Redskins fire Chris Cooley and Graham Gano. Are Santana Moss and Brandon Banks far behind?

I have relatives who are still mad that the Washington Redskins released Art Monk. News yesterday that the Redskins fired fan favorite Chris Cooley ignited a bombshell. Greg Trippiedi warned me this might happen, but there is still a funereal air around Redskins Park.  Poor Captain Chaos might be grappling with the first or second stage of grief (denial and anger). The death analogy...
Via Redskins Hog Heaven
August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Redskins WR Brandon Banks Must Contribute Offensively To Earn A Roster Spot in 2012

Following Tuesday’s minicamp practices, Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said he’s informed third year kick returner Brandon Banks that he’ll have to contribute on offense if he wants to make the team. Banks is undoubtedly an explosive player, but nagging knee injuries slowed down his ability to return kicks in 2010 and in 2011. To keep him fresh, Mike Shanahan...
Via PPR Fantasy Football
June 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Banks' attacker sentenced to jail time

A man who pleaded guilty to stabbing Washington Redskins kick returner Brandon Banks and a friend during a fight outside a nightclub in February 2011 will spend three months in jail. Jason Shorter was sentenced Monday in Superior Court in Washington. He will also serve three additional months as a result of an incident during which he was pulled over for speeding in May 2011 and...
Via Fox Sports
April 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Brandon Banks: Redskins swept the Super Bowl champs

So Brandon Banks tweeted this after the Giants won on Sunday night. A goodly number of Redskins fans were not terribly amused by that, since the Redskins also finished in last place in the NFC East and went 3-11 in their other 14 games. Read full article >>
Via D.C. Sports Bog
February 06, 2012  |  Discuss

The Southpaw Chronicles: Brandon Banks

Click to view slideshow. After Brandon Banks revealed to the world that he was a lefty with a gadget touchdown pass against the New England Patriots, it piqued my interest in the left-handers on the team. It turns out that lefties comprise 15 percent of the population, but are a brilliant class of people.  There are many famous lefties, including four of the last six presidents...
Via Redskins Blog
December 30, 2011  |  Discuss

Brandon Banks says he’s been just above average

As he enters the final game of his second NFL season, Washington Redskins return specialist Brandon Banks says he’s feeling a bit of desperation. During the preseason, he quashed any doubts that a balky knee would prevent him from again becoming a threat for the Redskins when he returned a punt 95 yards for a touchdown, and also averaged 30.4 yards a kick return, with a long of...
Via Redskins Insider
December 30, 2011  |  Discuss

Brandon Banks unlikely to receive larger role in offense

After lobbying unsuccessfully all season for a role in the Washington Redskins’ offense, return specialist Brandon Banks finally got to contribute outside of special teams when he threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to Santana Moss. But Redskins coach Mike Shanahan doesn’t sound as if he plans on increasing Banks’ role in the final three weeks of the season. Read full article >>
Via Redskins Insider
December 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Trick Play A Keeper With Southpaw Banks

AP Image Last week, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan saw something in the Patriots’ defense that caused him believe they were susceptible to a trick play.  The quarterback would take the snap, hand it off to the running back, who would run to the right side of the field.  He would then flip it to the receiver, who would run an option to the left and either keep it or throw...
Via Redskins Blog
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

Brandon Banks finally breaks one loose

The long season and its new kickoff rules haven’t been kind to Brandon Banks, the Redskins’ second-year return specialist. “I feel like any time I touch the ball I can go the distance,” he said. “Time was ticking and I was getting frustrated with it. But I’m just gonna stay relaxed and when it comes, it comes.” Read full article >>
Via Redskins Insider
November 20, 2011  |  Discuss

Brandon Banks has two more drops

The play of returner Brandon Banks, which should have been a bright spot for the Redskins this season, has instead looked like a sore point in recent weeks. Banks is on the team as a specialist because coaches believe he can make big plays. But Coach Mike Shanahan says Banks is trying so hard to turn in those big plays, he’s instead making big mistakes. Read full article >>
Via Redskins Insider
November 07, 2011  |  Discuss

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