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Ronde Barber

39-Year-Old Safety – Free Agent

2013 Defensive Stats

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

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Re-signed by the Bucs in March of 2012.

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Ronde Barber NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2007 32 16 - 57 - 1 - 2 2 - 2 - - - -
2008 33 16 - 73 - 2 - 4 1 - 1 - - - -
2009 34 16 - 77 - 2 - 0 0 - 1 - - - -
2010 35 TB 16 81 65 16 1 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 36 TB 16 79 67 12 1 9 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2012 37 TB 16 92 71 21 1 13 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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Defensive Snaps in 2013

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Special Teams Snaps in 2013

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Year Def ST
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2012 1075 103

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Ronde Barber 2013 Game Log
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Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD

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Ronde Barber: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Barber finished the 2012 season with 91 tackles (70 solo), 13 passes defensed, four interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), one sack and one forced fumble.

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Barber recorded nine total tackles in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.

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Barber had eight tackles, one interception, one pass defended, and one tackle-for-loss in the Bucs' 24-23 loss to the Falcons Sunday.

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Barber had six tackles (four solo), one interception, and one pass defended in the Bucs' 35-28 loss to the Saints on Sunday.

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Barber had a 78-yard interception return for a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 38-10 victory over the Chiefs Sunday.

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Barber had five tackles (three solo), two tackles for loss, two passes defensed, one sack, and one interception in the Bucs' 16-10 victory over the Panthers on Sunday.

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The Buccaneers could move Barber back to corner if Eric Wright is suspended for an extended period, the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Barber will move to safety for the 2012 season, Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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The Bucs have confirmed that Barber is coming back for a 16th season in 2012, according to the Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud.

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Barber is still considering returning for a 16th season in 2012, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Ronde Barber.

2012

Barber is 37, might not be a fit at cornerback for Tampa Bay as the team potentially abandons its cover-2 scheme and might not earn a starting role at safety. And yet, he's been at it for so long that it seems unwise to say he's done until he leaves the field altogether. He averaged 78 tackles (67 solo), 1.5 sacks and 2.5 interceptions per year from 2008 to 2011, and even in a non-starting role he may be able to somehow maintain IDP relevance, though likely only as a backup.

2011

The wheels seemingly have to fall off any second now, but the 36-year-old Barber just won’t go away. Every year conventional wisdom sticks a fork in him, and every year he comes back and starts 16 games. With three straight seasons of at least 75 tackles, including 82 (66 solo) in 2010, it seems like Barber still has enough to keep the show going a bit longer. In Tampa’s Cover-2 scheme, he’ll remain in position to post IDP-worthy stops while making the occasional big play in coverage.

2010

Barber's amazing career is on the downside now, and 2010 may be his last season. Barber did manage 77 tackles, six passes defensed, 2.0 sacks, and two forced fumbles in 2009 but did not have any interceptions. Expect similar numbers at best in 2010.

2009

The “Tampa 2” system asks cornerbacks to play closer to the line in run support while safeties play further back to defend against the long pass. That makes Cover 2 cornerbacks far more valuable in IDP leagues – and if you look up “Cover 2 cornerback” in the football dictionary, you’ll find a picture of Ronde Barber. Barber is 34 – which is about 96 in cornerback years – but he continues to produce highly respectable numbers 73 tackles, four interceptions and two sacks in 2008, and at least one touchdown in five of the last six seasons. In IDP leagues that require a cornerback, Barber is an ideal selection.

2008

Barber's IDP value took a hit in 2007, but he will still be in the starting lineup for a talented Bucs' defense and should have no problem putting up fantasy worthy numbers.

2007

Barber's statistics are amazing enough. He has played nine consecutive years without missing a game and over that span has never dipped below 71 total tackles or at least two interceptions per season. His total tackles the last four seasons have been 97, 98, 99 and 98. Last year was the first year in nine seasons without a sack. With so many tackles to spread over a season, he has very few empty games, recording three games with double-digit tackles last year. Amazing, but here's the kicker: these are linebackers stats, not to mention safety-caliber numbers, but Barber is a cornerback, the least likely of the three positions to be so productive. In Tampa Bay's cover 2 scheme, the aggressive, hard-hitting Barber can release receivers to the safeties and play run support. He's not blazingly fast but is extremely fluid and consistent. When given an opportunity, he makes the play and is one of the game’s best blitzing cornerbacks. Don’t count on him taking two picks to the house again this year, but it’s worth noting that he’s scored eight touchdowns in his 10-year career.

2006

It’s hard enough for cornerbacks to be statistically productive, especially good ones, given the lack of tackle opportunities typical for the position and the fickle nature of interceptions they often need to be fantasy worthy. That Barber has been a good play, if not top 5 among defensive backs, for eight consecutive years while playing such an athletically demanding position is phenomenal. The key is playing in a Cover 2 defense. Corners are only responsible for short and intermediate-length routes before giving up vertical routes to safeties, so that Barber never having great speed or burst wasn’t a problem. Losing speed with age also hasn’t effected his production. Rather, he makes his wage on aggressive, physical play and excellent anticipation. Cover 2 corners are responsible for outside runs and short routes in their zone from non-wideouts so they get more tackle chances than corners in other systems. With the instincts to read plays, Barber was made for this. He’s logged 83 solo tackles two years in a row thanks to being in position to support the run in addition to his coverage duties. Barring his rookie year, in which he played only one game, Barber has always made at least one sack, with a career-high 5.5 in 2000. He’s also never failed to make two picks or more, topping out at an impressive 10 in 2001. This is the perfect marriage between system, player and fantasy owner.

2005

With the safety net of Tampa Bay’s Cover 2 defense, Barber is able to let his natural aggressiveness take over on rushes, jump balls and run-support. A fantastic open-field tackler, he’s normally in the upper 60s and low 70s in solos each year. Three times in his eight seasons, he’s had more sacks than picks, while last year he had three of each. Not blessed with superior speed or size, he simply has excellent technical skills, timing and know-how. He’s played 16 games in every year since his rookie season and has snagged at least two picks in each of those full seasons. Expect at least 10 passes defended.

2004

He'll be a regular at corner for the Bucs, which means he'll always be a threat to pick off passes.

2003

After a 10-interception season in 2001, Barber came back down to earth in that department, picking off a modest two in 2002. Still, he had 62 solo tackles, three sacks and 20 passes defensed. With opposing QBs feeling the heat from Simeon Rice and Warren Sapp, Barber should have the opportunity to make more plays this season. Barber had his knee scoped last February, but is expected to be 100 percent for training camp.