Johnthan Banks Talks Jameis

August 7th, 2015
Johnthan Banks talks how "America's Quarterback" has improved since May.

Johnthan Banks talks how “America’s Quarterback” has improved since May.

As Joe wrote earlier, “America’s Quarterback,” Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston, had an up-and-down day. He started off sluggish — his habit through a week of training camp — and later had solid moments.

The day started off for Jameis with a pick. He tossed a beer league softball can of corn down the left sideline that cornerback Johnthan Banks camped under and picked.

After practice, Banks discussed how that throw — not a good one by Jameis — is not the norm for the savior of the Buccaneers.

“I kind of misjudged the ball a little bit,” Banks said of the pick. “I had the guys stacked, but Jameis has a big arm, man. You can misjudge his balls. It kind of went over my head but I’m a long, tall, lanky guy. God blessed me with these long arms and I was able to make a play. I think I made a great play on the ball.”

Someone later suggested to Banks that Jameis telegraphs his throws and Banks took strong exception to that notion.

“Oh, no. Jameis, from Day 1 of OTAs to now, Jameis has gotten so much better,” Banks said. “I was telling the boys in the locker room that he looks like a totally different guy. I’m confident in him and confident in his abilities. He’s a smart kid. He’s a 20, 21-year-old kid out here competing with 24-year-old guys. I think he’s doing an outstanding job and he’s going to help us win a lot of ballgames.”

Joe has yet to find a Bucs player to grumble about Jameis. Not one. In fact, they all rave about him. Yeah, Evan Smith tried to go George Patton on Jameis for quite a few months and last week Smith dropped the tough guy act, called Jameis by his name, and lauded him.

Joe heard leaky, sleepy Josh Freeman’s teammates talk about him and, while positive, rarely raved about him. Joe can’t remember too many of Mike Glennon’s teammates raving.

With Jameis, they don’t rave, they gush like swooning schoolgirls.

12 Responses to “Johnthan Banks Talks Jameis”

  1. Capt.Tim Says:

    Because he is something that has never worn a Buc jersy before.
    Something no Fan or Defensive player has ever seen before, wearing a Buccaneer jersey

    Hes a franchise Qb. Jameis knows it to, and is very comfortable in that role. Its who he is.

    He will probably struggle this year. Every great QB struggled his first year.
    By the following year- he will carry this team into the playoffs- and we will always have a chnce to win!
    Because we have Jameis.

    Ih 5-6 years. Mariota will have been forgotten, And Jameis will be a feared QB.

  2. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Capt. Tim it ain’t even necessary for us to continue mentioning that other kid’s name anymore. Some folks round here will notice a distinct difference in the two after week one of the up coming season. And Banks gone be a beast this season.

  3. James Walker Says:

    I hope everyone misjudges Winston’s balls.

  4. Capt.Tim Says:

    Far enough!

  5. BFFL Says:

    Sorry, you’re still a kid at 24

  6. Strider Says:

    I’m 25

  7. Danati74 Says:

    Banks could be our best CB this year, and I wont be surprised. No doubt he should start ahead of M. Jenkins. Cant wait to see him make another jump after his good play lastyear. Cant wait to see Jameis play for our Bucs. He may make alot of mistakes his 1st year, but I dont think he will cost us alot of games. We got alot of weapons for him. Hes gotta be happy about that. Go Bucs!!!

  8. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Sound like real talk to me Danati.

  9. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    I wanna add this tho,let’s not sleep on Verner. He’s a pro bowl corner. Started camp with a bad wheel last season. From all reports he flying around looking comfortable as well. To me it’s shaping up for this team to be real solid on the edges. Which is crucial for this scheme.

  10. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    He had his short comings last season trying to familiarize himself with the scheme but if you recall the Steelers game when he mirrored Antonio Brown all the way to the back of the in zone. Brown pushed him in the back caught the ball for a touch. Blatant offensive pass interference. No call was made. But watching him defend one of the league’s best on that play told me we have something right there. This unit about to be really fast and really good here in year two.

  11. Stanglassman Says:

    I think this is the best duo of CBs and WRs the Bucs have ever fielded. I just hope they translate all this talent into some wins this season. I agree that this team is probably one year out from being a playoff team but stranger things have happened.

  12. BlogTalkFootball Says:

    I have a feeling that once the team has game planned their reps ahead of an opponent prior to a game, Winston will be fine. If they don’t do a good job preparing, Jameis will struggle.