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Old 07-09-2012, 12:03 AM   #151
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Since Banks is fast, he could be used on reverses and the bubble screens that were used at Baylor for RG3. The coaches would have to find a way to use him much like in the New England game last year when Banks tossed a TD pass to Moss.
That was the play of the year for us by far
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:17 AM   #152
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I've lost faith in Banks. Unless he proves something this preseason, he's not worth the cap and roster space. In a league where kickoffs are touchbacks up to 45% of the time, can't see a reason to keep an underperforming smaller injury-prone one-hit wonder who recently had off-field issues.

He's the lightest player in the NFL, so pound-for-pound -- we're overpaying.
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:27 PM   #153
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I think he would eventually get destroyed. Returning kicks or punts is different than lining up and playing offense. In the former you see what's coming towards you while in the latter you don't.
Not always:




*pics from 2 different hits, classic.

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*pics from 2 different hits, classic.
if those are 2 different hits, i'm larry bowie
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:31 PM   #155
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if those are 2 different hits, i'm larry bowie
Didn't see that game, Larry?

Paul destroyed Austin Pettis TWICE on punt returns...got flagged and I believe fined too.

Pettis refused to call for fair catches.
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Didn't see that game, Larry?

Paul destroyed Austin Pettis TWICE on punt returns...got flagged and I believe fined too.

Pettis refused to call for fair catches.
the 2 pics you originally posted were of the same hit. before you edited the post, changing 1 pic and adding the vid
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I've lost faith in Banks. Unless he proves something this preseason, he's not worth the cap and roster space. In a league where kickoffs are touchbacks up to 45% of the time, can't see a reason to keep an underperforming smaller injury-prone one-hit wonder who recently had off-field issues.

He's the lightest player in the NFL, so pound-for-pound -- we're overpaying.
If the Redskins do release Banks, Banks will undoubtedly pull a Desmond Howard. He will go to another NFL team and be a spectacular all pro at returning kicks and punts.
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If the Redskins do release Banks, Banks will undoubtedly pull a Desmond Howard. He will go to another NFL team and be a spectacular all pro at returning kicks and punts.
So what's holding him back here?
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So what's holding him back here?
Its the skins curse! lol
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If the Redskins do release Banks, Banks will undoubtedly pull a Desmond Howard. He will go to another NFL team and be a spectacular all pro at returning kicks and punts.
We better do as he says, the prophecy has been foretold!
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If the Redskins do release Banks, Banks will undoubtedly pull a Desmond Howard. He will go to another NFL team and be a spectacular all pro at returning kicks and punts.
No. He won't. I will bet you any amount of money on the matter.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:59 PM   #162
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If the Redskins do release Banks, Banks will undoubtedly pull a Desmond Howard. He will go to another NFL team and be a spectacular all pro at returning kicks and punts.
Yea right....I guess our special teams staff is just the worst ever. We should quit and go play badminton.
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Re: Shanahan Tells Banks He Better Learn to Play WR

This oftentimes happens to a Redskins player, where he shows flashes of being good, and then the Redskins release him and he ends up playing better for his new team. Banks has had a few long returns during his two year career, but he hasn't made opposing special teams coaches afraid of him. He has the speed to break a return into either a long gain or a TD every time he fields a punt or kickoff, but for some reason he only does so occasionally.
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This oftentimes happens to a Redskins player, where he shows flashes of being good, and then the Redskins release him and he ends up playing better for his new team. Banks has had a few long returns during his two year career, but he hasn't made opposing special teams coaches afraid of him. He has the speed to break a return into either a long gain or a TD every time he fields a punt or kickoff, but for some reason he only does so occasionally.
Happens less often than people believe and why if he only occasionally breaks free for a long gain or TD now do you think he'll go somewhere else and make Devin Hester look like his bitch?
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:05 PM   #165
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Yeah, I agree - you HAVE to be willing to cut non-performing players, and can't be afraid of them having success later on. Can't afford to hold onto a person that's not performing -- "potential" has never won a Super Bowl. Also, it does not motivate the rest of the team if you tolerate underperforming players.

For every Redskin that has done well when we cut them, I'm sure we can list 20 others that did not. I think of McNabb, Haynesworth, Portis, M.Kelly, D.Thomas (still on special teams), etc... There are also players that performed better when cut from the Patriots, Green Bay, NYG, Ravens -- there's always a risk when you cut a player. And we've picked up guys from other teams like Carriker and Fletcher - as free agents who have outperformed expectations.

Not to mention -- it's not always reflective of bad judgement. Sometimes when the player does well in a different team, it could be the new team runs a system better suited to their skills.


Still say that we evaluate closely Banks again, but cut him if he doesn't perform. Can't afford to waste the roster spot.

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