Tag:Myron Lewis
Posted on: January 19, 2011 8:52 am

Morris: Ronde Barber will be back next year

R. Barber could return for his 15th season (US Presswire). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Though he hasn’t made any official announcement, his coach seems pretty adamant that Buccaneers CB Ronde Barber will return for another season.

At least, that’s the impression Tampa Bay coach Raheem Morris gave Tuesday.

"Yes, he's coming back and I'm fired up about it," Morris told the Tampa Tribune. "I've got a lot of confidence in him. It's just a matter of him and (general manager) Mark Dominik getting together and coming to an agreement.''

Replied Barber, whose contract is up in March, in a text message to the paper: "That's just my good buddy, Rah, being my good buddy, Rah. You know for a fact that he wants me back. I haven't said no, that's for sure.''

If this is it for Barber, he can retire knowing he’s had a standout 14-year career. He’s played his entire career with the Buccaneers, and he’s the only NFL player in history with at least 40 sacks and 25 interceptions.

Obviously, he’s not quite as sprightly at the age of 35 as he was at 25, but Barber still plays well enough to handle a starting CB role for Tampa Bay (though he’ll have to fight to keep that spot with E.J. Biggers and Myron Lewis continuing to improve).

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Posted on: November 28, 2010 9:03 pm
Edited on: November 29, 2010 3:53 am

Report: Aqib Talib, official exchange obscenities

Posted by Will Brinson

Following Tampa's poor performance against another "elite" opponent (this time the Baltimore Ravens), Buccaneers safety Aqib Talib and an official apparently got into a little bit of a tiff.

Nothing physical happened that we know of yet, but there were plenty of not-so-pleasant words exchanged, according to Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times.

Apparently, Talib indicated to this official that he wasn't thrilled with a pass interference call on rookie Myron Lewis.

This official then supposedly told Talib that "You played like a p----."

Talib's response, according to Stroud, was to tell the official that "I'll [hit] you in your b----a-- mouth."

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told CBSSports.com that the NFL is "aware" of the incident and is "looking into it."

So, um, wow. Let's assume this is true (Talib and the Bucs haven't commented to the press yet) -- there's a very strong chance that both the official in question and Talib will face serious disciplinary action. The league doesn't play games when it comes to violent interactions, whether verbal or physical, between players and officials, and it's unlikely that if the league finds that anything happened, this will go unnoticed.

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