Safety Is A Breeze For BarberJune 11th, 2012
Many Bucs fans might be concerned about Ronde Barber’s move to safety.
But laid back Bucs secondary coach Ron Cooper wants everyone to know it’s no big challenge for the Bucs icon. Cooper said today at One Buc Palace that Barber’s experience and professionalism make it a truly seamless transition.
“[Barber] understands. There’s only a few different coverages. People think it’s a lot and it’s difficult, but you know you can only run so many different coverages, ” Cooper said. “And, you know, after being in the league 15 seasons going on 16, he’s been playing DB all his life, there’s not many coverages to invent. But when I say ‘true professional,’ meaning being there and the way he carries himself, the way he takes notes, everything that he does is first class.”
“Being around Ronde has been a joy for me to watch a man work the way he’s worked.”
Among the intriguing position battles in preseason games, Joe’s really eager to see Barber play safety, especially on rushing downs. Joe suspects Bucs fans will see more of Barber in preseason than they have in a very long time.