Barron’s “Deluxe Hits” Influencing Entire DOctober 18th, 2012
During the TV broadcast of the Bucs-Chiefs game, CBS put up a stat that showed Kansas City had helmets ripped of its players’ heads six times during the game. The Bucs had none.
It may not be widely appreciated by the national media, but anyone following the Bucs can see that the New Schiano Order defense is absolutely laying the wood consistently.
Mason Foster is clobbering nearly everything in his path. And Mark Barron sets the tone, said Bucs defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan said today.
“If nothing else, he’s put a bunch of deluxe hits on film for people to look at, and I think that’s very contagious on our defense,” Sheridan said of Barron. “I think Quincy Black the other day had a bunch, you know, really physical hits. People can’t help but notice that when they watch the film of us as try to prepare for us. And we try to promote that, all clean hard-hitting football.”
Yes, that was Quincy Black referenced by Sheridan. It was Black and Foster who sandwiched a Chiefs receiver on a short route Sunday that led to Barron’s first-half interception.
There is no denying how physical the Bucs defense has been. Heck, they sent three New York Giants looking for medical help. If the pass rush can kick up a notch — critical Sunday against the Saints — the defense might get downright scary.