Couple of things about Barden: 1. His alleged athleticism was grossly overstated. He really isn't that good of an athlete. He is a long-strider without a burst. Not particularly strong. Doesn't have hops. Isn't able to change direction quickly. Can't beat a jam. I mean other than that he's Lebron James In Giants history I think his correlative player is probably Odessa Turner. . 2. I don't think this guy burns to be a professional football player. He has an almost cavalier attitude about his performance level.We all read about how smart he is. How his Dad made him play at a lower level of collegiate competition because his studies mattered more than sports. Playing the piano at a concert level. All of that. And, of course, his Dad was correct in the overview. But this is about the Giants. He hasn't panned out. I hear from time to time that he's a Miles Austin type and that Jones and the Cowboys waited a long time for him. But I just don't see it. He, along with Beatty, committed what I consider to be the 2 most egregious blunders in 12. Beatty's hold against the Skins. Barden's ridiculousy easy-to-call OPI against Asomugha in Philadelphia. In my mind the division and another shot at the Super Bowl were lost by those 2 plays. Yes, the Giants were very lucky in wins, Bryant's hand-before-elbow in Big D being the most obvious example. But that OPI still frosts me. Also throw in Jimmy Cordles's 2 KRO penaties against the Redskins. Things we'll never forget. Glad this guy is gone.