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Tiki Barber wants to make a return to the NFL, but he may have trouble finding a team.

 

So far we know that the Giants have said they’ll cut Barber loose to go elsewhere, and that while Barber is interested in going to Pittsburgh, the Steelers don’t share Barber’s interest.

 

Now the Tampa Tribune says Barber definitely won’t join his brother Ronde with the Buccaneers. That’s no surprise, as the Bucs’ interest had appeared lukewarm at best.

 

So where will Barber end up? We’re not sure, but if 29 more teams say they’re not interested, Barber may have to join Jim Fassel in the UFL.

 

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/03/21/tiki-barber-can-cross-the-bucs-off-his-list/

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you are referencing a twitter account from someone named Ed Brouchette

 

I had read the Steelers had great interest in Tiki......they cannot officially comment since hes under contract tot the Giants

 

I will enjoy spoon feeding crow to you all next season as Tiki racks up 100-200 yd rushing games in the NFL

 

Do you like crow......how do you like it served........no matter you will get it served cold LOL <_<

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you are referencing a twitter account from someone named Ed Brouchette

 

I had read the Steelers had great interest in Tiki......they cannot officially comment since hes under contract tot the Giants

 

I will enjoy spoon feeding crow to you all next season as Tiki racks up 100-200 yd rushing games in the NFL

 

Do you like crow......how do you like it served........no matter you will get it served cold LOL <_<

 

no, im just posting an article, and besides ed bouchette is a reliable steelers writer.

 

why dont you link to something?

 

 

 

ive linked to something saying they dont have interest in him, so if you're gonna say they do then prove it.

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you linked to some fools twitter account

 

ed brouchette????? what are you an expert on Pittsburg newspapers

 

give me a fnnn break

 

Ed Bouchette has worked for the Post-Gazette since 1983 and has covered the Steelers as his main beat since 1985. Before that, he worked for the Tribune-Review, the McKeesport Daily News, the Indiana Gazette, the York Dispatch and the Doylestown Daily Intelligencer. A 1973 graduate of IUP, he has won a number of local and national awards. He is one of 40 on the board of selectors for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and also has a vote for the Baseball Hall of Fame. He has covered virtually every kind of sport during his 34 years in the business except for poker, chess and cricket.

 

http://aforathlete.wikia.com/wiki/Ed_Bouchette

 

So a guy who picks for the NFL and Baseball hall of fame and has covered sports for 34 years is a "fool"?

 

Or should we ask Antrel Rolle what he thinks about Barbers return?

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you linked to some fools twitter account

 

ed brouchette????? what are you an expert on Pittsburg newspapers

 

give me a fnnn break

 

 

 

 

ok jack, ill ignore your blatant ignorance here and just ask you again to link to anything, anything saying the steelers are interested.

 

 

or am i supposed to believe that jack stroud knows more about the steelers moves than someone who has covered them for 34 years?

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I'm not convinced Ed had the inside track on the Steelers plans

 

so shoot me

 

If you followed the Knicks saga every reporter had a different opinion....most were wrong

 

I wish Tiki well. I find it hard to believe no NFL team will give one of the best RBs in NFL history a shot......perhaps you do. If anyone speaks out against Coughlin he is villified it appears........Strahan did it and the same thing happened to him until he kissed Coughlins ass

 

Even kerry Collins got another shot or two for goodness sakes.........Mr End Zone INT

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When the CBA gets settled, then you'll see who wants him. I still don't know who would since history and time are working against him.

 

again where is the history part......can anyone cite a player of Tikis age, condition, and achievement coming back at 35 after 4 yrs out and failing......I just dont know who you're talking about?????

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again where is the history part......can anyone cite a player of Tikis age, condition, and achievement coming back at 35 after 4 yrs out and failing......I just dont know who you're talking about?????

 

Can you cite someone who did?

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I'm not convinced Ed had the inside track on the Steelers plans

 

so shoot me

 

If you followed the Knicks saga every reporter had a different opinion....most were wrong

 

I wish Tiki well. I find it hard to believe no NFL team will give one of the best RBs in NFL history a shot......perhaps you do. If anyone speaks out against Coughlin he is villified it appears........Strahan did it and the same thing happened to him until he kissed Coughlins ass

 

Even kerry Collins got another shot or two for goodness sakes.........Mr End Zone INT

 

 

ok so then just post one source saying the steelers are interested in tiki.

