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Old 08-14-2010, 09:28 PM   #91
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Yeah, let's not forget we fumbled returns twice during the game. Either one of those could have been a catastrophe, and we just got lucky. But then again, we got lucky all night.

1) Fumbled twice on returns = no turnover.
2) Second drive - only sustained due to "roughing the passer" penalty. Led to TD.
3) Grossman TD pass to Fred Davis was *very* close to picked off & pick-6.
4) All 300 pounds of Haynesworth flipped into air --> no injury.

Guess when it's your day, it's your day. Just saying that in a Cowboys game that's down to the wire, Banks better hold onto the ball..
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Old 08-14-2010, 10:27 PM   #92
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I really hope that we find a place for Banks, because our return game has been a joke since Snyderato dumped B. Mitch, who went on to have 3 pro bowl caliber years for Philly. Not comparing Banks to B Mitch, but he's the best looking return prospect we've seen around here in years.
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Old 08-14-2010, 10:32 PM   #93
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I got one better for you... He raced Chris Johnson twice and beat him twice. The man maybe the fastest man in the NFL.
He ran a 4.4 40 and pulled a hammy half way through. That made me laugh when I heard that.
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Old 08-14-2010, 11:07 PM   #94
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If Grandma had nuts, she would be Grandpa. Both ARE and Rock were fumbling threats. Rock was consistent and ARE was garbage. I don't know which is a bigger indictment on Zorn, the "swinging gate" or the fact that Randle-El was the primary punt returner for both years.
Thinking that would be Randle El. The swinging gate was a desperation play where more than half the team had no idea the ball was snapped. Randle El returning punts was premeditated, over, and over again.
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Old 08-15-2010, 08:40 PM   #95
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I didn't see the game...but I have been saying that a guy this size has no place for a guy who is 145 lbs or so.
So the guy had a TD return...that is excellent...
But a single fumble will erase the TD return...and it is far more common to fumble than to return one for a TD...so this guy supposedly has issues with fumbles...well how many fumbles do we tolerate for this TD benefit?...I really would rather have a 10 yard average return with zero fumbles an a guy that can take it all the way but fumbles once a game (not saying thats true).

The fact that he is a shrimp only magnifies the fumbling risk...he is going to get killed at some point. I dont want to see that happen. I'd love to be wrong and I'd love for this guy to add 40 lbs of pure muscle without losing speed and become a WR too....I just dont think that is likely
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Old 08-15-2010, 08:48 PM   #96
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I didn't see the game...but I have been saying that a guy this size has no place for a guy who is 145 lbs or so.
So the guy had a TD return...that is excellent...
But a single fumble will erase the TD return...and it is far more common to fumble than to return one for a TD...so this guy supposedly has issues with fumbles...well how many fumbles do we tolerate for this TD benefit?...I really would rather have a 10 yard average return with zero fumbles an a guy that can take it all the way but fumbles once a game (not saying thats true).

The fact that he is a shrimp only magnifies the fumbling risk...he is going to get killed at some point. I dont want to see that happen. I'd love to be wrong and I'd love for this guy to add 40 lbs of pure muscle without losing speed and become a WR too....I just dont think that is likely

I saw a TD but didn't see any fumbles. So what are we talking about here?
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Old 08-15-2010, 10:35 PM   #97
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If he returns another punt or kick for a TD this preseason, he makes the team.
I certainly agree with this assessment...just worried about the little squirt getting crushed.
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:32 PM   #98
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I'd say this. SHanny and Allen have this guy on our team and playing. They let him return a fair amount of punts on Fri. They don't seem too concerned with his size. SO I am not going to.
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:33 PM   #99
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I saw a TD but didn't see any fumbles. So what are we talking about here?
Right before halftime he muffed a punt and then lost 5 yards after he picked up the ball.
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Right before halftime he muffed a punt and then lost 5 yards after he picked up the ball.
That isn't a fumble. He also had several good returns with one being called back.

The Sports Bog pointed out that Randle-Fail had 102 total punt return yards last year. Banks had 97 in one game.
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:56 PM   #101
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I'd rather have a muffer who can take it to the house and comes inexpensive than have a muffer who dances on his toes and had a big FA contract.

My $.02.
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:25 AM   #102
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That isn't a fumble. He also had several good returns with one being called back.

The Sports Bog pointed out that Randle-Fail had 102 total punt return yards last year. Banks had 97 in one game.
How is that not a fumble? We didn't lose it but it's most certainly ruled a fumble.
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:55 AM   #103
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I just heard Banks on TheFan. Here's a couple of things he mentioned during the interview:

* He can to camp weighing 146 lbs; now he weighs 151 lbs and that's where he'll stay, per the coaching staff.

* Said he never raced Chris Johnson, but they do know each other from East Carolina. He and John Wall are pretty tight too. They grew up together and have known each other since he was 6 years old; Wall was at the game Friday. I guess the little dance he did after he scored was a tribute to Wall.

* Said he ran a 4.2/40 on his pro day in college. Said Tampa was the only other team he was considering.

I think Banks makes the team or at the very least goes to the practice squad. Seems like Shanny and Danny Smith are going to work with him on the fumbling and muff issues.
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:55 AM   #104
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Re: Brandon Banks

As I said earlier, I am concerned about his hands/ball control but excited about his speed and potential.

I hope he takes one more to the house (think he will) and makes the team. As to keeping him only as a PR...I don't think we will or have to. Set up a block/pick on a screen pass to get him into the open, or a quick inside slant to him and he could be off to the races on offense too.

If we put him on the practice squad...someone else WILL sign him.
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I just heard Banks on TheFan. Here's a couple of things he mentioned during the interview:

* He can to camp weighing146 lbs; now he weighs 151 lbs and that's where he'll stay.

* Said he never raced Chris Johnson, but they do know each other. He and John Wall are pretty tight too. They grew up together and have known each other since he was 6 years old; Wall was at the game Friday.

*Said he ran a 4.2/40 on his pro day in college.

I think Banks makes the team or at the very least goes to the practice squad. Seems Shanny and Danny Smith are going to work with him on the fumbling and muff issues.
I think that if he gets PS'd some other team would be more than willing to give him a shot as a return specialist.
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