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Brandon Banks Is Underestimated

Posted by Brian Tinsman on August 27, 2011 – 1:33 pm

Brandon Banks is an anomaly.  An undersized football player, playing at the highest level, and dominating at a position that takes punishing hits on every play.

You might say that he’s underestimated.  Now his chest agrees.

Last night, Banks commemorated his struggle for opportunity and respect, with a tattoo reminder.

“I feel like I’ve been underestimated all my life, growing up,” he explained.  “I have a lot of doubters in life so it puts a chip on my shoulder.”

The disrespect and doubt may have been a topic of conversation in Washington last year, but this is something that’s dogged Banks his entire life.

“Ever since I was 6 years old,” he remembered.  “Ever since I was a little Mighty Mite, running 30 pounds, and they’re thinking I couldn’t play football.

“They still don’t.  Not at all.”

Despite big numbers in the return game last year, he still faces the same doubts and criticisms that he’s always had.  The tattoo is a reminder that he has to prove them wrong, “every day. All day. Every day.”


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7 Responses to “Brandon Banks Is Underestimated”

  1. By noname on Aug 27, 2011 | Reply

    I think Brandon banks is the best. i love the way he plays. The people who doubt on hinm are just jelous because they will never be where he is. He plays amazing. It never gets old watching him play football.

  2. By Aron on Aug 28, 2011 | Reply

    Love BB too, but play bro?! Underestimated for a reason, your not on the field enough cause your always hurt?! Get on the field, produce, and shut me up!!!

    Go Skins!!

  3. By cranky fan on Aug 29, 2011 | Reply

    Good thing he doesn’t play for Carolina.

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