Another Depth Gamble At CornerbackMay 9th, 2013
The retirement of Ronde Barber re-highlights the Bucs’ depth issues at cornerback.
Right now, the Bucs’ top three corners include a guy rehabilitating from major knee surgery, a rookie mid-second-round pick, and an unreliable veteran coming off an injury-plagued season. Behind them are inexperienced members of last year’s dreadful cornerbacks crew.
Fans can spin these facts however they want, but the reality doesn’t change. The Bucs are gambling that the question marks over their top-3 will be answered favorably — and quickly — and that the health gods smile upon them all season.
Barber would have provided top-flight depth, and Joe would not have wagered a nickel against Barber beating out Eric Wright during training camp.
Joe’s unsure why the Bucs are rolling the dice on cornerbacks depth (throw in linebacker and defensive end, too). But it’s still only May. Talent will hit the market in late August and in early September.