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Fastest Redskins Debate, Version 2.012

Posted by Brian Tinsman on April 2, 2012 – 5:14 pm

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During the darkest hours of last offseason’s lockout, Redskins receivers Anthony Armstrong and Brandon Banks livened up the debate with a playful Twitter war of who would be faster in a foot race.

While the race was never consummated (due to concerns of injuries), the merit of each competitor was debated back and forth, 140 characters at a time.  Banks is traditionally thought of as the team’s speedster, but special teams coordinator Danny Smith has clocked Armstrong at a sub-4.2 on kickoff coverage.

Whichever man is faster, we may never know–but other Redskins receivers threw their hats in the ring this afternoon, declaring their shot at the title of ‘The Fastest Redskin.’

Here’s a Twitter recap between Brandon Banks (@SpeedyBanks16), Niles Paul (@Niles_Paul) and Terrence Austin (@Terrence_Austin), with their respective merits: Read more »

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Fastest Redskin Still TBD

Posted by Brian Tinsman on September 13, 2011 – 11:54 am

The Redskins got a lot younger and a lot faster this offseason, but the superlative of fastest Redskins player could come down to some familiar faces.

Last season, the “argument” arose between receiver Anthony Armstrong and returner Brandon Banks as to who was the true speed demon.  But due to the injury hazards of racing for a rather meaningless title, the contest has been postponed indefinitely.

But it can still be debated.

Last night on Twitter, a fan asked the two who was faster, with predictable responses:

So now that the debate is renewed, let’s let you decide, based on what you’ve seen out on the field:

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