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you linked to some fools twitter account

 

ed brouchette????? what are you an expert on Pittsburg newspapers

 

give me a fnnn break

 

While I'm not an "expert on Pittsburgh newspapers", my in-laws live in Pittsburgh and I've been going out there regularly for 25 years... and believe me, when I'm at the in-laws, reading becomes very important to me! Bouchette is the main Steeler writer I've been reading for all those years. He is very solid.

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Can you cite someone who did?

 

No .........only Mike Vick

 

I think we are in uncharted territory here which is what makes this so intriquing........come on guys this is an interesting story

 

I dont think anyone would argue Tiki was in decline when he retired, he was at the top of his game.......previously amongst star players only Jim Brown ever left the NFL at the height of his career of his own will (not in handcuffs)........the sport is just too much fun, and too lucrative

 

This is a great story, will be fun to follow, and amidst a dreary landscape (especially for the perennial underachieving Giants fans) the return of Tiki and Plaxico both most likely to other teams and an outside chance both to Pittsburg a repeating Super Bowl team.......Plaxico will be a better fit at Pittsburg under Mike Tomlin than under "the Chin"

 

I also would not put Philadelphia past picking up both guys............say what you will but Andy Reid wants to win and does not care about public opinion.

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you are referencing a twitter account from someone named Ed Brouchette

 

I had read the Steelers had great interest in Tiki......they cannot officially comment since hes under contract tot the Giants

 

I will enjoy spoon feeding crow to you all next season as Tiki racks up 100-200 yd rushing games in the NFL

 

Do you like crow......how do you like it served........no matter you will get it served cold LOL <_<

 

 

again please link to just one source indicating this.

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No .........only Mike Vick

 

I think we are in uncharted territory here which is what makes this so intriquing........come on guys this is an interesting story

 

I dont think anyone would argue Tiki was in decline when he retired, he was at the top of his game.......previously amongst star players only Jim Brown ever left the NFL at the height of his career of his own will (not in handcuffs)........the sport is just too much fun, and too lucrative

 

This is a great story, will be fun to follow, and amidst a dreary landscape (especially for the perennial underachieving Giants fans) the return of Tiki and Plaxico both most likely to other teams and an outside chance both to Pittsburg a repeating Super Bowl team.......Plaxico will be a better fit at Pittsburg under Mike Tomlin than under "the Chin"

 

I also would not put Philadelphia past picking up both guys............say what you will but Andy Reid wants to win and does not care about public opinion.

 

he cares about talent, jack. How many 36 year old RB's do you see in the league. All I can think of is Fred Taylor, who probably won't be in the league next year. Usually at 30, they're considered done. Tiki only quit a year prior to probably going to 3rd down specialist position.

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i dont remember it that way......Tiki was still cruising along with 1500 yd years

 

he has had 4 yrs to rest his wounds, and take no punishment............also his workout routine is off the charts

 

we'll see...............what are you so worried about, its interesting to watch the Tiki and Plaxico returns play out....I for one will enjoy the spectacle........with or without Tiki the Giants are not going anywhere for at least 4-5 years

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i dont remember it that way......Tiki was still cruising along with 1500 yd years

 

he has had 4 yrs to rest his wounds, and take no punishment............also his workout routine is off the charts

 

 

 

so was ladanian tomlinson, until he wasn't. jack you and i have had 25 years to rest our wounds. we should be all prolaugh.gif

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so was ladanian tomlinson, until he wasn't. jack you and i have had 25 years to rest our wounds. we should be all prolaugh.gif

 

Did you like Tomlinson? I was never a big Tomlinson fan.....I saw him as a guy who needed a huge hole or he needed to catch a screen to be effective.......he seemed a little small, weak, and skinny .........but very shifty and fast in his prime

 

Tiki was/is a pure ground it out runner........very hard to bring down with an arm tackle

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Did you like Tomlinson? I was never a big Tomlinson fan.....I saw him as a guy who needed a huge hole or he needed to catch a screen to be effective.......he seemed a little small, weak, and skinny .........but very shifty and fast in his prime

