Mark Barron didn't like Buccaneers' defense

Traded to the St. Louis Rams on Tuesday in exchange for two draft picks, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety and first-round draft pick Mark Barron acknowledged that he didn't like coach Lovie Smith's scheme.

“Yeah, it is passive,” Barron said. “That’s kind of the only thing I didn’t like about it a lot of times. I had to sit back and I couldn’t really be as aggressive as I wanted to in that system. So yeah, I would most definitely say that.”

Now, Barron is trying to fit into the Rams' scheme.

“We’ll find a way to fit him into our system at some point," Rams coach Jeff Fisher said. "I don’t know whether that’s a week or six weeks or next year. But we need depth at the position and we’re banged up a little bit. Obviously he was surprised and shocked but excited about a new start. He’s got a lot of catching up to do. I think he’s going to be, in time, a very good player for us.”

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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