Friday, April 30, 2010

Could Ronde Barber be a short-term solution for the Ravens?

Word out of Tampa is that the Glazer Family, owners of the Buccaneers, is feeling a cash flow squeeze and that they have possibly overextended themselves when they acquired England’s professional football club Manchester United.

Rumors are now flying that the Bucs are looking to trim their payroll and they may be targeting high priced veterans in the twilight of their respective careers. One such veteran could be Ronde Barber.

The highly decorated 35-year-old cornerback is a five time Pro Bowler, a three time first team All Pro and he is among the players on the NFL’s All Decade team for the 2000’s.

However for the first time since his rookie season, Barber failed to record an interception in 2009 and his coverage slipped noticeably.

If released the question is, “Does Barber have anything left in the tank?”

Should Ozzie Newsome conclude that he does, might Barber be a short-term solution to bridge the gap to the healthy returns of Lardarius Webb and Fabian Washington?

Could he muster up a little of that old flare while surrounded by better defensive teammates?


Clarence said...

Damn, Ronde was old when I was playing! The best he can do for the Ravens is make Derrick Mason look fast in practice.