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Ronde Barber plays some safety at Bucs workouts

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Ronde Barber let slip a little bit of knowledge about the Buccaneers’ interest in drafting LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne last week and the Bucs might have offered a hint about where Claiborne would fit on the defense during Tuesday’s workout.

Barber took reps at safety during the session, a place where the Bucs are awfully thin at present. If they wound up drafting Claiborne next week, they would be much deeper at corner with Eric Wright and Aqib Talib (assuming he’s available to play this season) joining Barber at the position. Moving Barber would allow the team to play more of their talented players at the same time while also protecting the step that Barber lost when locked up on a receiver last season.

Coach Greg Schiano wasn’t willing to say whether the Bucs saw this as a permanent move, but did suggest he’s looking for ways to get his talent on the field.

“That’s one of those (experiments),” Schiano said, via the Tampa Bay Times. “I think Ronde can certainly do it and did a good job (Tuesday). How do we get the best 11 on the field?”

If Claiborne ends up in Tampa, we’ll likely see more of these experiments as the Bucs make their way through the offseason.

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9 Responses to “Ronde Barber plays some safety at Bucs workouts”
  1. duanethomas says: Apr 18, 2012 8:48 AM

    What if Talib is a guest of the state of Texas Penal system next year? Don’t assume he is going to be there for all of next year.

  2. talkintrashallday says: Apr 18, 2012 8:55 AM

    VIOLATION! NFL teams are only supposed to do strength and conditioning workouts….there’s not supposed to be any organized offense or defense practice and/or reps. Goodell…you know what to do!

  3. txxxchief says: Apr 18, 2012 8:56 AM

    Tiki is flabbergasted!

  4. freemanmvp says: Apr 18, 2012 9:03 AM

    talkintrashallday : We have a new coach so we get to start 2 weeks earlier with extra reps like any team who has a new coach…..Duh!

  5. gotampabay52 says: Apr 18, 2012 9:29 AM

    Barber cn blitz more he is one of the best cb to blitz Here we go 10-6 this year

  6. nyyjetsknicks says: Apr 18, 2012 9:59 AM

    Talib Kweli > Aqib Talib

  7. porterhouse12 says: Apr 18, 2012 10:51 AM

    They just had Barber out in the middle because his eyes are good and he can spot Blount fumbling from 30 yds away…something he could not do with his back to the backfield trying to catch the receiver that just ran by him

  8. 6ball says: Apr 18, 2012 11:05 AM

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    If the Bucs opt to use their pick on a CB instead of trading down, please call 911. I’ll be in cardiac arrest.

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  9. granadafan says: Apr 18, 2012 12:06 PM

    Da Bucz shure like smart CBs who are good in skool!

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