Banks “Overleveraged” AgainOctober 14th, 2013
Joe watched Johnthan Banks get juked and schooled by Riley Cooper in the open field yesterday (video here) and Joe knew he had seen that before. It took Joe’s beer-soaked brain a while to figure it out, but finally Joe remembered.
It was in training camp. Kevin Ogletree caught a relatively harmless short pass in front of Banks and easily beat him 1-on-1 inside and off to the end zone. Greg Schiano was visibly annoyed and he talked about how Banks “overleveraged the route or the tackle” and got beaten.
Well, yesterday it was the same kind of pass to Cooper, who too easily turned and squared up to Banks and faked him out wide for a 40+ yard gain. It was a pivotal play with the Bucs trailing by one point in the fourth quarter.
Joe suspects this is simply a weakness of Banks rather than a case of him not learning from his training camp experience.
Schiano talked about the Bucs’ subpar tackling yesterday during his news conference. This Banks miss has to be Exhibit A.