Banks Gets “Overleveraged”July 31st, 2013
Joe keeps an eye on Greg Schiano during practice quite often, and it’s always interesting to see Schiano’s reaction to a play when the first-team offense is against the first-team defense.
Who can/does/should Schiano root for?
Late in practice today during a two-minute drill, Josh Freeman completed a pass in the left corner to Kevin Ogletree at about the 10 yard line. Ogletree was 1-on-1 with rookie Johnthan Banks covering. Ogletree turned to Banks and gave him a nothing juke and cut past him inside for a touchdown.
Schiano was not sporting a happy face.
After practice, Schiano said “we overleveraged the route or the tackle, and Ogletree ducked inside.”
Perhaps that’s one of the “bad habits” of Banks that Schiano referenced yesterday.
Now’s the time for Banks to be a rookie. He’s got to learn through the preseason. The home-opener against Drew Brees is not the time.