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Ronde isn't sure Tiki fits in with Buccaneers

Posted on: July 10, 2011 12:01 pm
Edited on: July 10, 2011 1:23 pm
 
R. Barber (left) says he's not sure his brother, Tiki, playing for Tampa Bay is a great idea (US Presswire).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Buccaneers CB Ronde Barber, who has been largely silent whenever anybody brings up the name of his twin brother Tiki, doesn’t necessarily think the possibility of “Tiki to Tampa Bay” makes a whole lot of sense.

Not now anyway.

"It was an entertaining thought four or five years ago," Ronde told the St. Petersburg Times. "I don't know how realistic it is now. I've not had a chance to talk to (GM) Mark (Dominik) or Raheem (Morris) about it. Maybe the situation would be a little different under different circumstances. But I know he wants to go somewhere where feels like he's wanted."

Where would he be wanted? Um, not sure. Probably the UFL, right Jim Fassel? But if Barber thinks he can catch on with the Steelers or the Buccaneers -- his two stated preferences -- he’s probably very wrong about either spot (even though it sounds like Cadillac Williams isn’t long for Tampa Bay).

"We're not looking to turn this into an auction," Tiki's agent Mark Lepselter said last week. "There are only a handful of coaches he would want to play for."

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As of now, any kind of auction for Barber probably would be welcome. I mean, if your own brother has doubts about whether you’d fit into his team, that’s not a strong endorsement of your return from retirement. That’s not to say, though, that Ronde is totally crapping on his brother’s comeback attempt.

"He's prepared. He looks like [he] did pre-retirement," Ronde said. "He really dedicated himself and has been in there working out for four months. The only thing he doesn't have is the on-field endurance.

"He's very adept at what he used to do. I don't see him having a problem. The one thing he can't fail at is football. He had somewhat mastered it when he retired."

I’m not sure if that last line is Ronde being sarcastic or if it’s some kind of shot at how Tiki did NOT have retirement mastered. Either way, at this point, it sounds like Tiki might be lucky to end up in the NFL again.  

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 7:09 pm
 

Ronde isn't sure Tiki fits in with Buccaneers



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Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: July 11, 2011 2:12 pm
 

Ronde isn't sure Tiki fits in with Buccaneers

she bangs she bangs...



Since: Apr 24, 2007
Posted on: July 11, 2011 1:34 pm
 

Ronde isn't sure Tiki fits in with Buccaneers

Tiki reminds me of one of the American Idol contestants in the first few episodes that REALLY sucks and has no talent, but won't listen to the judges when they tell them HELL NO.



Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: July 11, 2011 1:26 pm
 

Ronde isn't sure Tiki fits in with Buccaneers

Man he sure does have white teeth....



Since: Apr 1, 2011
Posted on: July 11, 2011 6:56 am
 

Ronde isn't sure Tiki fits in with Buccaneers

What if you held an auction and nobody came.  Going....Going.... Stay gone Tiki Favre...errrrr  Barber sorry, I get confused with my washed up athletes



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: July 10, 2011 11:35 pm
 

Ronde isn't sure Tiki fits in with Buccaneers

Are you kidding me? The Tike wants to name the NFL team that would want this cancer. Nobody,except the Raiders want anything to do with this jerk. You had your shot bro and royally screwed it up in your media career. Nobody cares about you and you'll be lucky to get a spot on the punt team. I'm really sad for you that life without football sucks, but WE don't care. Just go away!



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: July 10, 2011 9:51 pm
 

Ronde isn't sure Tiki fits in with Buccaneers

Pretty good points, JERSEYYANK.  I'd add, as you may be suggesting, that Ronde probably may have to take the feelings of his current running-back teammates into consideration.  Maybe he could have more graciously said something like, "We don't have a running-back problem on this team, but Tiki's welcome to try, and if any 36-year old guy who hasn't played in a while can do it, he's the one."  But what he actually said did seem a bit chilly.  Sort of strange behavior toward one's identical twin, I would think.

The other thing Tiki has against him is that once the lockout is settled, too many teams will have to move too fast to get the right players onto their rosters (even the large pre-season rosters) for Tiki to have a realistic shot, since he'd probably have to work out for them first, etc.

I would guess that he may wind up with one of the "minor" leagues. 



Since: Jan 7, 2009
Posted on: July 10, 2011 8:05 pm
 

Ronde isn't sure Tiki fits in with Buccaneers

LOL


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