Mike Shanahan discussing Brandon Banks earlier in the season:
He’s a guy that’s a playmaker, and he’s proved that since he’s been here. We’re going to find ways to get him the football.”
Well, you’ve tried Shanny and it’s failed…however, it’s not for a lack of trying. The Shanny’s have force fed the ball to Banks with terrible results. This experiment has failed worse than a TE reverse and almost as bad as Shanny hitching his reputation to Rex Grossman and John Beck.
Here’s how bad Banks has been:
In the Redskins last 5 games Banks has 4 rushes for 7 yards and 5 receptions for negative 4 yards. That’s 9 offensive touches and a total of 3 yards. Jamie Mottram could do better.
Banks has 7 receptions for 7 yards this season. Grant Paulsen is more elusive as a Wide Receiver.
Banks has zero kick returns in 40% of the Redskins games this season…so the 1 thing he does well is pretty much non-existent do to the new rules.
Banks punt return stats in 40% of this season’s games: negative 3 yards, negative 1 yard, negative 4 yards and 1 yard. Again, the one thing he does well has been neutralized. Kevin Ewoldt can do better.
Banks has 1 TD in 231 career touches, I’m pretty sure I can score a TD with 231 touches.
Banks hasn’t scored a regular season TD since October of 2010.
Banks has 20 career offensive touches totaling 70 yards and ZERO TD’s. 3.5 yards per touch.
Banks seems to fumble out of bounds at the end of every play.
It’s time to move on from the “Speedy” Banks era. Give Niles Paul a chance to return kick-offs and put Santana Moss back on punt returns. Let Ewoldt, Mottram or Paulsen take the offensive reps, we can’t do any worse.
I’ m begging you Wooden Teeth, please take all of the Banks plays out of the playbook. While you’re at it take the TE reverse and option plays out of there…use them all as kindling. Maybe throw the ball downfield again, great things seem to happen when you do.
Cheers and Hail
Posted by fatpickle Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
First there was this . Now comes another play by play from Brandon Banks via his twitter account:
Props to Banks on the proper use of a semicolon, something I butcher on a regular basis here on this blog. I believe what Banks is describing is known in some circles as a 2 point conversion…you can look it up on urbandictionary.com if you enjoy dirty humor.
Cheers and Hail
Posted by fatpickle Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2011
By this time we all know that Brandon Banks was stabbed outside a nightclub last Saturday morning. What we still don’t know is the severity of his injuries (they appear to be much worse than originally reported) or who started the altercation. It was originally reported that Banks came to the aid of a lifelong friend after the fight had already started, now reports are surfacing that Banks started the fight.
Here’s what I do know, Banks became a fan favorite last season by fearlessly returning kicks and running the wildcat against players nearly twice his size. Bank stands 5’7″ and weighs about 145lbs and has a reckless abandon while on the field…he also appears to not back down from an altercation, in fact it seems he likes to jump right into the fray. Below are 2 videos of a “fight” that occured between the Redskins and Eagle before last years Monday night game. What started as a little jawing among LaRon Landry and DeSean Jackson quickly escalated to pushing and shoving among the teams. Who was
right in the middle right in front instigating and trying to mix it up, you guessed it Brandon Banks. Watch the videos below and you’ll see a bouncing #16 coming from out of nowhere and weaving his way past bigger lineman to put himself right up front.
In this first video below, you’ll see Banks fly into the picture at approx. the 9 second mark. He weaves around the bigger bodies and positions himself near the front.
In the second video a different angle shows Banks jumping up and down around the 10 second mark and further shows him being held back by some of the lineman on a couple separate occasions.
The videos don’t show any major issues on Banks part. However, one can gather from the videos that he wasn’t there to defuse the situation, he only appeared to try and further instigate things. It also shows that he is willing to have the backs of his fellow teammates (and friends) which is certainly admirable.
I hope for a speedy recovery for BB and I would like to say that he became a favorite of mine last season. Get well soon.
Cheers and Hail