 

Tiki was/is a pure ground it out runner........very hard to bring down with an arm tackle

 

He's just an example. There are thousands of others. Read this:

 

Aging running backs come with plenty of risk for fantasy owners

  • michael_fabiano_HS_09.jpg
  • By Michael Fabiano NFL.com
  • Fantasy Editor
  • Published: July 6, 2009 at 09:58 a.m.
  • Updated: Aug. 27, 2009 at 11:29 a.m.
  • Liked: 19 | Comments: 131

l_tomlinson_081109_WIDE.jpgJeff Gross / Getty ImagesChargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson is more of a fantasy risk this season at age 30.

 

Running backs take more physical punishment than any other offensive skill position, so it's no shock that some tend to break down once they close in on the age of 30.

 

Throughout the history of the NFL, even the best backs have seen their numbers fall closer to their 30th birthdays. Eric Dickerson, Marshall Faulk, Eddie George, Franco Harris and O.J. Simpson are just a few of the names that found pro football more difficult at an extended age, and their numbers showed that to be true.

 

With that in mind, owners should proceed with caution with these 10 runners, who have had excessive carries or will be 28 or older in 2009.

 

 

TeamPlayerAnalysisbroncos_logo.jpg<br clear="all">Denver Broncosc_buckhalter_head.jpg<br clear="all">[/url]Buckhalter, who will turn 31 this October, is in the mix for the top spot on the Broncos depth chart. While is our projected favorite to start, Buckhalter will be drafted in some fantasy leagues if he beats out in training camp. The veteran has had multiple surgical knee procedures and will be a member of a backfield committee at best, though, so his impact will be very limited.

 

TeamPlayerAnalysischiefs_logo.jpg<br clear="all">JOH399484.jpg<br clear="all">A former fantasy superstar, Johnson hasn't been the same player since he ran the ball 416 times in 2006. He's missed 12 games over the last two seasons, and the fact that he'll turn 30 in November is a red flag. Sure, he could have a 1,000-yard season in the offense of coach Todd Haley, but don't expect a consistent level of production. He should be seen as no more than a No. 2 fantasy back in 2009 drafts.

 

TeamPlayerAnalysisjets_logo.jpg<br clear="all">JON755755.jpg<br clear="all">

Jones, who will turn 31 before the start of the season, rushed for 1,312 yards and scored an impressive 15 total touchdowns in 2008. Despite those heroics, the veteran's value is still falling in fantasy circles. Aside from his age, Jones will see more stacked fronts and is destined to lose carries to and . As a result, he should be considered a No. 2 fantasy runner at best.

 

TeamPlayerAnalysisbrowns_logo.jpg<br clear="all">LEW373095.jpg<br clear="all">

Lewis saw statistical decreases across the board last season and is coming off ankle surgery, so he's become a major risk. Also factor in his age (30) and the impressive numbers of rookie James Davis in the preseason, and Lewis is suddenly no longer a lock to be a true featured back. In fact, a committee situation wth Davis and could arise. Consider Lewis as a reserve at best.

 

TeamPlayerAnalysisravens_logo.jpg<br clear="all">MCG001995.jpg<br clear="all">McGahee turns just 28 in October, but extended carries and multiple knee surgeries make him physically older than is age. He broke down last season due to various injuries and required an offseason operation to clean out his injured ankle. Based on the fact that he averaged close to 300 carries from 2004-2007, not to mention an imminent backfield committee, and McGahee's value has fallen.

 

TeamPlayerAnalysissteelers_logo.jpg<br clear="all">PAR468944.jpg<br clear="all">Age and the wear and tear of a featured role could be catching up with Fast Willie, who turns 29 in November. He's missed six games over the last two seasons due to injuries, and the presence of both and will make some owners pass on him in drafts. Parker is still atop the Steelers depth chart and will be a No. 2 fantasy runner, but he's a risk-reward selection.

 

TeamPlayerAnalysisredskins_logo.jpg<br clear="all">POR792942.jpg<br clear="all">Portis is the second-youngest back on our list -- he turns 28 in September -- but he's still weathered. The veteran has carried the ball at least 325 times in four of the last five seasons, and the end of his 2008 campaign was littered with various ailments. No one can question his talent and statistical impact, but Portis is at risk to break down despite his first-round status in fantasy football drafts.

