Here’s a rare sight: Anthony Barr finishing with zero tackles. That’s what happened when UCLA played Arizona last Saturday night, a career first for arguably the nation’s best defensive player.
“It’s a number of things, but it starts with me,” Barr said. “I put that on my shoulders. Should never go an entire 60 minutes, or however long we were out there on the field, without making a tackle.
“It starts with me. I’ve got to be better.”
UCLA’s defensive scheme, however, hasn’t helped Barr put up big numbers. In recent weeks, the All-American linebacker has often shifted down and pass-rushed as a defensive end.
Barr also talked about Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, what it’s like for a defense to see a package like UCLA’s “PAC” formation, and more.