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Steve Smith Tutoring Ramses Barden

There was an interesting article by Pat Traina at trainathought.insidefootball.com about how Steve Smith is trying to teach Ramses Barden some of the intricacies of the the N.F.L. game.

Here’s the article.

Like Clint Sintim, Ramses Barden is saying all of the right things.

I’ve seen quotes this off-season (based on quotes I’ve seen, but not had the full quotes) that maybe Barden wasn’t working as hard as he should have been at the special teams duties last year as he could have.

But like I’ve said he’s saying all the right things this off season.

Here is one quote I’m particularly fond of from Barden:

This is a year-round league; there is no off-season,” Barden said. “Even when I’m home, I’m watching tape, I’m studying my playbook, and I’m trying to get better”

Good. If he’s really willing to put in that time during the off-season maybe this year he’ll make a big leap like Mario Manningham did last year, except less in yardage and more in Special teams and in the end-zone.

Here’s another interesting article by CBS’ Pete Prisco that says that Brandon Jacobs is his most Overated prospect in the league! (I’ll get more into that later this week)

*edit by prospect i meant player.

Thoughts?


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3 Responses to “Steve Smith Tutoring Ramses Barden”

  1. Steve B. says:

    I never bought those reasons why Barden didnt produce last year, he did what I thought he would, pretty much nothing. He was a project draft pick.

    And if you think about it, the Giants have had really poor success with rookie WR’s, Hakeem Nicks being the lone exception to that.

    Steve Smith really didnt do anything is rookie year, he broke his shoulder, but he did come back strong, and was a difference maker in the playoffs that year.

    Mario Mannigham had 4 catches his rookie year.

    Barden needs to learn the plays, running routes, the checks, getting off press coverage, etc…

    I am glad he is learning from Steve Smith, he is the most experience WR we have.

    I think Barden and Beckum will both be producing this up coming year.

  2. Jason C. says:

    That CBS guy also said that Willie Colon is the most underrated player on the Steelers, he’s a wreck, he commits penalties on virtually every play, is out of position constantly, and puts out more trips than a barrel full of Flozells. And the most underrated player in the league (to Jacobs being the most overrated), is a safety from the Raiders, how’d this guy become a sports writer??

  3. Amy says:

    That CBS guy also said that Willie Colon is the most underrated player on the Steelers, he’s a wreck, he commits penalties on virtually every play, is out of position constantly, and puts out more trips than a barrel full of Flozells. And the most underrated player in the league (to Jacobs being the most overrated), is a safety from the Raiders, how’d this guy become a sports writer??

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