 

TeamPlayerAnalysispatriots_logo.jpg<br clear="all">f_taylor_head.jpg<br clear="all">Taylor, the oldest member of our list of running backs at 33, will compete with and for the top spot on the Patriots depth chart. However, he won't see a featured role even if he wins the battle in training camp, so don't expect him to make a Corey Dillon-type impact. In fact, this elder statesman should be seen as no more than a late-round fantasy reserve across the board.

 

TeamPlayerAnalysischargers_logo.jpg<br clear="all">TOM683150.jpg<br clear="all">

Tomlinson, a long-time fantasy stud, will be 30 at the start of the 2009 season. Age and the punishment of being a featured back for eight seasons wore on him in 2008, as he saw a decrease in his overall numbers. History dictates that L.T. will struggle to rebound and become an elite back once again, so it's hard to consider him as more than a high-end No. 2 fantasy back in most standard leagues.

 

TeamPlayerAnalysiseagles_logo.jpg<br clear="all">WES537220.jpg<br clear="all">One of the most versatile runners in the league, Westbrook has established himself as an elite fantasy player. However, the fact that he'll be 30 at the start of this season -- not to mention his offseason ankle surgery -- makes him a risk-reward option in all 2009 drafts. Fantasy leaguers who do take Westbrook also need to target rookie , who will be a very popular fantasy handcuff.

 

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He's just an example. There are thousands of others. Read this:

 

Aging running backs come with plenty of risk for fantasy owners

  • michael_fabiano_HS_09.jpg
  • By Michael Fabiano NFL.com
  • Fantasy Editor
  • Published: July 6, 2009 at 09:58 a.m.
  • Updated: Aug. 27, 2009 at 11:29 a.m.
  • Liked: 19 | Comments: 131

l_tomlinson_081109_WIDE.jpgJeff Gross / Getty ImagesChargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson is more of a fantasy risk this season at age 30.

 

were not on the same page here.........none of these guys took a 4 year rest stop...........stop trying to prove an impossible point.....time will tell, if we have an NFL season at all that is

 

Running backs take more physical punishment than any other offensive skill position, so it's no shock that some tend to break down once they close in on the age of 30.

 

Throughout the history of the NFL, even the best backs have seen their numbers fall closer to their 30th birthdays. Eric Dickerson, Marshall Faulk, Eddie George, Franco Harris and O.J. Simpson are just a few of the names that found pro football more difficult at an extended age, and their numbers showed that to be true.

 

With that in mind, owners should proceed with caution with these 10 runners, who have had excessive carries or will be 28 or older in 2009.

 

 

TeamPlayerAnalysisbroncos_logo.jpg<br clear="all">Denver Broncosc_buckhalter_head.jpg<br clear="all">[/url]Buckhalter, who will turn 31 this October, is in the mix for the top spot on the Broncos depth chart. While is our projected favorite to start, Buckhalter will be drafted in some fantasy leagues if he beats out in training camp. The veteran has had multiple surgical knee procedures and will be a member of a backfield committee at best, though, so his impact will be very limited.

 

TeamPlayerAnalysischiefs_logo.jpg<br clear="all">JOH399484.jpg<br clear="all">A former fantasy superstar, Johnson hasn't been the same player since he ran the ball 416 times in 2006. He's missed 12 games over the last two seasons, and the fact that he'll turn 30 in November is a red flag. Sure, he could have a 1,000-yard season in the offense of coach Todd Haley, but don't expect a consistent level of production. He should be seen as no more than a No. 2 fantasy back in 2009 drafts.

 

TeamPlayerAnalysisjets_logo.jpg<br clear="all">JON755755.jpg<br clear="all">

Jones, who will turn 31 before the start of the season, rushed for 1,312 yards and scored an impressive 15 total touchdowns in 2008. Despite those heroics, the veteran's value is still falling in fantasy circles. Aside from his age, Jones will see more stacked fronts and is destined to lose carries to and . As a result, he should be considered a No. 2 fantasy runner at best.

