Barber Credits The “Ball-Disruption Circuit”October 31st, 2012
Sure, Greg Schiano has missed some details this season, but there’s no question that he and the Bucs are dialed in successfully on a majority of details and fundamentals.
No. 1 on that list is ball security and forcing turnovers, explained Ronde Barber on the Buccaneers Radio Network last night on WDAE-AM 620. Barber talked about how he “raked” at the ball when Mark Barron had Adrian Peterson wrapped up Thursday, forcing a key fumble and impacting Bucs’ win against the Vikings.
“We practice it every single day. It’s part of our ball-disruption circuit that we do every single day,” Barber said. “[Turnovers are] the No. 1, and we’re reminded of this daily. And it’s I think why we’re taking such good care of the football.”
With a +7 on the turnover ratio scale, the Bucs are among the best in the NFL. No running back has coughed up a fumble, let alone turned it over.
Some scoffed at the relentless Pop Warner-like ball security drills the Bucs went through all offseason and, per Barber, continue to perform daily.
All Joe knows is that they are working extremely well. Score one for the New Schiano Order.