Bucs CB Ronde Barber On New Staff: 'This Is The First One That’s Really Completely Different.'

July 28, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Ronde Barber (20) during training camp at One Buc Place. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Tampa's veteran says that the franchise's slate is totally clean with Greg Schiano's arrival.

Tampa Bay's veteran corner Ronde Barber could be considered the Buccaneer roster's living historian, having been in the league (and with the Bucs) for 17 years. That's the Dungy, Gruden and Morris eras, and now the Greg Schiano reign. Barber talked to WDAE in Tampa about the changes with the latest staff and the sideshow's that's been Aqib Talib. Courtesy of Sports Radio Interviews, here's Barber's evaluation of Schiano and the change around the franchise thus far:

"I think I treaded very cautiously to begin with. I’ve been through four head coaches but this was the first one where it was actually really a change for me. … This is the first one that’s really completely different. There’s virtually no connection to the old Bucs, and that’s both good and bad. I imagine one of the reasons I’m still around is because I have some of that history and I can at the very least show what it was to be great back in those days. … But this has been a change, and change is change, man. Coach Schiano says it all the time, that you have to embrace change. Obviously what we were doing before wasn’t working — we haven’t been to the playoffs in a number of years. So we gotta get un-used to what we were doing and find new methods and that’s what we’ve been doing this offseason and this training camp."

Barber also talked about the constant rumors of his retirement after so long in the league, as well as his opinion on the Bucs' recent failings to make the playoffs in recent seasons. Check out the entire interview here.

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