Mark Barron: You Haven’t Seen The Real Me

August 15th, 2012

Many Bucs fans who have come out to training camp have seen Bucs first round pick Mark Barron practice.

But that is not the real Mark Barron, so Mark Barron says.

One reason Barron was drafted was that he lays the wood to opponents. He hasn’t done much of that yet, Barron said, because the Bucs don’t want him hurting others.

“In practice, we are limited because we have to keep each other healthy,” Barron said. “You can’t really strip because you don’t want to hurt anyone’s shoulder. So yeah, most of the time, a safety won’t stand out unless a day in practice when a safety has a lot of interceptions.”

Barron noted that his real self will be displayed in games, and Bucs fans are still waiting. Barron was hobbled by a bum toe last weekend and was a game time scratch at Miami to open the preseason slate.

Provided Barron’s toe is healthy, he will play Friday against the Titans, and show NFL fans how punishing he can be.

27 Responses to “Mark Barron: You Haven’t Seen The Real Me”

  1. SteveK Says:

    “Unleash the fury, Mitch.”

  2. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Who here does not want to see Mark Barron strip? (and yes…I raised my hand)

  3. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    To seriously address the article…Baron needs to shut up and prove his worth on the field. If he’s great it will show. Talking about being great without proving it is nothing more than words.

  4. McBuc Says:

    Ptet, he never said he was great, he said we have not seen his real game as of yet. He states the reasons why as well.

  5. Joe Says:


    Ptet, he never said he was great, he said we have not seen his real game as of yet. He states the reasons why as well.

    Thanks for reading. 🙂

  6. McBuc Says:

    Joe, it’s all about comprehension…

  7. Bobby Says:

    Next Pete will complain about him tweeting……

  8. Drew Says:

    The Red Baron was one bad arse dude during WWI. Can’t wait to see this Red Barron turn those he lays the wood on into a bunch of Snoopies.

    Red Barron!!!

  9. McBuc Says:

    Drew, watch out, I think Snoopy always won those dog fights.

  10. Stranger Says:

    He’s just making a point Dutch. People were saying he’s been having a quiet camp and he’s just giving the truth behind it.

  11. Colorado Buc Says:

    Hopefully he knocks little Chris Johnson out of his cleats, gets up and says
    “That’s why they call me Thumper!” I like Thumper better than Red Barron…just sayin

  12. Drew Says:

    @Colorado Buc

    Thumper was a little Rabbit with a huge EGO. Just kidding, Thumper has a nice ring to it.

  13. OAR Says:

    Some of these posters think its about compression!

  14. McBuc Says:

    OAR, LOL. funny as always.

  15. OAR Says:

    I personally hope it isn’t for that cute little rabbit, but for the M79 “thumper” grenade launcher! Now, that “thumper” would fit his style of play!

  16. Drew Says:

    Oar, I agree.

  17. SteveK Says:

    @ Bobby,

    LOL, right on!

    I think in Mark Barron’s world, Tweets= Smashing Hits.

  18. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I love this attitude by all these fans that players shouldn’t speak until they are in the hall of fame. Kind of hypocritical, since basically we all comment here, without any credentials, or often times idea, as to what we are talking about.

  19. GenocideD Says:

    I can’t wait to see this guy lay the hurt on some receivers! yAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAr!

  20. Miguel Grande Says:

    He’s probably just recovering from the 110×16 torture sprints. I hope this guy can play. The Fins cut them to pieces.

    It seems the Cowboys with Morris Claiborne and the Brownies with Trent Richardson are having buyer’s remorse.

    I thought Thumper was a porn star. If he’s the Red Barron, he can put little football stickers on the side of his helmet for every pick he makes or little Snoopy stickers. GMC can put Little Mermaid sticker on his helmet if he ever get’s a sack, but it’ll probably have to be pretty darn big if anyone is going to see it from the stands.

  21. SteveK Says:

    Baron is a baller.

    He is going to light some divas up.

  22. SteveK Says:

    Hawaiian Buc,

    You right.

    I am just anxious to see GMC light somebody up.

  23. st augustine Says:

    Joe, do you know if they will special make a protection shoe for Barron (to protect his toe)? If he uses a steel tip (like construction people suppose to wear) please inform him he can use that as a tax write off. All joking aside, this would seem like a good idea. If you may please relay this intel to rockstar and tell him Tom in St Augustine told ya! Thanks!

  24. Bucnjim Says:

    Cowboys are calling Claiborne soft in so many words for not at least getting on the field and working through the pain. He would have never made it here in the new Buccaneer regime. This team is for real men and soft whiners can now move on. That physical test they had to perform wasn’t just about being in shape; it was testing their manhood. By the way Win-slow; this is what real solders have to do

  25. Bucnjim Says:


  26. Joe Says:

    st. augistine:

    Joe, do you know if they will special make a protection shoe for Barron

    No idea if Barron needs or is playing in a special shoe but pretty sure metal-toed shoes are illegal.

  27. Mike J Says:

    Miguel Grande, the Panthers seem quite pleased with Luke Kuechly; passing him over still nags at me….