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Ronde Barber

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have signed 2010 draft selection CB Myron Lewis to a four-year contract. Lewis who sustained an abdominal injury during rookie camp has been unable to practice during the teams organized team activities (OTAs). The 6-foot-2, 203-pound Lewis is projected to be competing with Elbert Mack and E.J… Read More

Since the conclusion of the 2010 NFL draft, Myron Lewis, the Buccaneers third-round pick out of Vanderbilt has been chomping at the bit to show off his physicality, but since tweaking his hamstring in his first organized practice with the team, he’s been relegated to a mere spectator. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Lewis is widely considered… Read More

It should come as no surprise that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense ranked 2nd on defense in “missed tackles” says Arron Schatz of the renowned FootballOutsiders.com. According to the metrics of Football Outsiders game charting stats the Bucs defense missed 94 total tackles in 2009, but based on a per play basis the once proud… Read More

Ronde Barber, 35, was a third-round pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of Virginia in 1997 and is currently the longest tender Buccaneer, and only remaining player from the 2002 team that hoisted the Lombardi Trophy. Barber who’s entering his 14th season and is in the final year of his contract with the Bucs, hinted at… Read More

Three More Days. Such a short time that somehow manages to feel like forever. Like many Buc’s fans out there I have watched with a mixture of fascination, and sometimes disgust, as the Tampa Bay front office has literally flipped this franchise upside down in the offseason. From the firing of Gruden, to the hiring of… Read More

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head coach Raheem Morris revealed this afternoon, who this coming seasons team captains will be. On offense center Jeff Faine and quarterback Byron Leftwich, on defense, defensive tackle Chris Hovan and cornerback Ronde Barber were named, and safety Will Allen gets the nod for special teams. With the team expecting some of… Read More

4-12 you say? Well that is exactly what some in the media are predicting for you’re beloved Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The uncertainty with such a large turnover from coaches to players, has many in the media down on a team that has been consistently mediocre over the past several seasons. The above scenario, is what… Read More

HEAD COACH RAHEEM MORRIS (Opening comments) “The first practice we came out, had a team meeting today where I wanted to stress discipline, no excuses and high expectations. We talked about guys having their assignments ready, being assignment ready and staying back to back on the line at practice. We talked about no excuses, no… Read More

Veteran cornerback, Ronde Barber rejected advances by the media Barber breaks silencethroughout the off-season to discuss the reasoning why he was kept, when other veteran players were cut, but is confident enough to know that he can make a smooth transition from the Tampa 2 zone coverage scheme that was run under the guidance of… Read More

With the Buccaneers five days from there first training camp practice, to kick off the 2009 season. There are six burning camp questions that desperately need answering before the home opener, although many might not have a definitive answer until after the season is over. Who will be the starting quarterback once the dust settles… Read More

So, safety turned linebacker Jermaine Phillips is entrenched as the Buccaneers weakside linebacker and cornerback Ronde Barber, doesn’t exactly mesh with the new defensive scheme. That is if you believe everything you here floating around cyber space these days. Not sure, how Phillips could be entrenched as one of the teams outside linebackers after making… Read More

If you are looking for the reason why Ronde Barber survived the purge of aging veterans shortly after Raheem Morris was appointed head coach. He gave a very candid answer on the last day of the owners meetings in Dana Point, Calif. “He’s staying because he touches the ball and he scores touchdowns,” Morris said… Read More