Bucs Ridding Banks Of “Bad Habits”July 30th, 2013
It’s easy to get caught up in the hype of Bucs’ second-round pick Johnthan Banks. He looks good in practice (a perception aided by the fact Darrelle Revis isn’t on the field), and Bucs fans know Banks is being counted on heavily.
But he’s still a rookie, and Greg Schiano sees that clearly. The leader of the New Schiano Order said on WDAE-AM 620 yesterday that Banks is not a finished product.
“Each day Johnthan Banks gets better and better. And things you can get away with in college playing in the secondary, you can’t get away with in this league. You know, the receivers are too good; the quarterbacks are too good. So we’re kind of doing away with some of those bad habits that he got away with in college, and we’re using his strengths. He’s a long guy, he’s got long limbs, really athletic,” Schiano said.
Yes, Joe’s just a tiny bit nervous about Banks, as Joe would be about any rookie. The Bucs drafted another SEC cornerback in 2010, a third-round pick with great length and skills in arguably the deepest draft in NFL history. That would be Nine Lives Myron Lewis. (You can catch the entire Schiano interview below)