Johnthan Banks Battling Rookie LifeAugust 30th, 2013
The cornerback likely to be tested over and over and over again when Darrelle Revis returns to the lineup on opening day, Johnthan Banks, has done great things this preseason but also has shown the world he’s a rookie.
Last night delivered another one of those rookie moments. Shortly after the opening whistle, Redskins wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe caught a ball in front of Banks about a yard from the sidelines and then Briscoe proceeded to juke Banks to the outside and break the tackle. (Here’s the video.)
Unacceptable, but part of the development process.
And that’s really the key. Can Banks learn from his lessons? Aqib Talib has spent an entire career with plenty of talent but consistently allowing big plays. Banks doesn’t seem to have the raw talent of Talib, so he’s got to tighten up the fundamentals. Drew Brees will be in Tampa in 16 days.