“He’s On The Sideline Coaching”

May 26th, 2013

Bucs honchos have talked a lot about how stud cornerback Darrelle Revis is going to be a major team leader.

Now there’s a little evidence out there.

Speaking in this Buccaneers.com video, Bucs rookie cornerback Johnthan Banks says Revis is “on the sideline coaching” him.

Joe saw Revis working with team trainers on practice fields and equipment at One Buc Palace, but it’s great to hear he’s getting hands-0n when he’s not focusing on rehabbing.

Interestingly, in the video Banks explains that Leonard Johnson is his brightest guiding light. Johnson clearly is an unselfish Buccaneer Man.

19 Responses to ““He’s On The Sideline Coaching””

  1. clafollett Says:

    Thats great to hear! Revis input into the younger guys is going to pay off. I also really like the local guy Johnson also stepping up. I really hope he makes the team. Banks is in good hands.

  2. tampabaybucfan Says:

    There is no telling how influential Revis will be on everyone…epecially Banks & Johnson. When evaluating giving up a number one pick for Revis, keep in mind that if we drafted Milliner or Rhodes we wouldn’t receive the benefit of that experience.
    There is no question that our secondary has improved. Our defense may now be strong enough to carry us in several games.

  3. BamBamBuc Says:

    Probably more valuable than having a healthy Revis at OTAs. The experience these guys can draw from will be invaluable in the future. Long after Revis is gone, the lessons Banks learns will still be carrying on and hopefully be transferred to a new set of young CBs.

  4. OB Says:


    How about that a team with leaders acting as team leaders, who does that make special?

    Say what you want about the Coaches and front office but they have created and nurtured a team with discipline and that is special.

    You are an insider, what is your take?

  5. teacherman777 Says:

    We have built this team

    Around principles, philosophy, and psychology.

    Not just talent.

    I love it.

    F.A.M.I.L.Y. !!

  6. Biff Barker Says:

    Talent aside, this secondary needs to come together as a unit before pre season.
    The sum of the parts, dream team nonsense will not be enough. We can only be as good as the weakest link.
    Looks like Revis is doing his part to be a Buccaneer man. Im hoping Sapp will have to recant his “selfish” comments about Revis someday,

  7. Biff Barker Says:

    @ ciafollett
    Not to worry. Leonard Johnson is a hard working football player. No doubt he’ll be on the roster, my guess is he makes a strong bid for nickel corner. Maybe dime if the job goes to Banks. I’ll bet he’s a coaches favorite too.

  8. Mort Says:

    He also calls Eric Wright Major Wright. Hah

  9. Eric Says:

    I see the offseason fantasies are running rampant.

  10. flmike Says:

    As in an team centered endeavor, personal and group bonding is part of the perpetration for the operation. Yes, thanks to the USAF, I have sat thru way to many leadership seminars.

  11. flmike Says:

    I really hate apples spell correction…
    Should have read…

  12. 1976Buc Says:

    If he can stay healthy he is a Stud.

  13. bucsguy Says:

    Johnson will definitely make the squad, and I agree he could be the dime cb I see wright playing this year and leaving and Johnson and Gorer becoming the Nickle and dime next year, the ASU kid probably ends up on the practice squad this year.

  14. Biff Barker Says:

    @ bucsguy
    Apparently Eric doesn’t agree. You must be fantasizing too!
    Maybe Mommy will make him some chicken wings to lure him out of his bedroom.
    BTW, it’s either Gorer or Gaitor going along with Myron. Don’t know much about the ASU kid other that he’s a burner and returns kicks. We’ll see .

  15. BucoBruce Says:

    I love the fact he is wearing an old school hat.It shows he realy likes being a BUC and will retire BUC!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. aj Says:

    I have a feeling Gorrer won’t make it. Johnson took his lumps last year, but also put together some really nice tape.

    I guess the key here is Lewis. They obviously want him to make it. Not too many corners with elite size and speed, he’s just been more of a workout warrior than a football player.

    Think of it this way, Myron is same height as Banks (6’2″), but has 20 more pounds and runs the 40 almost 2 tenths of a second faster. He’s like Rob Johnson in that every coach thinks they can turn him into a player.

  17. aj Says:

    And in Myron’s defense, he has had some really lousy coaching. Hopefully Oden can fix that, though I’m not crossing my fingers.

  18. andres Says:

    Gorrer could be really good i hope LJ and Gorrer make it !

  19. RustyRhino Says:

    @BucoBruce Was his first time out as a Buccaneer, I also loved it! I just went shopping @ publix in flowery branch, wearing my own orange pride sweatshirt.

    I hope we keep Johnson, he did what I dreamed of as a kid in 76-80 in St. Pete. Pick six at home. He sounds like a solid young CB, who has some successful NFL CB experience. I like it that Mr. Johnson and Mr. Banks are sharing their experience, Mr Revis sharing his own experience with them is priceless. I am very excited we drafted Mr Banks he was on my first round list. Nice new recruits to become “Buccaneer Men”! Gentlemen! TOES ON THE LINE!!