Schiano Says He Leans On BarberNovember 21st, 2012
It seems the leader of the New Schiano Order would be quick to hire Ronde Barber if No. 20 were to hang up his cleats.
In revealing commentary to the Falcons media today, via audio at AtlantaFalcons.com, Schiano said Barber is “a guy that I bounce things off almost constantly.”
“I can’t tell you how big a help Ronde has been to me as a first-time head coach in the National Football League,” Schiano said.
Schiano also painted Barber as someone who has adapted his leadership style to become more vocal.
“Ronde’s not a rah-rah guy; he’s a lead-by-example guy. And he’s actually stepped out more and spoken up some. And that’s been big,” Schiano said.
Between this take from Schiano and Dominik saying Barber is playing at a Pro Bowl level, Joe suspects the Bucs will be much more aggressive this offseason to pressure Barber to return in 2013, versus taking the more passive approach they used last offseason.