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, Joan of Arc, Alexander the Great, and Bart Simpson.
With the help of Redskins.com’s Jessica Monaldo and receiver Anthony Armstrong, I identified the southpaws on the team, and sought to find out what makes them so brilliant.
I began my search with Banks, the man who inspired my mission.
Banks’s world-class speed is well documented, and vision allows him to find creases in the coverage, and accelerate upfield. Although rarely used, he also has the type of game-changing speed on offense that forces defenses to respect all that he can do.
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Linebacker Alfred Fincher decided to go with the mohawk look a few days into camp, as Brian Murphy at Homer McFanboy has exhaustively documented. I had asked Fincher about the cut — “I was just trying to break up the monotony of camp and try to shake things up,” he told me — but then he got dinged up the next day and the whole thing started to seem like a bad omen for him, so I didn’t follow up.
According to Murphy, half the team liked Fincher’s look and the other half didn’t. But when kicker Shaun Suisham and safety Kareem Moore were in the ice bath discussing Lendy Holmes‘s hairstyle the other day, the conversation quite naturally turned to the team’s other notable haircut, and they came out solidly in favor.
“I had a Mohawk before,” Moore was explaining. “In college. Mine was nice, though. I had the mohawk fade. Like it was high, but my sides were like they are now. And I had little designs on the side.”
“Would that be a frohawk?” Suisham asked.
Moore paused for a second, thinking. Read more »
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