Mark Barron Talks About His Debut

August 18th, 2012

Boy oh boy, was Mark Barron right.

Last week he told Joe, in so many words, that Bucs fans who have come out to training camp haven’t seen the true Mark Barron and wouldn’t until he played his first game.

In Joe’s mind, it was a helluva debut.

The Bucs drafted Barron to be a physical, lay-the-wood safety and Barron showed just that. Barron showed how he has lighting-quick speed. Once, when firing in a scrum to close a game and drop a ball carrier, Barron for a brief moment looked to Joe like John Lynch with closing speed, which brought a smile to Barron’s face.

“John Lynch with wheels, huh?” Barron laughed. “I came out and made a few plays, came out and got a feel for the game. I think it was good to get that in-game experience.”

Barron was held out of the preseason opener at Miami with a bum toe. So Friday was his first chance to play under the lights in an NFL uniform.

“No, I didn’t have butterflies, but I was a little anxious I guess,” Barron said. “I enjoyed it. I feel that getting that experience was good for me.”

Barron didn’t think there was any undo pressure put on him by Greg Schiano or Bucs management but he is well aware of the standards the team has for him.

“They are not putting pressure on me but of course there are certain things they expect of me,” Barron said. “So I have I have that in mind to do those things.”

Things like filling gaps, being physical and punishing opponents.

“I could have played a little faster in my opinion, but that all comes with experience and knowledge with what you are doing,” Barron said. “Once I get more game experience, I will be able to play faster.”

15 Responses to “Mark Barron Talks About His Debut”

  1. lurker Says:

    great pick!

  2. Jwayne Says:

    Barron is definitely a breath of fresh air in the secondary!!!! Ronny lott 2.0 hopefully lol

  3. Oahubuc Says:

    Loved what I saw from Barron. He definitely helps those nickel and dime packages to work. Looked excellent in coverage and aggressive and smart against the run.

  4. Luther Says:

    I’m with you Jwayne and Ronnie Lott is my all-time favorite defensive player.

  5. teacherman777 Says:

    When I saw the defensive starters on the screen…

    CB-Aqib Talib
    CB-Eric Wright
    FS-Ronde Barber
    SS-Ronde Barber

    I thought to myself- This is an allstar secondary. These guys could be great together!

  6. teacherman777 Says:

    *SS-Mark Barron

  7. rizo Says:

    Ronny Lott 2.0? How about Jonny Lynch 2.0 ya niners dorks!

  8. Bobby Says:

    Until Lynch bites his own finger off I’ll go with Lott…. ;>)

  9. the_buc_realist Says:

    i knew lurker was another team troll

  10. lurker Says:

    wtg bucrealist. i see you have it down and don’t need to these directions, but you can print them for future reference.

    step 1: open mouth
    step 2: insert foot
    *batteries not included.

    btw, you can increase the size of text or just get a pair of stronger magnification glasses. now that i know you are a senior, i sorta feel bad about pointing out your poor comprehension ealier and now. remember, ryan is not your friend!

  11. lurker Says:

    ps no offense to other seniors

  12. Big Marlon B Says:

    @ Bobby – ummmm Ronnie Lott never bit off his own finger. I suggest you find a reputable website and go try to re-educate yourself on that story

  13. Big Marlon B Says:

    how about i save u the time? the tip of his pinkie got crushed in a game, and he had it amputated after the 1985 season. it was professionally amputated, it wasn’t removed by team trainers in the middle of a game like many believe, he didn’t BITE it off. it was after the season ended, and he had time to recover to be ready for the next season. the guy was incredibly tough and this is a cool story, but let’s not go make him out to be superhuman.

  14. Jwayne Says:


    im no niners fan by no means. and yes lynch was a great safety. But ronnie lott was the Greastest safety of all time! so ur implying you would take lynch over lott?lol thats cute im sure you would take brad johnson over montana as well!

  15. bucsnbeer Says:

    undue pressure