“Things have to play themselves out like they did last year,” Barber said via Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times. “We’ll have a meeting of the minds like we did last year and if I fit in, we’ll go from there. . . . It means, I don’t know. I don’t know is the best I can tell you. It could be either [outcome].”
Deciding whether to retain Barber could be a tough choice for new coach Greg Schiano. It sounds like Barber is open to returning and he sets a great example for the team. Still, Barber’s level of play fell off quite a bit in 2011.
He’s not a starting-caliber player right now and would possibly have to slide into a reserve role to stick around.