Deone Bucannon, Mark Barron ushering in new era of defense

Bruce Arians coolly lists them as “moneybackers.” Jeff Fisher, ever technical, defines them as an “undersized linebacker, oversized defensive back.” By “them,” I mean hybrid defenders. And by “hybrid defenders,” I mean the wave of the future. These guys possess the physicality to meet a running back in the hole, but also the athleticism to…

Gregg Williams compares Rams’ Barron to Sean Taylor

The Rams’ defense is loaded with superstar talent, but, like most good units, they have a stable of versatile role players, as well. Among them is Mark Barron. You might recall the name. He was drafted No. 7 overall by the Buccaneers in 2012, a product of Alabama that was supposed to be an impact…