Johnthan Banks Ready To Be Tested

July 18th, 2013

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As Pat Kirwan says — the co-host and sage of “Movin’ the Chains,” heard exclusively on SiriusXM NFL Radio — whoever is going to play opposite of Bucs cornerback Robin Darrelle Revis is going to be targeted early and often by the likes of Drew Brees, Matty Ice and yes, even Cam Newton.

After the opening today of what Bucs coach Greg Schiano calls, “Rookie School,” Johnthan Banks talked about how if he wins the starting corner gig opposite of Revis, then he too expects to be in the forefront of opposing quarterback’s minds.

“I haven’t thought about it but just about anybody playing on the other side of Revis is going to get targeted a lot,” Banks said. “We are all human. We have to be ready for the job. It’s what we do: play football. It’s why [the Bucs] drafted me, to cover people. If it happens, it happens. I just have to be prepared.”

In other words, Banks (not in a cocky way, but a confident way) was saying, “Bring it on.”

Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik didn’t draft Banks to be a wallflower and just a special teams guy. And as one of Joe’s commenters noted earlier today, every quarterback picks on the weakest link of a defense’s backfield.

7 Responses to “Johnthan Banks Ready To Be Tested”

  1. Couch Fan Says:

    I like this kid already. I’m ready for some football. Bring it on!

  2. Buc1987 Says:

    Many many reasons to watch these pre-season games. Glennon, Banks, the return of Clayborn and Bowers. Does anyone think Revis will be ready for pre-season? Better yet if he is healthy enough will they play him at all in pre-season? Will Martin have a sophmore jinx? So many reasons to watch these pre-season games. 21 more agonizing days to go. Go Bucs!
    Oh I almost forgot.

    Alllllllllll aboooooooard ha ha ha ha I I I I

  3. Buc'n Junkie Says:

    I think we’re going to be ok at corner this year. I think Wright’s up to the challenge too. He’s on a one year prove it contract. If he can have a monster year it will put all the P.E.D stuff behind him and he could very well garner a long term contract, either with the Bucs or somewhere else. Just like Josh, Eric is auditioning for his career, and hopefully that gives them the incentive to do their best.

  4. Jbskiff Says:

    Camp and preseason is going to be the setting of some epic battles for playing rights and roster positions. I for one can not wait to see how it all shakes out.

  5. BKNYfootballhead Says:

    If Banks earns a starting position, don’t be surprised if he finishes with double-digit interceptions. QB’s will under-estimate his capabilities and throw his way too often.

  6. teacherman777 Says:

    Do u know why I love this guy?

    Besides being a true warrior and humble dude.

    I love that he is 6-2!!!

    That means we have a big CB that can line up on big guys in the red zone.

    Every Secondary needs a Big tall CB.

    And ladies and gentleman.

    We got one.

    He WAS the best CB in the draft. He just happened to run a 4.6

    So he dropped. But his talent amd heart are there.

    Next year? We need tp draft a 4.25 CB to play against any deep threat WR’s.

    I envison a well rounded secondary for the next 5 years.

    What do u think?

  7. scubog Says:

    It’s not “tall” anymore Teacherman. Now it’s “long” or “length”.