Bobby Rainey, RB/returner, 28: Rainey’s role as a third RB has greatly diminished with Doug Martin and Charles Sims healthy all season from 148 touches in 2013 to 127 last season to . Eight in 2015, for a modest 34 yards. He’s been the Bucs’ primary returner on punts and kickoffs.
Buck Farmer (3 1) pitched six strong innings of relief and held the Cavaliers in check as Georgia Tech made its comeback. He entered after starting pitcher Brandon Cumpton failed to retire any of the five batters he faced. Cumpton first 11 pitches were balls, and he walked four of the five batters.
Sixteen years ago, on a hot September Sunday at old Tampa Stadium, Ronde Barber debuted at cornerback for the Tampa Bay Bucs.Their opponent that day was the Arizona Cardinals, a perfectly dreadful club, whose quarterback, Jake Plummer, took aim at the third round pick from Virginia, much like any red bird in flight might do with a car windshield.He didn’t play a lot in the game, mostly on passing downs, but when he did, Barber struggled, so much so that a Buc assistant coach told me the next day the rookie had been “miserable.”Ah, the power of microfilm.It would be his only action of the regular season. Barber did dress and play nickel back in the Bucs’ playoff loss to the Packers, but what little he accomplished that 1997 campaign in no way prepared anyone for what was to come.The leadership, focus and professionalism. The interceptions (47), sacks (28), passes defensed (166), durability, longevity, accountability, the five Pro Bowls, the one Super Bowl.And, the Hall of Fame?Now that his final game has been played, his final press conference attended, a 17 year career lauded and saluted, it’s the only question remaining.Is Ronde Barber worthy of the Hall?In five years, Ira Kaufman of The Tampa Tribune will, quite literally, have something to say about it.”Buc fans have a tendency to look at their guys with a jaundiced eye a little bit,” he said.
He talked about the surveillance video of the latest victim, Nicole Guillory, who was photographed as part of his undercover investigation into the activities of associates of the victims. The family released the video hoping it would lead to someone remembering seeing her. As well he told CNN that he believes some will talk to private investigators him who are not willing to speak to law enforcement.
Well now that Tress is feeling a little bit better he can laugh again. He didnt cheat, his players were allowed the same benefits apparently that every school offers in every sport. We forget these players dont get paid the millions to live their dream.