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.
The Corridor of Fame fails to induct Ronde Barber but once more…smh
— JC Allen (@JCAllenNFL) February 11, 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.
Ronde Barber actually had 47 interceptions, 28 SACKS, 88 tackles-for-loss and scored FOURTEEN TOUCHDOWNS and is not within the Corridor of Fame but lol. Tremendous Bowl champ, 3x All-Professional, 5-time Professional Bowl, revolutionized a place. It is gotta occur this yr lol. https://t.co/EwX22P8KAL
— Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) December 31, 2021
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:
The Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame HOF Class of 2022:
• Richard Seymour
• Tony Boselli
• Bryant Younger
• Sam Mills
• Leroy Butler
• Dick Vermeil (coach)
• Cliff Department (senior)
• Artwork McNally (contributor)
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) February 11, 2022