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Tiki Barber says Ronde Barber wants to play in 2013

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At the end of the season, Ronde Barber said he needed some time to consider whether or not he wanted to return for a 17th NFL season.

According to his brother, he’s made up his mind. Tiki Barber was on 98.7 in Tampa and was asked by former Buccanner Booger McFarland to give his gut feeling about whether his brother has the desire to keep playing.

“You know, he does. And there’s been some rhetoric around his motivation. ‘He’s too beat up; he can’t do it anymore.’ But I’ve talked to him multiple times over the last month and a half and it’s been the same. He’s told me this is the best he’s felt after a season in many years,” Tiki Barber said, via JoeBucsFan.com.

If that’s the case, the question would shift to whether or not he’ll remain in Tampa. Tiki said that his brother was planning to meet with the team on Thursday to discuss plans, timing that makes sense given the impending start of free agency.

There’s been talk that the Buccaneers might want to move on because Mark Barron would be a better fit playing the role Ronde played (and played well) for Tampa last season. It’s hard to imagine seeing Ronde Barber in another jersey, but we could get an idea fairly soon whether it is even a possibility.

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11 Responses to “Tiki Barber says Ronde Barber wants to play in 2013”
  1. stubbyjones says: Mar 8, 2013 11:32 AM

    How much would it cost to have Tiki to pull the weeds out of lawn? Doesn’t he run something like that?

  2. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Mar 8, 2013 11:37 AM

    Tiki, go away. No one cares what you have to say. You are a egomaniac scumbag who cheated on a prego wife with an intern. Karma.

  3. whatnojets says: Mar 8, 2013 11:40 AM

    I’m flabbergasted!!

  4. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Mar 8, 2013 11:40 AM

    Why does Tiki have to try to take any spotlight his brother might get? Let him make any official announcement himself.

  5. In the Weeds says: Mar 8, 2013 11:42 AM

    Who’s Tiki?
    It’s easy to see who ended up with the Brains in this family.

  6. bucsfan5000 says: Mar 8, 2013 12:03 PM

    And will he be flabbergasted if Ronde retires?

  7. ccjcsr says: Mar 8, 2013 12:15 PM

    Having Tiki speak for you is crazy in it’s own right!

  8. deddmunnie says: Mar 8, 2013 12:36 PM

    Ronde Barber and London Fletcher are gonna battle till the end of their record. Two great players

  9. bigblue00 says: Mar 8, 2013 12:58 PM

    Shut up Tiki

  10. InFact says: Mar 8, 2013 1:01 PM

    Imagine the daily remorse of knowing you abandoned your pregnant wife carrying twins and doing so for a 24 year old with whom you could carry a conversation for 5 minutes before getting bored.

    Emotional intelligence is not a strong suit of some football players, evidently.

  11. blackngold4life says: Mar 8, 2013 3:11 PM

    LMMFAOO!!

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