Washington Redskins Need to Expand the Brandon Banks Experiment

October 21, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Before the start of the season, it was made clear that Brandon Banks would have to make the roster on more than just his purported ability in the return game. He made the Washington Redskins' roster following a so-so preseason where he returned one punt for a touchdown and caught three passes for 54 yards.
Since the start of the regular season, Banks has figured very little into the Redskins offensive game plan, and that needs to change.
There is no questioning the speed that Banks possesses. However diminutive he may be, Banks can fly with the ball in his hands. His biggest issue is field awareness and vision.
Too often has Banks run side to side hoping for a lane to open, where a sensible return man would hedge his best and plow forward or, heaven forbid, set up a block or two.
With his success in the return game limited this season, a respectable 26.3 yards per kick return and a mediocre 5.4 yards per punt return, Banks should have to prove his worth on offense. ...

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