“Fun” And “Flying” Versus “Learning”

June 11th, 2015

johnthan banks 1103Yes, the Buccaneers defense was sad last year. Sorry. Joe can’t sugarcoat.

So it’s great to hear — and see — that the defense feels different now versus this time in 2014.

After practice today, cornerback Johnthan Banks summed it nicely during an interview with Buccaneers.com. Banks explained that last spring was about learning and figuring things out, whereas now the Bucs defense is balling.

“Everybody’s out here flying around and having fun. I mean, I think we’ll be a whole lot better this year,” Banks said.

As Joe documented in today’s award-winning practice notes, the defense was as dominant as it could be under the no-contact, underwear football rules of the NFL labor agreement.

The Bucs defense will get to hit strangers in 65 days in Minnesota.


5 Responses to ““Fun” And “Flying” Versus “Learning””

  1. Tom Says:

    Every great defense causes turnovers. We know Banks has a knack for the ball already, it’s a matter of getting other players to contribute in that department.

  2. BringBucsBack Says:

    Joe, any chance Lovie’s unconscionable man-crush Jenkins beats out Banks this year.

  3. Brandon Says:

    It’s not surprising that the defense is causing turnovers, the players know the D, while they are still learning the O. It is part of the normal process. I’m still trying to figure out why nobody has figured out that a big part of the terrible play of the D last season was having CBs in Verner and Banks, that had no idea how to play the D, and how nobody can get over the fact that Smith wanted a player familiar with his D to start in Jenkins. It really makes me wonder how many people reading here get all of their thoughts and ideas straight from these pages and don’t waste their time coming to their own conclusions.

  4. BoJim Says:

    Smith wanted a player familiar with his D to start in Jenkins.

    Even if he did suck.

  5. Idontwannahearitanymore Says:

    I think what he meant was that he wouldn’t suck as bad in Lovie’s defense.