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Report: Steelers could want Tiki Barber

Posted on: June 20, 2011 9:20 am
Edited on: June 20, 2011 9:32 am
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T. Barber wants to start, and he might want to try it in Pittsburgh (Getty).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Tiki Barber – the formerly depressed, formerly pretty darn good Giants RB – wants to return to football after a four-year absence -- and according to Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, Barber doesn’t want to be an afterthought. He wants to start.

King writes that he has a feeling that Barber will end up with the Steelers, in part because Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin is a family friend. But unless Barber somehow figures out a way to halt the aging process, it seems rather unlikely that he would beat out Rashard Mendenhall for the starting spot.

"I crafted this career, right?" Barber told HBO’s Real Sports in an interview that will air Tuesday. "And I had gotten to the point where I was right where I wanted to be and then I failed. It's hard to deal with. … [But] I need to prove to myself that I can be successful at something. I know I'm going to be successful as a football player. I don't know why. The odds say 'No.' I'm 36 and I haven't played in four years. But I just know."

Lest you forget, Barber had an impressive run of success when he decided to retire from football. In six of his final seven years before leaving the game after the 2006 season, he rushed for at least 1,000 yards (and at least 1,500 in his last three years; he also led the league in yards from scrimmage in 2004 and 2005). But that was, in NFL terms, a very long time ago.

There’s only a slim chance that Barber could be anywhere near that successful – and make near that much money, which seems to be the point of this entire exercise – once he returns.

And if for some shocking reason, Barber’s comeback doesn’t work out the way he wants it, he’ll go away quietly and not compare himself again to Anne Frank. Because the last time he chose that comparison, that didn’t work out well for anybody.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: June 20, 2011 6:23 pm
 

Report: Steelers could want Tiki Barber

I remember some months back idiots starting facebook pages, and making petitions to try and get Parker back at RB for Steelers.  Apparently Washington cut him, and hes stated publicly he would like to come back to Steelers?  I didn't follow it to close, but that was the impression I got.  I remember thinking no way in the world could I want anyone less then Parker at RB for Pittsburgh. 

Considering how huge of a reach this article is.  (some days it honestly amazes me the complete, and utter crap sportswriters can write, and still have a job)  It doesn't take much common sence to realize there is no chance in the world Tiki is a Steeler this season.

All that being said.  Thank you for making me a liar.  I can honestly say I would rarther have Willie Parker then Tiki at RB.



Since: Jun 6, 2011
Posted on: June 20, 2011 6:04 pm
 

Report: Steelers could want Tiki Barber

Tiki Burned his own career when he left his PREGNANT wife , for that Blonde Bimbo...  sorry Tiki i Hope you fail which you probally will



Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: June 20, 2011 5:18 pm
 

Report: Steelers could want Tiki Barber

Don't undersell the possibility that Rashard Bin Ladin gets booed off the field, and the Steelers need a replacement.  So, Steelers fans, who would you embrace more, on the crappy personality scale?  The guy who thinks Americans were too hard on Bin Laden, or the old guy who compares his plight to that of Anne Frank?  A real crap shoot.



Since: Aug 1, 2008
Posted on: June 20, 2011 4:59 pm
 

Report: Steelers could want Tiki Barber

King is a joke.



Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: June 20, 2011 4:46 pm
 

Report: Steelers could want Tiki Barber

If Tiki makes the Steelers' roster for the upcoming season he'll be used as a 3rd back and a 3rd down back only. It's on Mendenhall to keep the starting job or lose it to Tiki or any other back that's currently on the roster. To me it's not a good look for Tiki because if he does make the team it will look like Coach Tomlin probably got him on the team as a favor to Tiki. Also if he does make the team he can also be a possible mentor to Mendenhall and the rest of the RB's currently on the squad.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: June 20, 2011 4:32 pm
 

Report: Steelers could want Tiki Barber

As a steeler fan, I hope we get him.  Now, hear me out fellow steeler fans before you bash me.  Chances are he'll backup for one year and complain his way off the team or one of the veterans will hand his ass to him, but either way we'll be guaranteed a super bowl once he leaves the team!
If you still think I'm serious, go look up both humor and sarcasm... 


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