Just like with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, John Lynch has beaten Ronde Barber to his new team by a few years. Barber, who was drafted by the Bucs in 1997, retired after this 2012 season, and is now officially headed to FOX SPORTS where he will probably work with FOX 1 which launches in August.
Lynch has been a Fox analyst for a couple of years now, and much like he beat Ronde to the Bucs by being drafted in 1993, he will likely have some words of advice for his former and now current teamate.
The list of former Bucs players and coaches who are in the media is quite staggaring. While Steve Young is a former Buc, he's best known as a 49er. Lynch, Trent Dilfer, Tony Dungy, Herm Edwards and Shawn King all played for other teams before taking on the role of media in their lives. Warren Sapp and Keyshawn Johnson also played on other teams squads (Oakland and Carolina) after the Bucs, but Barber becomes the first media member to never have worn another team's uniform. Jon Gruden also made it straight to the media after his Bucs days as Super Bowl winning head coach.
Ronde finished his Bucs career having appeared in more games, 241, and more starts, 232, than anyone it team history. His 215 consecutive starts was the NFL longest active streak until he retired. He is also tops with 47 interceptions, and 8 returned for touchdowns. Something he can hang on Lynch…who never returned a pick for a TD in his long NFL career.