“I’m Almost In There About To Cry”

October 20th, 2015

johnthan banks 1103The quickest tonic for the Bucs’ ailing secondary seems to be a return of Johnthan Banks and Alterraun Verner to the starting lineup.

At least one of those appears likely, following today’s locker room chatter at One Buc Palace.

Banks, who has been out with a knee injury since Week 3, was asked about how his knee feels. He said, “I feel pretty good.”

Asked if he feels good enough to go on Sunday, Banks said, “Oh, I feel great.”

Banks was in great spirits and explained his time on the sidelines represented the first time he’s been shelved since he started playing football as a young kid.

“I absolutely hate to miss games, practice, anything,” Banks sad. “It’s been frustrating. Honestly, I talk to [cornerbacks] coach [Gil] Byrd all the time about before a game, you know, I’m almost in there about to cry, just because I want to be out there so bad.”

Joe sure hopes Banks is given his starting job back and Tim Jennings heads to the bench.

The Bucs’ biggest issue is at cornerback, and Banks would be a certain upgrade — for a game Sunday that could put the Bucs in the playoff chase.

16 Responses to ““I’m Almost In There About To Cry””

  1. buc4life1979 Says:

    Would you please hold Lovie accountable to his own publicly stated standards, and pose the question to him asking since our “starters” don’t lose their jobs because of injuries, and since Banks is admittedly “feeling great,” that means he returns as a starter, CORRECT, and don’t let that soft bs texas styled draw, bs you. It’s a YES or NO question, no bs required, and if he does try to dance around the question, could you idk, CALL HIM ON IT, and state hey, yes or no question here Lovie, “Simple as that.” No?

  2. unbelievable Says:

    ^^ Would love this!

  3. JollyBucsFan Says:

    Yes Joe PLEASE. Lovie needs to be called out for his BS

  4. DefenseRules Says:

    Can’t wait to see Johnthan Banks back in the starting lineup. Even if his knee isn’t totally 100% he’d still be an improvement over Jennings or Jenkins. Sure do hope that Lovie puts Alterraun Verner back into the starting lineup also. I’ve seen enough of the JJ twins.

    And Joe, what’s the status of Conti and Swearinger? Sounds like the first is hurt again and the second is in Lovie’s doghouse.

  5. Warren Says:

    Can we call them “the Jens” or is that too sexist?

  6. Buc1987 Says:

    LOL Warren that works for me.

  7. Nick3 Says:

    Sweet it was hard to see how good this kid was until he was gone. Now we know he is the real deal we need him back now!!!!!

  8. Dave Says:

    Am I the only one who remembers Verner almost single-handedly losing against Tennessee because he played so horribly?

  9. Paul L Says:

    Can we please cool the playoffs talk… we held on to beat the horrible Jags at home. I agree the arrow is pointing up for us right now, but let’s see this team string together 2 W’s first.

  10. Buc1987 Says:

    Dvae…no you’re not and Verner wasn’t all that good last season as well. That just goes to show you how bad “The Jens” actually are though.

  11. Eric Says:

    The way things have gone since the morons ran Chuckie out of town, 3-3 might feel like holding the winning power ball ticket.

    I wonder if Lovie understands how much the fans around here just hate a Division Title?

  12. PRBucFan Says:

    It’s not even a question whether Banks is the starter.

    Lovie never said otherwise lol, to the commenters thinking he won’t get back in lol.

  13. Mo_Downs Says:

    Sausage making ain’t pretty. The Avengers are being assembled. Miracles are the product of a lot of behind the scenes work that the average fan doesn’t have the time or patience to accept.

    Lovie has a plan and a method to put the best team he can assemble on the field. I suspect that Verner was needed to fill the gap at Nickel-Corner because of the game film showing the opposition throwing more slants than bombs.

    Verner wasn’t benched, despite the popular click-bait MSM refrain.
    He’s being used where he can, in the opinion of the “HC”, contribute the most. It may take a few games for him to get up to speed. It’s better than getting burned by the same mistakes from other players and hoping for different results. That is by definition: “Cray-Cray”.

    Clearly, nothing Lovie does, short of having won the 2014 Super Bowl, will satisfy some “couch coaches”. The list of newly acquired and demonstrably skilled players is staggering. The hiring of a innovative and adaptable OC is ignored.

    Couch Coach reaction: “CRICKETS”

    For a group of fans that bemoan Lovie as being stubborn, predictable and lacking in innovation, his demonstration of those innovative and adaptable qualities is met with well practiced and disgustingly predictable disdain.

    We just might need a better group of “intelligent” fans who are capable of recognizing his quality before NFL Films celebrates his career and makes them eat their words.

    Get on the Love Train…!!!

  14. Buc1987 Says:

    Banks is the best corner on the team. However, he shouldn’t cry because he’s not out there. Unless he learned that from McClown.

  15. Fsuking Says:

    Having Banks back and Jennings firmly on the bench will wins us some games.

  16. James Walker Says:

    PLEASE take Jennings off the field…..