Buccaneers running back Peyton Barber isn’t taking anything for granted.
Bucs running back Peyton Barber says he still feels like an underdog, still has 4-5 guys going after his job, and he isn’t planning to give it up. pic.twitter.com/gf48PEzdQ6
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) July 26, 2019
Barber has drawn the ire of some for his perceived lack of production. In reality that’s not fair. He is averaging 3.8 yards per carry while only averaging 8.4 carries per game is actually pretty solid. This should only improve as his carries per game do. This also shows a lack of commitment to the run by the previous coaching regime.
Barber does have some competition for the starting role, but I wouldn’t put too much stock in where he ends up on the depth chart. As the Buccaneers could very well run an offense under Bruce Arians being more of a 1-2 punch featuring Barber and Ronald Jones.