Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Should the Giants Bring Tiki Barber back?
As many of you already know, former Giants great Tiki Barber is considering coming out of retirement. He currently ranks 1st in franchise history with most career rushing yards and only trails Amani Toomer in receiving yards. With that, he's been a cancer in the locker room since 2005. In the beginning of 2006, he announced his retirement and he did not act like part of the team that season. Sure he finished with an impressive 1662 rushing yards, but constantly bashed the coach and still will not shut up about how Tom Coughlin supposedly does not know how to coach even right before inducted into the Giants Ring of Honor.
So why on earth would the Giants bring him back now that Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw combined for over 2,000 yards last season? It's simple. If Barber can act like one of the guys, and teaches Bradshaw to hold onto the football, he can be a true asset. After all, Barber struggled with fumbles the majority of his career, fumbling 35 times over a 4-year span before Tom Coughlin (yes the same Coughlin that Barber has fun bashing) saved his career by changing how Barber throws the football, and only fumbled the ball 9 times in his last 3 seasons. If Barber can help Bradshaw out, then I'll welcome him to the team.
Would I be worried about Barber dividing up the locker room? Yeah, a little bit. Then again, all Coughlin or anyone else has to say is "I've got a ring, where's yours?" and he won't have anything to say. I bet he still loses sleep at night thinking about that the Giants won the Superbowl the year after he retired.