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Johnthan Banks rips Buccaneers coaching staff

Johnthan Banks is not happy with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaching staff. The Bucs traded him to the Detroit Lions for peanuts last week, after benching him for the entire season. The former second-round pick at one point looked like a promising young starter, but has struggled with consistency over the past years. Banks did not hold back in his criticism of the Bucs coaching...
Via Bucs Nation
November 18, 2016

Bucs send CB Johnthan Banks to Lions for conditional 7th-round pick

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded cornerback Johnthan Banks to the Detroit Lions for a conditional seventh round pick in the 2018 NFL draft.The team confirmed the move Tuesday, when it also announced the signing of running back Mike James, who was released from the Lions' practice squad on Oct. 25.Banks was a second-round draft pick in 2013. He had seven interceptions...
Via Associated Press
November 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Bucs Find Late Trade Partner For Banks

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Tuesday the trading of cornerback Johnthan Banks to the Detroit Lions. The team also announced the official signing of running back Mike James. It was widely reported on Monday that Banks was being waived, but the Bucs were able to find a trade partner for the fourth-year pro shortly before the 4 p.m. trade […] The post Bucs Find Late...
Via Pewter Report
November 01, 2016

Report: Bucs will trade Johnthan Banks to Lions rather than waive him

On Monday, a report surfaced that the Buccaneers would be waiving cornerback Johnthan Banks in order to make room for the return of running back Mike James. As in the case of former Patriots center Bryan Stork this summer, though, it appears that word of Banks’ imminent dismissal sparked a call from another team interested…
Via Pro Football Talk
November 01, 2016

Bucs CB: Jameis Winston is not ‘fat’ anymore

Fresh off a last-place finish in the NFC South that saw head coach Lovie Smith shown the door, at least the Buccaneers can rest easy knowing that their prized young quarterback is in prime playing shape heading into next season. Former Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston appears to have slimmed down some this offseason, and it has definitely caught the attention of his teammates...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Bucs' Johnthan Banks taking his chance to thrive in Jenkins' absence

TAMPA, Fla. -- Throughout the past five months, Johnthan Banks has evolved from someone with little guarantee he would start again soon into a standout of an improved Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense. He has gained trust along the way, becoming a rare success story on a roster riddled with disappointments. None of it may have happened without a misread in free agency. The development...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Highlight: Johnthan Banks pick six off RGIII

With already an interception on his stat line, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s day just got worse, throwing another interception. This time Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Johnthan Banks was able to take the tipped pass 19 yards to pay dirt. Robert Griffin III in the first quarter: 5-for-9, 47 yards, two interceptions, 30.6 QB rating. — Zac Boyer (@ZacBoyer...
Via KCM Sports
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Rookies Stuck In Bad Situations

Players are often picked to fill holes, but players are oftentimes thrown into an unfavorable circumstance. Johnthan Banks, the Buccaneers' 2013 second-round pick, was counted on to to start from the get-go. While he has plenty of potential, he was not ready to start right away, and struggled for most of the year. Without the pieces around them, even the most talented rookies will...
Via Football Nation
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Tillman a good fit in Tampa Bay

Logic says yes. Chicago Bears cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman is set to become a free agent this offseason and Tampa Bay has him on their radar. With deep ties to new first year head coach Lovie Smith from their time in Chicago, Tillman to Tampa almost seems imminent. Tillman to the Bucs makes perfect sense because of the Lovie connection, and a DB trio of Revis/Tillman/Banks...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft Grade A Day | Tampa Bay Buccaneers

POINTS SCALE Round 1: 0-5 Round 2: 0-4 Round 3: 0-3 Round 4: 0-2 Round 5: 0-1 Round 6 & 7: Same system as undrafted. Points only awarded if player was productive, no scale. Round 2 - Johnthan Banks CB, Mississippi St. Analysis – Banks played up to expectations in year one.  He made 55 tackles with three interceptions and started every game.  He sometimes struggled...
Via DraftSeason
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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