Mark Barron Worried About Ryan, Not Jones

November 24th, 2012

Bucs safety Mark Barron is much more concerned about facing Matty Ice than he is about facing his old Alabama college teammate, Julio Jones.

When the Bucs host the Dixie Chicks Sunday, an interesting element underneath the surface will be how two high first-round draft picks reunite on the field.

Dixie Chicks wide receiver Julio Jones and Bucs safety Mark Barron were teammates on Alabama’s first national title team under coach Nick Saban.

Joe asked Barron about potentially meeting up in the heat of battle with Jones, and Barron’s reaction was almost as if he forgot Jones played for the Dixie Chicks.

“It’s just another game,” Barron said after laughing when Joe brought up Jones. “I’m telling you, it will be fun, but it’s just another game. It’s not like I want to fight him. Just another game. I have to go out there and do my job.”

Rather, Barron was concerned with Matty Ice when Joe brought the Dixie Chicks’ quarterback up for discussion.

“Matt Ryan is a very disciplined quarterback. Whoever coached him when he was young did a great job,” Barron said. “He does what a quarterback is supposed to do when they get certain coverages. He is a disciplined guy and does what he is supposed to do with different coverages.”

4 Responses to “Mark Barron Worried About Ryan, Not Jones”

  1. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    We need Barron to step up and have a huge game this week.

  2. George Says:

    Can we please stop calling that dude “Matty Ice”?

  3. holymoly Says:

    George – couldn’t agree more , regular season he is good but he hasn’t won diddly in the postseason . Nothing !

  4. Gaba Says:

    Matt Ryan won’t here me call him that other name I already forgot?