 

TeamPlayerAnalysisbrowns_logo.jpg<br clear="all">LEW373095.jpg<br clear="all">

Lewis saw statistical decreases across the board last season and is coming off ankle surgery, so he's become a major risk. Also factor in his age (30) and the impressive numbers of rookie James Davis in the preseason, and Lewis is suddenly no longer a lock to be a true featured back. In fact, a committee situation wth Davis and could arise. Consider Lewis as a reserve at best.

 

TeamPlayerAnalysisravens_logo.jpg<br clear="all">MCG001995.jpg<br clear="all">McGahee turns just 28 in October, but extended carries and multiple knee surgeries make him physically older than is age. He broke down last season due to various injuries and required an offseason operation to clean out his injured ankle. Based on the fact that he averaged close to 300 carries from 2004-2007, not to mention an imminent backfield committee, and McGahee's value has fallen.

 

TeamPlayerAnalysissteelers_logo.jpg<br clear="all">PAR468944.jpg<br clear="all">Age and the wear and tear of a featured role could be catching up with Fast Willie, who turns 29 in November. He's missed six games over the last two seasons due to injuries, and the presence of both and will make some owners pass on him in drafts. Parker is still atop the Steelers depth chart and will be a No. 2 fantasy runner, but he's a risk-reward selection.

 

TeamPlayerAnalysisredskins_logo.jpg<br clear="all">POR792942.jpg<br clear="all">Portis is the second-youngest back on our list -- he turns 28 in September -- but he's still weathered. The veteran has carried the ball at least 325 times in four of the last five seasons, and the end of his 2008 campaign was littered with various ailments. No one can question his talent and statistical impact, but Portis is at risk to break down despite his first-round status in fantasy football drafts.

 

TeamPlayerAnalysispatriots_logo.jpg<br clear="all">f_taylor_head.jpg<br clear="all">Taylor, the oldest member of our list of running backs at 33, will compete with and for the top spot on the Patriots depth chart. However, he won't see a featured role even if he wins the battle in training camp, so don't expect him to make a Corey Dillon-type impact. In fact, this elder statesman should be seen as no more than a late-round fantasy reserve across the board.

 

TeamPlayerAnalysischargers_logo.jpg<br clear="all">TOM683150.jpg<br clear="all">

Tomlinson, a long-time fantasy stud, will be 30 at the start of the 2009 season. Age and the punishment of being a featured back for eight seasons wore on him in 2008, as he saw a decrease in his overall numbers. History dictates that L.T. will struggle to rebound and become an elite back once again, so it's hard to consider him as more than a high-end No. 2 fantasy back in most standard leagues.

 

TeamPlayerAnalysiseagles_logo.jpg<br clear="all">WES537220.jpg<br clear="all">One of the most versatile runners in the league, Westbrook has established himself as an elite fantasy player. However, the fact that he'll be 30 at the start of this season -- not to mention his offseason ankle surgery -- makes him a risk-reward option in all 2009 drafts. Fantasy leaguers who do take Westbrook also need to target rookie , who will be a very popular fantasy handcuff.

 

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so was ladanian tomlinson, until he wasn't. jack you and i have had 25 years to rest our wounds. we should be all prolaugh.gif

 

I'd give anything to have Tiki's body and a chance to run the ball in the NFL...........Go Tiki GO!!!!

 

maybe next lifetime for us

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No .........only Mike Vick

 

I think we are in uncharted territory here which is what makes this so intriquing........come on guys this is an interesting story

 

I dont think anyone would argue Tiki was in decline when he retired, he was at the top of his game.......previously amongst star players only Jim Brown ever left the NFL at the height of his career of his own will (not in handcuffs)........the sport is just too much fun, and too lucrative

 

This is a great story, will be fun to follow, and amidst a dreary landscape (especially for the perennial underachieving Giants fans) the return of Tiki and Plaxico both most likely to other teams and an outside chance both to Pittsburg a repeating Super Bowl team.......Plaxico will be a better fit at Pittsburg under Mike Tomlin than under "the Chin"

 

I also would not put Philadelphia past picking up both guys............say what you will but Andy Reid wants to win and does not care about public opinion.

 

Barry Sanders, too.

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