Lewis Can “Run, Jump, Hit”

November 7th, 2012

Greg Schiano spoke of Lequan Lewis’ elite athleticism

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.

30 Responses to “Lewis Can “Run, Jump, Hit””

  1. Have A Nice Day Says:

    Lewis is going to play so he gets my support.

  2. Orlandobucfan Says:

    No way he is worse than Myron Lewis I have seen grass tackle and cover more people.

  3. bob Says:

    sounds good there is also a guy cut buy dolphins and the chiefs cut a guy too.both better than myron

  4. Gus Says:

    We struggle against those speedy wideouts. Hopefully he pans out

  5. Celly Says:

    after watching us get beat repeatedly by fast receivers:

    Week 2: Cruz (other than Talib gettin whooped up and down the field by Nicks)
    Week 3: Austin
    Week 4: Garcon
    Week 7: Moore/Henderson
    Week 9: Moore (raiders)

    I say have him lock up with the oppositions fastest receiver and see how he does. Throw him into the fire against Meachum and give him a little safety help over the top. Anything to either keep Myron off the field and/or stop getting burned by these speedsters.

  6. Jbrooks8604 Says:

    I’m glad you wrote this up. I have been wondering about this guy and Danny Gorrer. Glad to see Schiano giving him a shot. Maybe Gorrer will follow.

  7. Deminion Says:

    Go bucs

  8. Andrew Says:

    Lewis can Run, Jump, Hit

    yeah but can he cover.

  9. CanadianBucsFan Says:

    Solid athlete, excited to see if he can contribute.

  10. Mike J Says:

    He will get some snaps, but this is likely more of an evaluation deal & a futures signing.

  11. Drew Says:

    Should be interesting to see how he fits the D scheme and as Andrew stated covers receivers. I really hope he works out, but he’s been on a few teams and hasn’t remained for long. So it does make you wonder why.

  12. Drew Says:

    The team is definitely hurting at corner back and the FA market pickings are slim at best.

  13. Tony Says:

    Didn’t he play for the Cowboys against us in week 3? Is this the Same LeQuan Lewis?

  14. Tony Says:

    If it’s the same guy, here’s the video of 1 pass defensed he made and Mike Williams beating him for one later. http://youtu.be/gOoVlprtmlo

  15. Sneedy16 Says:

    @Tony

    If that’s him he has better coverage skills than Mike Lewis. That was a perfect pass by freeman.

  16. marks Says:

    Anthony Gaitor = instincts

  17. CaliBucFan Says:

    For those calling for Stanford Routt:

    According to Jason La Canfora, Routt has been talking to Miami, Arizona and Detroit.

  18. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Whether he is good or not…I am secure in the knowledge that Dominick and Schiano will keep searching till they find someone that is. With the number of guys they go thru, it is only a matter of time before they strike gold.

    I sure do wish they would find son Oline though.

  19. Mike J Says:

    Thanks, Tony, well done.

  20. SteveK Says:

    I’ve got a good feeling about this guy.

    May the best “Lewis” @ CB remain on the roster after this week.

  21. fridgebob Says:

    Can he return our kicks as well?

  22. Drew Says:

    Checked Craigslist for Corner Backs and there were no listings.

  23. Have A Nice Day Says:

    Thanks for the link, Tony.

    Boy, he sure got beat by Williams off the bat on that second throw.

  24. lurker Says:

    can some of you guys help count votes over there in florida so we can finish the 2012 election?

    why is everything so slow there?

  25. Fritz50 Says:

    Doesen’t take a genius to figure that one out. Predominantly Republican government, election extreemly close. Why WOULD they be in a hurry to count their way into losing an election? And that’s not to say the Democrats would be any faster, cause we all know better.

  26. Pete Dutcher Says:

    You know, Joe, you actually CAN teach speed. My highschool coach did it all the time. Proper palcement of feet while running and proper weight distribution can increase speed by 25-33%.

    It worked because I went from being one of the slowest to being the second fastest as a result…second to a WR. According to my coach back then, he claimed many people just tried to run as fast as the could without seeking ways to improve their speed other than diet. He believed there were “fundamentals of running” that, if put into practice, would quickly result in higher speeds and stronger stamina.

    I had my doubts at the time…until it made me able to compete.

    I’m not sure how football gear would affect the weight distribution…but that WR seemed to do well.

  27. St Augustine Says:

    Interesting Pete, if you don’t mind I’d like to know some key pointers (I just started flag football Jax Beach). Thanks and Go Bucs!

  28. teacherman777 Says:

    We need some speed and quickness!

    Nice signing. This dude has hopefully just been dying for an opportunity to play.

    Good luck bro!

  29. flmike Says:

    Nice link Tony, in Lewis’ defense, no one would have been able to defend that sideline pass Williams pulled in, he’s becoming a master at that route.

  30. ALSTOTTSMART! Says:

    Can I start calling him Myron “Karl the Truth” Lewis?

    He has me similarly amazed that he can still hold on to a roster spot with little to no production.

    Hopefully the new Lewis will make him expendable.

 
 

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