TAMPA - Since Hardy Nickerson re-lit it 20 years ago, the mantle of leadership within the Buccaneers locker room – that proverbial torch everyone talks about – has been left behind more often than it has been passed on. It was left for Warren Sapp, who held it after Nickerson left in 2000. It was left for Derrick Brooks, who held it after Sapp left 2004. And it was left for Ronde Barber when Brooks left in 2009.
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