Does Kenjon Barner make the Buccaneers even better candidates as repeat Super Bowl champs?
It doesn’t seem like much, but the Buccaneers just took a step towards making themselves even more competitive in the Super Bowl race.
The signing of special teamer Kenjon Barner to your practice squad may not seem like much on its face, but the past few years tell a very different story.
Barner has surprisingly won three Super Bowl rings during his seven season in the NFL. This is not to say that Barner was a major contributor in all of these games, but the numbers speak for themselves.
Despite bouncing between teams and sometimes getting cut before the big game, Barner has a way of being in the right place at the right time to win a ring.
Perhaps this is just a coincidence, but the Bucs should be happy to do whatever it takes to make them greater favorites in the one way that matters.
In a much more realistic sense, Barner probably doesn’t move the needle much on the field, but the Bucs need the depth all the same.
The loss of Giovanni Bernard hurts in both the short and long term. Bernard is the second-best pass catcher in the running back room, and the Bucs will now likely have to rely on Ronald Jones and Ke’Shawn Vaughn even more than before.
If one more player goes down, the Buccaneers will be grateful to have someone else to rely on for special teams or offensive duties. The kick return game already hasn’t been great this season, so it makes sense to go back to someone that has already held the role before this year.
The Bucs may not see Barner on the field anytime soon, but having him on their practice squad is still a better move than it seems.
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