Bucs Were Atop Johnthan Banks’ Wish List

April 26th, 2013

Joe knows Bucs fans pine for the good ol’ days when the Bucs were playing on a San Diego Sunday night and Chucky hoisted the Vince Lombardi Trophy aloft in victory.

Newly drafted Bucs cornerback Johnthan Banks remembers those days too. He became a Bucs fans watching those storied squads.

And he kept his allegience to the Bucs. So when Banks later developed into one of the top college corners and the Bucs had more holes at the position than a brick of swiss cheese, Banks was hopeful the Bucs would draft him.

Then came the trade for Darrelle Revis. Banks’ heart sank.

“I didn’t think they would take a corner when they traded for Darrelle Revis,” Banks said via conference call with the local fourth estate after the Bucs made Banks the 43rd player drafted Friday night.

“Tampa Bay was the first place i wanted to play i grew up watching the Bucs win the super bowl with Coahc Gruden,” Banks said. “It’s a dream come true.”

Banks, who likes to compare himself with Seahawks star Richard Sherman, plans to be a second skin to Revis once Banks arrives, to try to learn every morsel of football he can from the new Bucs leader.

“Learn from Revis? Oh, my God, I will try to learn as much as I can,” Banks said. “He is the best at his position and I get to play with him. Whatever he knows I want to know.”

When asked about facing the likes of Drew Brees, Matty Ice and Cam Newton twice a year, Banks didn’t blink.

“I played in the sec for four years. you have to be ready each week,” Banks said. “But it is crazy that I get to go up against those guys that i grew up watching.”

5 Responses to “Bucs Were Atop Johnthan Banks’ Wish List”

  1. Mike J Says:

    The ”PFW Draft Guide” quotes an NFL scout who compares Banks to Sherman also.

  2. Bucs Fan #238 Says:

    Matt Barkley

  3. Bucs Fan #238 Says:

    Mike Glennon… 6’7 wow

  4. MadMax Says:

    Welcome to the Bucs Mr. Banks.

  5. RustyRhino Says:

    Awesome! So stoked about getting Banks