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Schiano wants Mark Barron at rookie camp


Coaches are prohibited from saying anything about any player who chooses to miss any portion of voluntary offseason workouts.  Once the workouts become preseason and not offseason, it’s fair game to sound off.

And Bucs coach Greg Schiano has chosen to do so, regarding the ongoing absence of rookie safety Mark Barron from rookie camp.

“He is missing repetitions and a rookie, especially a rookie who we are counting on,” Schiano said Thursday, via  “I am hopeful he will be here soon.”

Schiano separately explained the importance of rookie camp.

“You get some individual attention where maybe a week from now they won’t get that individual attention,” Schiano said.  “We will make sure as an organization they to get repetitions [when the veterans arrive] because that is on the only way to get better.  [But] when there is more people here, there are less reps.”

Of course, that won’t apply to Barron, who will be getting extra attention as the Bucs try to justify their investment in the former Alabama defensive back.

Of course, Barron won’t get any reps until he signs.

It’s a dynamic that we all thought the new rookie wage scale would eliminate.  At the top of the draft, it definitely hasn’t.

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8 Responses to “Schiano wants Mark Barron at rookie camp”
  1. eaglesw00t says: Jul 19, 2012 2:23 PM

    I really wanted him to end up on the Eagles. He has the appearance of a fantastic Safety.

  2. 23tarheel23 says: Jul 19, 2012 2:27 PM

    I blame Andrew Luck!

    Once the #1 overall pick signs all the other chips will fall.

    We didn’t have this problem last year, because the #1 pick (Cam Newton) signed his deal right away.

  3. denverscott says: Jul 19, 2012 2:30 PM

    Dumb rookies. Just sign your rookie contract and show up. Skipping any training as a rookie is just plain foolish.

  4. profootballwalk says: Jul 19, 2012 2:59 PM

    So if you want him in camp, tell the money guys to give him what he wants. Why should he give in? It takes two to make a hold out.

  5. sportsmeccabi says: Jul 19, 2012 2:59 PM

    He will sign his deal after they play Carolina.
    After what Cam Newton did to him while he was at Alabama, it’s his best option.

  6. buchopeful says: Jul 19, 2012 4:27 PM

    Again? how about you let me know why you cowardly mod…

  7. thedownwardspiral says: Jul 19, 2012 4:27 PM

    It won’t matter. It’s the Bucs. They’re terrible and irrelevant.

  8. tsizzlehotpiss says: Jul 19, 2012 10:26 PM

    One play where Barron couldn’t extend his arm fully b/c of a torn pectoral muscle is all Cam Newton has on him. Wish the Bucs would hurry up and get a deal done with him. Probably tough for Barron to feel pressure from or threatened by Schiano, seeing as how Schiano’s teams at Rutgers never did much of anything.

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