Johnthan Banks Still Learning

June 28th, 2013

One neat thing Joe learned at minicamp earlier this month is that Bucs rookie cornerback Johnthan Banks is pretty confident in his ability.

Not cocky though, there’s a difference.

While Banks believes he can hang with opponents in the NFL, he’s quick to point out he has a lot to learn.

“I match-up pretty well with everybody, everybody out here,” said Banks, who could start if he plays well in training camp. “But I am still a rookie. I am still learning. I am taking my time and do it right and learn it the right way.”

So what has Banks learned in his short time in the NFL? Well, for one, he doesn’t have the Bucs’ defense down pat. And he’s learned there is no drop off in talent on the NFL level.

“The terminology for the defense, it is so different than college,” Banks said. “Everybody is so much better here. Plus, there is nobody in college that has a Vincent Jackson on one side and Mike Williams on the other. Everybody is good. You have to be prepared all the time.”

Joe believes this is a good mix of confidence and humility. Banks is certain he can play — and start — on the NFL level but also realizes that won’t happen without work.

6 Responses to “Johnthan Banks Still Learning”

  1. Buc'n Junkie Says:

    Yeah. I hope Banks works out and He’s with us for a long time. Unlike Myron who must have some dirt on Dom or Schiano. lol

  2. Couch Fan Says:

    I hope he is prepared because he’s going to have a lot of balls thrown his way this year. Good luck rook!

  3. Tim Says:

    Hopefully he can play in the nickel for a year just to help him acclimate to the NFL game. But then again if he can beat our E. Wright then so be it. No matter what he will have some rookie mistakes hopefully they do not cost us a game.

    In the long run I like Banks, prior to the draft I felt he was in the top 3 of all CBs from this draft and could prove to have the best career from all the CBs taken this year. Only time will tell.

  4. Terraj Says:

    Lets hope he has talib’s skill set (or better) with ronde’s mindset.

  5. the_buc_realist Says:

    So what, Jfro-6pak is still learning and its year 5!

  6. grif4foozball Says:

    @ buc realist says,GOOD 1 !!!! ^^^^^^^