Mark Barron Credits Teammates With Pick-Six

August 25th, 2012

Bucs rookie safety Mark Barron made his first splash play in the NFL (hopefully, many more to come) when he grabbed a tipped Tom Brady pass and returned it for six points.

To hear Barron speak after the game to Joe about his play, it was a combination of his teammates playing sound fundamental defense, and Barron being a bit fortunate.

“I think it was just a thing where everyone did their job,” Barron said. “I want to thank Ronde. If he didn’t make that tip, I don’t think I would have made that play.

“Everybody did their job. Everyody was in their zones, doing their jobs and breaking on the ball. That is exactly what [Barber] did and he got a hand on it.”

It hasn’t been lost on viewers of training camp practices that Barron has shadowed Barber constantly. That’s because Barron is trying to squeeze every tiny bit of information from Barber as he can.

“For me, [Barber is] a guy who has been in the league for 16 years,” Barron said. “It’s a privilege [to play with him]. He knows how to play the game. He has a feel for pretty much everything. Instincts, he has them. There’s a lot that he knows and a lot of knowledge that he has.”

While Barron joked that he will be able to tell his grandkids some day that his first NFL interception came off the great Tom Brady, he was still distraught about one aspect of the play.

“The only thing I messed up on was that I didn’t keep the ball!”

5 Responses to “Mark Barron Credits Teammates With Pick-Six”

  1. Rrsrq Says:

    Keep the first regular season intercepted ball from Cam Newtown.

  2. st. louis Bucs fan Says:

    the more i hear from Barron he sounds more like a 3 or 4 year pro not a rookie. i hope thats the attitude and mentality of the whole team as well. i know theres a lot of hater on Dom but this pick is looking pretty good. hope he can keep it up for a full 16 game season. BUC IT IM OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    If this guy stays healthy he will be visiting me in Hawaii annually, except for the years he’s got a more important game to play.

  4. aj Says:

    Yeah, he looks like the real deal. He has natural instincts and breaks on the ball.

    In run support, it sure is nice seeing both safeties barreling at the runner and not afraid to stick their head in there.

  5. Miguel Grande Says:

    I’m surprised a veteran like Ronde didn’t grab the ball for him. I guess they thought preseason doesn’t really count.

    I have to agree again with Hawaiian, he’s a freaking genius, with a hard to spell name.

    Ill be able to see the game tomorrow at 10am, God that sucks.