Bucs Former CB Barber Snubbed For Hall Of Fame Again

Former Bucs cornerback Ronde Barber will spend one other yr with out a gold jacket. The Buccaneer nice was not chosen to affix the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame class of 2022.

Barber’s nomination got here after an unbelievable 16-year profession in Tampa Bay. He performed in all 16 video games each season excluding 1997, his rookie yr. In that point, Barber racked up 47 interceptions, 28 sacks and 15 compelled fumbles. He’s the one participant in NFL historical past to accrue greater than 25 sacks and greater than 40 interceptions in a profession. His 14 defensive touchdowns offers Barber the fourth-most non-offensive touchdowns in NFL historical past. He trails solely Devin Hester, Deion Sanders and Ron Woodson. Sanders and Woodson are already in possession of the elusive gold jacket.

Former teammate and 2020 HOF inductee John Lynch made his case for Barber throughout his enshrinement final August.

“I feel this man’s time is coming,” Lynch mentioned. “However Ronde Barber was a teammate of mine in Tampa. And also you take a look at his numbers, you take a look at all the things. I performed with the man, and I noticed it firsthand. He’s as mentally powerful of a participant as I’ve ever been round. The numbers converse for (themselves). I feel he, together with Charles (Woodson), outlined taking part in that nickel slot place. He might blitz and he might cowl, was at all times across the ball. He scored touchdowns. He’s a Corridor of Fame participant. He belongs.”

Barber was a five-time Professional Bowl choice and three-time All Professional. A Ring of Honor member, Barber hopes to affix fellow Bucs Derrick Brooks, Warren Sapp and John Lynch within the Corridor of Fame from the Bucs 2002 Tremendous Bowl championship group. However it gained’t occur in 2022, which is able to go away Barber and Bucs followers questioning if it should ever occur in any respect.

Right here’s the official 2022 Corridor of Fame class:


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