Edward Snow: Ronde Barber, the defensive back of Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has decided to retire after spending 16 seasons with his team. Barber is the last connection with many great and renowned Tampa Bay legends there on defense such as Warren Sapp, John Lynch and Derrick Brooks.
Barber made a start in 215 successive starts, and then joined for ‘sixth-most of all-time and the most at his position’ and finally the 240 games he played in succession were tied for seventh all-time. Coming to the closure of his career, he finishes it with, 28 sacks, 1,234 combined tackles, 12 fumble recoveries, 16 forced fumbles, eight INT TDs, 47 interceptions, 14 non-offensive touchdowns (fourth most of all-time)and four fumble recovery TDs.
Barber is not nominated for Hall of Fame – it is the general opinion. In addition, Barber has never been a perfect cornerback in the leagues, but his prolonged existence and production has put him in a near-elite company.