Rapoport: Week 13 game rankings
What's the best game on the Week 13 slate? The worst? Ian Rapoport provides a pecking order in his Rap Sheet Rankings. More ...
The Bucs' rush defense is ranked first overall, giving up just 81.5 yards per game. However, the secondary has been a sieve all season, ranked dead last in pass defense, giving up 315.5 yards per game.
"I'm sure I could step back in there," Barber said Wednesday, via the Tampa Tribune. "I've paid attention to what they're doing over there."
"Black has played a lot of football for us now -- 11 games -- so (using Barber in the slot) is a viable option if we want to rotate," Schiano said. "We do have some flexibility there."
The Bucs' offense has been dynamic enough to push them into playoff contention, but the secondary will need to improve its play if Tampa is to earn the final Wild Card spot in the NFC.