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Tiki's narrowed his list to Bucs, Steelers

Posted on: July 6, 2011 9:59 am
Edited on: July 6, 2011 4:11 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Ever since depression chased running back Tiki Barber into the NFL spotlight again, he's managed to stay in the news cycle, largely in part to the unholy amount of interviews he's given in recent weeks.

But thus far, he's only dropped clues about what team he'll be gracing with his presence when the 2011 season fires up.

Until now, anyway; in his latest chat, this time with Tom Pedulla of USA Today, Tiki offered up his preference to play for either the Pittsburgh Steelers or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

"We're not looking to turn this into an auction," Tiki's agent Mark Lepselter said. "There are only a handful of coaches he would want to play for." There's just a couple of problems with this setup. First, Tiki is old, and that makes him the type of guy who won't be involved in an auction.

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Second, if he's narrowed down his list of choices to just two, he may find himself disappointed. That's because in order for his choices to matter, the Bucs and the Steelers have to also want Tiki.

Mike Freeman put it well in the Daily Shoutout today: "I don't think the Steelers and Bucs give a damn about Barber."

I'd agree. And I also think there are two pretty good pieces of evidence on hand as to why they don't care about Barber.

For the Steelers, Ryan Wilson's in-house breakdown of why Tiki to Pittsburgh doesn't make sense will suffice. (If you don't feel like reading: Barber's a bad fit, Mike Tomlin doesn't want the drama and Tiki's old.)

For Tampa, the biggest piece of evidence is something that's lacked: Ronde Barber's support.

This is, after all, Tiki's twin we're talking about, and he's yet to come out in support of his brother's return and/or the possibility of Tiki coming to Tampa Bay, even though he's found time to praise Giants quarterback Eli Manning.

So, yes, ironically enough, silence is the most damning evidence available for Tiki Barber.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 7:11 pm
 

Tiki's narrowed his list to Bucs, Steelers



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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 8:08 am
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Since: Oct 21, 2011
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Since: Jul 21, 2010
Posted on: July 7, 2011 12:22 pm
 

Tiki's narrowed his list to Bucs, Steelers

I would like to play for the Falcons or chargers. Does anyone care about that either?




Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: July 7, 2011 12:04 pm
 

Tiki's narrowed his list to Bucs, Steelers

I would have thought Green Bay or NE was the choice, but probably too cold for Tiki.  Oh wait, he did say Pittsburgh. 



Since: May 5, 2010
Posted on: July 7, 2011 10:50 am
 

Tiki's narrowed his list to Bucs, Steelers

Tiki will be the 3rd RB in Cleveland IF he is lucky and like it! I see special teams and league minimum in his future!




Since: Apr 1, 2011
Posted on: July 7, 2011 10:35 am
 

Tiki's narrowed his list to Bucs, Steelers

I'd like to play for the Steelers or the Bucs too!  Where does the line start?



Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2011 9:54 am
 

Tiki's narrowed his list to Bucs, Steelers

Someone should have told Tiki and Mark Lepselter that they will get what the NFL gives them.  Hello there is no TIKI SWEEPSTAKES.  He will go way after DeAngelo Williams, Michael Bush, Jamaal Charles, Jerome Harrison, Ronnie Brown that'sreal running back business Mr. Barber so until that is handled please wait in the closed locked out lobby.



Since: Apr 24, 2007
Posted on: July 7, 2011 8:50 am
 

Tiki's narrowed his list to Bucs, Steelers

I would prefer to play for the Packers or the Steelers, but that ain't gonna happen either.  Tiki isn't even a blip on the radar.  He should go back to doing what he does best, criticizing players from the sideline.



Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: July 7, 2011 7:47 am
 

Stteelers Rule

Tiki needs to go with the Steelers---the bucs will suck and not make the players.  Tiki needs a lot of playoff bling for his hot girlfriend.


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