Johnthan Banks Knows His Bucs History

June 30th, 2013

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OK, it’s a light, lazy Sunday evening where Joe is celebrating a sweet Rays series win. Thus, Joe thought he would bring something light and bright, a feel-good to Bucs fans.

This week, NFL rookies took part in the NFL rookie symposium where they were taught about how to save cash and how to stay out of trouble, yada, yada, yada. Joe is a bit skeptical how much these programs actually work. Year after year there are countless stories about former and current NFL players going broke and/or having brushes with the law. Joe will save that argument for another day. Today, something cool.

The NFL brought the rookies to nearby Canton, Ohio, to visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame. There, in a display to honor former Bucs cornerback (man, this sounds weird) Ronde Barber, Bucs rookie Johnthan Banks found Barber’s display and took a moment to pause for a cool picture (seen in this post above) of Bucs past, present and future intersecting all at once.

If Banks can be three-quarters the player Barber was, then the Bucs truly will have hit a home run with their second round pick this year.

All the best to Banks as we are now just 25 days away from the Bucs’ first training camp practice.

We are getting there, folks.

13 Responses to “Johnthan Banks Knows His Bucs History”

  1. BigMacAttack Says:

    Joe, thought we won 2 of 3. Still sweet.

  2. tampabaybucfan Says:

    Aaron Hernandez must have skipped the symposium. Banks is on his way toward becoming a “Buccaneer Man”.
    I thinked we picked a solid winner with Banks.

  3. Bucfever40 Says:

    That IS weird, why would the NFL display a Barber jersey of in Canton? I’d love to see it on a permanent basis after 5 years! 3 weeks away from training camp, how sweet is that!?

  4. Evo Says:

    Joe said series sweep. Meaning we won both series at home? Isn’t that what you meant Joe? Or you been throwing them back a little too much this weekend?

    I am looking forward to watching banks play. No excuses this year for the bugs. The bad coaches are gone and the hurt players are gone. Can’t wait for the season

  5. BigMacAttack Says:

    Eco, Rays played Tigers 3 games at home, lost on Friday, won Saturday and Sunday. I thought maybe I missed something because I watched parts of all 3. Sorry I me mentioned it.

  6. Mcbuc Says:

    Jie did not say sweep he said sweet series win, 2 out of three wins the series.

  7. RastaMon Says:

    Oh…when the internet was pure…errr…creatively thinking a ’bout by Joe”s” a beer link…Lord knows there are adds all over…and a beer click link would be more personal….until then…

  8. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I have high hopes for Banks…but I think it’s a bit too soon to crown him anything good or bad. Just like with Spence, Banks will have to prove himself on the field.

    I hope he is even better than Barber and Regis though…some day.

  9. BigMacAttack Says:

    I can’t help but wonder if one of his parents misspelled his name on the Birth Certificate, and they decided afterwards to just go with it.

  10. MadMax Says:

    Banks is under primo tutelage. As long as he stays healthy, he will beast his rookie year. Watch him, Barron, Revis and Goldson rip it apart this year. They’re gonna break everything up but the run (thats on the D line)…and Barron is there to also break up the run if needed!

  11. Nic Says:

    The beginning of the season coincides with the end of my deployment, so I’m very anxiously awaiting the start of the season!

  12. Sneedy16 Says:

    That’s great to hear in. Thanks for your service.

  13. MadMax Says:

    Big ups Nic! Great to hear! Stay safe Brother!!