Only good stuff seems to be coming out.
Barden understands he needs to show more consistency and approach every play with "that same effort and intensity and playmaking ability." That includes when he performs on special teams.
"As a competitive person, you want to be able to contribute and be able to play," Barden said of his rookie season. "You want to be able to compete and do all these things, but you realize to a certain extent all these things are out of your hands. You can only control what you can control, and what I can control is what I put on that practice field. If that wasn't enough last year to earn me time on the field, then I have to give it more this upcoming year, and right now I have to prove to the people evaluating me that we can't keep this guy off the field."
Reports like this are encouraging, hopefully it'll translate into the field.