Originally posted on Grits Blitz  |  Last updated 6/28/13
We've talked about the Brian Banks story a lot this off-season. He's a guy that we are all rooting for and hoping that he makes the Falcons 2013 squad. This week he went on Rich Eisen's podcast. Usually Rich has two or three guests on each episode but this one was just Brian Banks as he joined Rich in his studio. Here is a link to the podcast (you can also click over to DLed's site as he has a transcript up here but I would highly recommend listening to the podcast). I'm not going to go through the interview line by line but here are a few take-aways: - He's in a good place in his life right now. Football is #1 in his life right now and he chose for it to be #1. Feels the best revenge (for his situation) is success instead of just sitting around and complaining. - Was ranked 11th in the Nation as a MLB in high school. Was verbally committed to USC and Pete Carroll going into his senior season. Rich and Brian re-hash the events that led up to his incarceration. The details of this must be listened to as Rich does a great job talking with Brian as Brian goes over these gut wrenching details. This is a really a must listen. - When he got a shot last year with the Seahawks (and other teams) he had just been exonerated and he wasn't physically ready for it but it gave him a better perspective on what was needed on his end to make a team. Mike Smith and Thomas Dimitroff gave him a try-out two weeks before the season last year and told him they were impressed by him but the timing wasn't right. - He is fully consumed right now in the opportunity he has with the Falcons. He considers himself more of a "dream chaser" than an athlete and he is looking to take back a dream that was taken away from him. - There is a documentary in the works by the same person who did Undefeated and they are under negotiations for a feature film of his life story.
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