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    Would love it if we gave him a call and convinced him to come out of retirement. He'd be a solid veteran addition to our backfield, and although he's run out of steam the last couple years, we also wouldn't need much out of him. I'd imagine that with his carries significantly limited, he could still be a short-yardage force.
     
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    He was an integral part of Tebowmania. His unthinkable out-of-bounds run at the end of regulation and ensuing fumble in FG territory of OT were the first plays that came to my mind.
     
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    I never knew he was just a 4th rounder. I always assumed he was a first-day pick. Great value. You know, unlike that other Golden Gopher who went 21st overall.
     
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    barber played well last year as Matt's backup, i wonder what is up....

    if he comes cheap i would be all for bringing him in to replace law firm
     
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    I think Barber would have been a good fit here,Mix him in off and on with Woodhead and Ridley and he could have probably had a 500+ Yard season
     
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    Hopefully it's a Robert Smith or Demarco Farr deal where he made is money, saved it and wants a good quality of life after the game.
     
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    I imagine he's beat up. Could be a change of scenery helps, or he needs a year off, or he's done. These guys really take a beating.

    All you Ricky Williams mockers, compare total carries at Miami to this guy and barber is as tough as they come. You can only ride these guys like mules for so long. So Ricky needed a trip and a few doobies, he still had a great career.
     
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    Will always remember that run! Never gave up!

    Some would just take a 5 yard loss! Am I correct in think he actually ran about 40 yards?
     
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    ****kk picking him up what are you all nuts? runningbacks like him are lucky to last 7 seasons.
     
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    3.7 ypc or less for 3 of the last 4 seasons. Seems like a good time to walk away...
     
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    Used to be good, but he has nothing left, and that's been the case for a few seasons now. I dunno why anyone would want him here.
     
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    He played the game like it was supposed to be played. It may have taken a few years off his playing career, but he left it all on the field
     
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    Aside from the obvious physical toll, I imagine his mental lapse in the Bears' loss to the Broncos late in the season may have factored into his decision to retire as well. He took a ton of heat for it and couldn't even face the media after the game.
     
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    Same here. Hope he's finanicially set with what he was able to earn the past 7 years.

    Would be a wise move considering the physical toll some of these players absorb.
     
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    I forgot about that, but you're right. You'd think he'd want to play one more year to help everyone forget.
     
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    Did not expect this! I thought he was still a solid RB. :eek:
     
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