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Antonio Pierce speaks his harsh truth about Tiki

Posted on: March 9, 2011 9:28 am
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Posted by Andy BenoitT. Barber (US Presswire)

The best thing about Tiki Barber’s return to the NFL? It gives a lot of his former teammates turned analysts (i.e. the outspoken Michael Strahan and Antonio Pierce) a chance to say what they really think of the guy.

Pierce, now an ESPN analyst, already kicked this off with his appearance on NFL Live Tuesday. The former Giants Pro Bowl linebacker disparaged Barber’s leadership abilities.

“Tiki Barber, the football player, great player, will be very productive probably in certain situations,” Pierce said. “Tiki Barber, the leader, the person in that locker room? He is not going to do anything for your team.  Now if that is the guy you think you are bringing in, you might want to look in another direction.”

He went on.

“From personal experience, he didn’t do anything to help the Giants [in] 2006 when he decided to retire in the middle of the season and then months later question our quarterback and our head coach,” Pierce said.   “That is my problem with Tiki Barber … the guy can play. Can he do it four years later? I don’t think he can.”

And on.

Tiki’s Detirement

"I didn't get a chance to get to know who Tiki Barber was the person," Pierce said. "I know him as a player and the guy was great and we always congratulate each other, the way we played."

"But what he did in that locker room my two years with him, he didn't do anything but deteriorate that team," Pierce added. "And he didn't help us out. I don't see this guy as a leader or somebody that can help you out. And that's my problem with him. That is why I believe they [the Giants] will release him because he is going to cause nothing but problems for that team."

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 7:03 pm
 

Antonio Pierce speaks his harsh truth about Tiki



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Since: Nov 30, 2010
Posted on: March 19, 2011 3:56 pm
 

Antonio Pierce speaks his harsh truth about Tiki

PLEASE ANTONIO WAS HELPING HIS TEAMMATE PLAX!!!!!!!!IF YOU WOULD NOT DO THE SAME YOU ARE NOT A TRUE FRIEND.



Since: Nov 30, 2010
Posted on: March 19, 2011 3:54 pm
 

Antonio Pierce speaks his harsh truth about Tiki

I THINK THE GIANTS SHOULD NOT RELEASE HIM,USE HIM TO GET A DRAFT PICK.



Since: Nov 30, 2010
Posted on: March 19, 2011 3:51 pm
 

Antonio Pierce speaks his harsh truth about Tiki

ANTONIO WAS SO  WRIGHT ABOUT TIKI,THAT HE WAS A BAD TEAMMATE AND YOU DON T WANT THAT IN YOUR LOCKER ROOM.REMEMBER THIS ELI WON T BE A LEADER JUST A KID,WELL MR ELI HAS WON A MVP ALREADY . SO TIKI  PLEASE DON T COMEBACK TO NEWYORK.THIS SUCKS ,BECAUSE FOR YEARS I REALLY WAS A BIG TIKI FAN BUT NOW I HATE HIM.



Since: Nov 30, 2010
Posted on: March 19, 2011 3:44 pm
 

Antonio Pierce speaks his harsh truth about Tiki

TIKI GANTS FANS AND PLAYERS DON T FORGET WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT US.HAVE A GOOD LIFE.



Since: Aug 13, 2009
Posted on: March 10, 2011 3:32 pm
 

Antonio Pierce speaks his harsh truth about Tiki

Un-unretire please.  



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: March 10, 2011 8:09 am
 

Antonio Pierce speaks his harsh truth about Tiki

artvandolay,
In the old NFL, star or no star, Tiki would've spent every training camp coughing up blood until he learned some manners and got some team spirit. Men shouldn't have to tolerate their teammates Big Timing it. They'll gladly play with snarling wolverines for what they bring to the table, but MLB players in their locker rooms just don't cut it. (They'll make allowances for certain WRs, but people are often tolerant, even fond, of fools.) 



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: March 9, 2011 5:31 pm
 

Antonio Pierce speaks his harsh truth about Tiki

 - Pierce has said nothing that Tiki didn't say about Eli Manning the second someone handed Tiki a microphone and a cheap suit. That was right before Manning won a Super Bowl. Barber has precious little room to complain about his own leadership now being questioned.


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