Leonard Johnson And Mark Barron Are “Better”September 14th, 2013
Darrelle Revis is a massive upgrade from anything the Bucs had at cornerback last season. (Ain’t that an understatement.)
Dashon Goldon also is a significant upgrade to Ronde Barber at safety.
And, per Greg Schiano, Mark Barron and Leonard Johnson are “better” players in 2013, so Schiano said this week.
“They’re better, yeah, considerably,” Schiano said of the secondary. “They got some great leadership and examples back there, too. So I think there’s a little kind of chemistry back there with that crew.”
That’s great to hear, and one would hope that “better” secondary is on display against the Saints on Sunday. It has to be, otherwise the Bucs will be 0-2.
In the Bucs-Saints game in Tampa last season, Eric Wright led the way with seven tackles and two passes defensed. But in New Orleans, the Bucs got creamed with only Anthony Gaitor as the only cornerback to register a pass defensed on the stat sheet.
Now if Schiano would just pass on the damn three-man rush against Drew Brees, then the Bucs could give Brees some fits.