Perhaps that premature crowning is related to Barrington's reference to the Green Bay unit as "my defense" this offseason.
Barrington entered the starting lineup down the stretch last season and proceeded to reel off double-digit tackles in three of the last four regular-season games, an emergence he has labeled a "semi-performance."
"You could see him grow every week," Capers said. "As a signal caller, he'd make his calls with confidence. Once he recognized something, he could go from point A to point B. He's got some quick twitch to him."