Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Former Buc Ronde Barber: “It Became Apparent To Me This Off-Season That I Wasn’t Willing To Get Myself Ready To Play Again”
The Drive Wednesday 5-15-13 -Ronde Barber joins The Drive with Steve Smith in studio to talk about his 16 year career in Tampa Bay, if he thinks he belongs in the NFL Hall of Fame, his thoughts on Steve Smith as a wide receiver and we discuss his Superbowl run with the Bucs in 2002.
The 2013 NFL Draft will take place this week, so let’s take a look at which holes each team in the NFC South needs to fill to have a successful draft.
You have to hand it to the Panthers for figuring out who is to blame for their latest defeat. It wasn’t the offense for failing to get a first down late in the game and it surely wasn’t the fault of the defense that could not stop the Buccaneers not once but three straight times late in the game. That honor went to Justin Medlock, who had the unmitigated gall to miss a field goal with 2:42 left – in the FIRST half.
He had one of those Jekyll/Hyde afternoons against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, and it could have been a celebratory one had his Carolina Panthers held on to an 11-point lead with just six minutes to go. They didn’t, but instead of thinking about what might have been, Captain Munnerlyn wants to help his team “just put it all together” and get some wins.
They Panthers had their foot on the neck of the Buccaneers but somehow they let them slip out from under it.Carolina may be gasping for air at 2-8 but they may now be turning their attention to grabbing the best possible position in the 2013 NFL Draft after another crushing defeat.
Injuries should not play a major part in the final meeting of the year between the Buccaneers and Panthers this Sunday at Bank of American Stadium as only one player is listed as out. However, the Buccaneers have a concern at guard with starter Jamon Meredith hobbled with an ankle injury.
The Buccaneers come to town on a roll and want to head back to Tampa Bay with their first four-game win streak since 2008 even though they have dropped three of their last four at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers, on the other hand, simply need a victory if they hope to make some lemonade out of what has been a lemon of a season.
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Ron Rivera has drawn his share of criticism, but how much of it is really deserved? With a little luck, the Panthers could be 4-4 and few would be looking for an exit strategy for the head coach. Maybe the media should cut him some slack and give him a chance to succeed in Charlotte.
Cam Newton wants to add a suggestion box somewhere at Bank of America Stadium so the powers that be will listen to some of his ideas. The best spot might be next to his locker where his teammates can suggest he stop complaining before everyone begins to tune him out.