Is Barber Already Penciled In At Starting Safety?May 9th, 2012
Bucs fans heard all about Ronde Barber getting a look at safety during pre-draft, voluntary minicamp.
It was largely put out there that Team Schiano was simply exploring options. Well, per rockstar general manager Mark Dominik, it seems the Bucs have reached some conclusions on the Bucs icon.
During a NFL.com podcast today, Dominik talked about the team’s depth at cornerback in the event Aqib Talib isn’t available. He referenced Barber’s flexibility and said, “if we need to make the move to pull Ronde back from safety and down to corner, we can do that in a heartbeat,” Dominik said.
That got Joe sitting up his recliner, and Joe hit the rewind button to confirm.
It sure sounds like Dominik and Team Schaino already have Barber penciled in as a starting safety. If so, it’ll be fun to watch Mark Barron and Barber build chemistry, and see the Bucs get creative moving Barber around and using Cody Grimm.
Joe is just a little concerned about Barber’s durability in a bigger run-stuffing role.