh Freeman and C Jeff Faine (offense) and LB Quincy Black and CB Ronde Barber (defense). For special teams the honor has been bestowed upon LB Adam Hayward. Freeman, Faine and Barber are returning team captains, while… Read More

5. Joe Jurevicius has two all-time catches against Philadelphia (2003) On January 19, 2003—with three minutes remaining in the conference championship game—Ronde Barber intercepted a pass intended for Antonio Freeman and returned it 92 yards for the game-clenching touchdown.  It was the last game the Eagles played in Veterans Stadium; Barber’s pick shut down the… Read More

This year’s NFL free agency period figures to be one of the most exciting – and hectic – in history. With the lockout seemingly coming to an end soon, most teams will begin feverishly trying to sign some of the league’s top available talent, while other teams will be scrambling to cut cap space. According… Read More

Many gauge the success of a cornerback in the NFL on whether or not he shut’s down an opposing receiver or has gaudy interception stats. But delving deeper and pealing back the layers reveals other more riveting stats that are not commonly referenced by the main stream media. Such as Yards Per Target. A stat… Read More

Young Bucs throttled by veteran Saints team 31-6 as youth every where was exposed. Whether it was miscommunication between quarterback Josh Freeman and his corps of young inexperienced receivers or the Bucs young defensive tackles being driven out of their gaps and totally washed out of plays it should not surprise anyone just how out… Read More

Rookie running back, Legarrette Blount is being touted as the next train, although the original train, Mike Alstott was amply named the A-Trian for his perseverance in short yardage situations and his battering ram style of trucking would be defenders. Blount has been given the moniker of the B-Train by local scribe Roy Cummings of… Read More

Week 1 Video Highlights

The Buccaneers edge out the Browns 17-14 in their home opener. Below are post game interviews and highlights from the match up. From rookie Mike Williams spectacular self tip for his first NFL touchdown to Micheal Spurlock’s game winning 33 yard touchdown strike from Josh Freeman. All video’s are courtesy of the good people of… Read More

It was believed that when Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach, Raheem Morris jettisoned former defensive coordinator Jim Bates towards the end of last season and took over the reins to the defense and began calling plays he would continue that role for the foreseeable future. Well it now appears that Morris has relinquished the actual… Read More

Veteran corner, Ronde Barber who’s been around the block a time or two has seen his fair share of rookie receivers during his storied 14-year career in the NFL. Barber, a five-time Pro Bowler heaped praise on receiver Mike Williams telling Anwar S. Richardson of the Tampa Tribune "I've never seen a rookie come in… Read More

Recently, NFL analyst Mike Detiller of the Daily Comet asked 12 people with ties to the NFL — director of player personnel chiefs, scouts and NFL coaches around the league for the best starting cornerback duo in the NFL. Now of course, the Bucs starting duo of Aqib Talib and Ronde Barber did not get… Read More