“Happy… Not Satisfied”

August 28th, 2013

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Barring something terribly unforeseen, it sure appears that Bucs rookie cornerback Johnthan Banks will play in the season opener at the New Jersey Swamplands and may even start.

The Mississippi State product has looked every bit the player that Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik wanted, if not expected, when he drafted Banks in the second round this spring.

Banks has even made splash plays, like the one-handed tip of a would-be touchdown pass last week in Miami.

But just because Banks has unofficially made the 53-man roster and could start in 11 days doesn’t mean Banks is content, so he said today after practice.

“You know I’m happy, but I’m not satisfied,” Banks said. “There’s always room for improvement. I’m going to keep working and keep pushing and keep listening to the leaders on this team, and do what I can for this team to help them when a championship.”

Banks went on to say while he is looking forward to playing in the season-opener against the Jets, he hasn’t thought much about because he is locked in for the Redskins game Thursday, no knowing how much or if he might play.

That’s the kind of attitude Joe likes and appreciates. Everything Joe has seen points toward Banks being a productive member of the Pewter Pirates.

9 Responses to ““Happy… Not Satisfied””

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Banks looks to be a “Buccaneer Man”….I can’t imagine how it would feel for him to start in his first NFL game in NY/NJ….opposited Darrelle Revis.
    Hope he takes a couple of immodium….

  2. loung Says:

    we lost the number 25 .. and we got back the number 27 …. youth pirate CB that coach GREG SCHIANO wan

  3. RBellBuc Says:

    I guess with the injuries to Gaitor and Gorrer, the rest of the DB’s who were on the bubble will probably make the team now. Unless Dominik finds some help as teams drop players, the ones who have been in Bucs camp from the beginning have got a better shot now. I don’t know if that’s such a good thing or not as far as depth goes.

  4. Mike J Says:

    RBellBuc , I was thinking the same thing;what if Carr or Melvin, after a slow start, turns out to be a productive player? Stranger things have happened.

  5. uhhhhhhhhh Says:

    “…help them when a championship.” Really?

  6. bucfever40 Says:

    Great observation Joe’ I agree totally!

  7. MadMax Says:

    Play the markers on 3rd downs Banks! You’re doing great so far….just watch those markers on 3rds….dont play too far off, 3rds arent the time to worry about getting burned over the top for a big gain.

    They’re going to pick on you….make them regret it!

  8. MadMax Says:

    @uhhhhhhhh, cut them some slack man, they’re gathering info and pushing it out fast, brain farts can occur….part of the biz.

  9. scubog Says:

    As usual, our people will read an enlightening article but focus on the typo.