Lewis Can “Run, Jump, Hit”November 7th, 2012
In the case of cornerback LeQuan Lewis, it seems the Bucs have taken a flier on a flier.
A little research on Lewis reveals he clocked a 4.29 40-yard-dash time during his college days, and put up sub 4.4 times before going undrafted out of Arizona State in 2011.
Lewis replaced veteran, Schiano-praised cornerback Brandon McDonald on the roster yesterday.
And today the leader of the New Schiano Order made it clear that Lewis, who sniffed a few game paychecks with the Cowboys last season, is all about potential.
“He’s got some skills that if he can peform with those skills within our scheme, he can be a good player,” Greg Schiano said of Lewis. “You don’t know until you do it. You know, so it’s going to be, there’s going to be a little bit of, you know we’ll give him some and see how he does, and if he does well you give him some more. But he can, you talk about being able to run, jump, hit — he can do that stuff as well as anybody. We just got to bring him along and teach him our scheme. Hopefully he’ll do it well in games.”
Joe sees the dump of McDonald and flier on Lewis as the Bucs recognizing that they had no cornerbacks with elite athletic ability. You can’t teach speed and leaping ability, and apparently it’s worth a shot to see if Lewis can
run with Julio Jones perform.
This will be an interesting experiment, likely/hopefully no more dangerous than a Myron Lewis sighting.