Banks “Overleveraged” Again

October 14th, 2013

Joe watched Johnthan Banks get juked and schooled by Riley Cooper in the open field yesterday (video here) and Joe knew he had seen that before. It took Joe’s beer-soaked brain a while to figure it out, but finally Joe remembered.

It was in training camp. Kevin Ogletree caught a relatively harmless short pass in front of Banks and easily beat him 1-on-1 inside and off to the end zone. Greg Schiano was visibly annoyed and he talked about how Banks “overleveraged the route or the tackle” and got beaten.

Well, yesterday it was the same kind of pass to Cooper, who too easily turned and squared up to Banks and faked him out wide for a 40+ yard gain. It was a pivotal play with the Bucs trailing by one point in the fourth quarter.

Joe suspects this is simply a weakness of Banks rather than a case of him not learning from his training camp experience.

Schiano talked about the Bucs’ subpar tackling yesterday during his news conference. This Banks miss has to be Exhibit A.

4 Responses to “Banks “Overleveraged” Again”

  1. jb Says:

    Look who’s coaching him…….

  2. Meh Says:

    Banks looked awful yesterday, but rookie corners (even good ones) often look terrible. I’m not going to get too worked up over it, but Banks needs to keep working hard. There’s still plenty of time for him to emerge as a good corner.

  3. Jason Says:

    When it was all said and done at the end of the day I thought we just weren’t disciplined enough all around. That is a coaching problem and it hasn’t been fixed. The QB looked a hell of a lot better but I can’t say that Freeman wouldn’t have looked as good if Schiano gave him as much trust from day one as he’s giving Glennon. Schiano can say all he wants that Revis plays more man than zone but I can’t count how many times Ronde said during the game that Revis is in some sort of zone. If you have Revis man-to-man on Jackson you could roll safety help to Banks’ side!! We are sadly under coached and it doesn’t even look like the assistants that have NFL experience are helping or if they are someone isn’t listening. The faster we rid ourselves of this guy the faster we can stop the bleeding!!

  4. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Meh Says
    “Banks looked awful yesterday, but rookie corners (even good ones) often look terrible.”

    This. Rhonde looked awful for most of his rookie year. Banks is only 5 games into his career. Better he make these mistakes now and learn from them like Barber did. Couldn’t pick a better year to do so.