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Mewelde Moore’s return to Steelers could end Tiki talk

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Despite multiple, consistent reports from Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the Steelers aren’t interested in running back Tiki Barber, talk persists that the Steelers will take a run at the man who hasn’t played football in more than four-and-one-half years.

Given the news that Mewelde Moore has been re-signed by the Steelers, Tiki’s torch for the Steelers could finally be extinguished.

Of course, Barber has said he wants to come back as something more than a third-down option, which is Moore’s specialty.  Still, having Rashard Mendenhall and Mewelde Moore on the roster makes it less likely that the Steelers would have a spot for Tiki.

Six days into the free-agency period, there hasn’t been a single peep about Barber.  With so many other veteran running backs available and every camp now open, it could be that, barring a rash of running back injuries, the phone won’t be ringing.

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25 Responses to “Mewelde Moore’s return to Steelers could end Tiki talk”
  1. steel6times says: Jul 31, 2011 9:32 PM

    There is no way that bum Tiki joins the Nation. We are renowned soldiers that OWN the NFL. We have 6 rings. We win big games. Why would we want that loser Tiki on our team. Go join the Patsies. LOLOLOL

  2. xstaticonradio says: Jul 31, 2011 9:33 PM

    Did Tiki ever really have a chance, come on now

  3. bennyd720 says: Jul 31, 2011 9:36 PM

    There should have never been Tiki talk

  4. wtfru2 says: Jul 31, 2011 9:37 PM

    Hey Mike,

    I think you stayed up too late the other night. The Tiki Torch comment was quite funny, but not as cleverly written as you normally do.

  5. trbowman says: Jul 31, 2011 9:39 PM

    It’s going to take an injury for Tiki to get back.

    And with how running backs are, his odds are pretty good.

  6. Deb says: Jul 31, 2011 9:39 PM

    Yes! I’d much rather re-sign Mewelde than bring in Tiki. He’s young, knows our system, and isn’t a diva. Didn’t think we’d be able to keep him. The soft market for RBs has worked in our favor.

  7. seneca1ss says: Jul 31, 2011 9:43 PM

    you’re the only one talking about this guy (who is a former NBC Sports employee)

    i’m sure he’s thanking you for all the FREE P.R.

  8. 3octaveFart says: Jul 31, 2011 9:49 PM

    Who besides you guys were ever talking about Tiki Barber joining the Steelers anyway?

  9. laxer37 says: Jul 31, 2011 9:51 PM

    Steelers still need a ballboy Tiki.

  10. FinFan68 says: Jul 31, 2011 9:52 PM

    The only people talking about Tiki are Tiki and his agent

  11. nomoreseasontix says: Jul 31, 2011 10:04 PM

    Someone remind me why there’s any “Tiki talk” anywhere in the first place.

  12. diamonddayton23 says: Jul 31, 2011 10:40 PM

    I like our stable of backs. We can get the tough yards with Rehard, Redman, maybe even Clay, and we can catch the ball with Mewelde and maybe even Batch. I also LOVE that Wallace has set his sites on 2000 yards this year. Our offense….has dangerous potential.

  13. realitypolice says: Jul 31, 2011 11:03 PM

    I’ve never liked Tiki.

    But I have to admit that this whole thing is getting tough to watch.

    This guy’s life since he retired has been one train wreck after another.

    On second thought, he cheated on his pregnant wife and then left her.

    So it’s not like he doesn’t deserve it.

    Karma is a cold b****.

  14. domeunit says: Jul 31, 2011 11:12 PM

    Remember that thing called karma? Yeah…Tiki’s experiencing a little bit of that right now.

  15. riverhorsey says: Jul 31, 2011 11:25 PM

    Tiki might get on w the Bengals

  16. kilo0986 says: Jul 31, 2011 11:35 PM

    The only people talking about tiki to pit is the media outside of pit, the haven’t said a damn thing about tiki! I wish everyone would just squash this.noise…

    Go Steelers!

  17. botchedextrapoint says: Jul 31, 2011 11:54 PM

    steel6times says:
    Jul 31, 2011 9:32 PM
    There is no way that bum Tiki joins the Nation. We are renowned soldiers that OWN the NFL. We have 6 rings. We win big games. Why would we want that loser Tiki on our team. Go join the Patsies. LOLOLOL

    Win big games? Except for the last Superbowl that is.

  18. botchedextrapoint says: Jul 31, 2011 11:56 PM

    Tiki talk meets reality

  19. deebo92 says: Jul 31, 2011 11:58 PM

    Farve watch now Tiki talk? Good Lord

  20. edavidberg says: Aug 1, 2011 12:20 AM

    I can’t believe there is any Tiki talk at all. Bronco Nagurski has as much of a chance of playing in the NFL next year.

  21. steelcurtainn says: Aug 1, 2011 12:42 AM

    The Tiki Light is officially OUT. I’ll take MM anyday over him.

  22. merc13 says: Aug 1, 2011 1:14 AM

    Steelcity if this was baseball only two of those rings would be honored

  23. pftstory says: Aug 1, 2011 8:01 AM

    Nice to see this yahoo can’t find a team.

  24. grant444 says: Aug 1, 2011 11:13 AM

    Dear BotchedExtraPoint – I believe winning 2 out of 3 Super Bowls in the last 6 yrs is an adequate track record of winning big games.

  25. Deb says: Aug 1, 2011 4:53 PM

    merc13 …

    Let me guess … another juvenile and completely uniformed reference to steroid use by the 70s Steelers. Well, darlin’, it’s not baseball. It’s football and the use of steroids by football players was legal in the 1970s. They were in widespread use throughout the league from the late 1960s until they were banned in the late 1980s.

    A couple of Steelers on the offensive line during that period have admitted using them, but so have players from many other teams. But since anyone could use them, it was an even playing field; the Steelers did not cheat nor have an unfair advantage. In fact, steroids were banned in large part because of a campaign by former Browns/Broncos/Raiders player Lyle Alzado and his concerns for the health and safety of players. The league had to be pushed to implement the ban.

    But thanks for sharing your ignorance of the subject … and of football history. 🙄

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