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Barber all over the field for Bucs

Bucs DB Ronde Barber covered so much ground that the Eagles wondered if he was in their huddle.

Updated: March 31, 2003, 11:19 AM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Sometimes, as Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Ronde Barber demonstrated here Sunday during a 27-10 victory in the NFC championship game, the numbers do lie.

Just a year after he snagged 10 interceptions to top the NFL in that category, Barber recorded only two thefts in 2002, and there were some loud whispers that the six-year veteran was hardly the same player in coverage. It mattered little that Barber enjoyed another outstanding all-around season, because the casual observers ...

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