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Brandon Banks' 2010 kickoff returns

Brandon Banks' 2010 kickoff returns

Here are Brandon Banks' 2010 kickoff returns from the NFL play by play. For my article on how the new kickoff rules may affect Banks' ability to make big returns, go here.

Week 5 Green Bay

No touchbacks

2-M.Crosby kicks 69 yards from GB 30 to WAS 1. 16-B.Banks pushed ob at GB 37 for 62 yards (22-P.Lee). PENALTY on WAS-48-C.Horton, Illegal Block Above the Waist, 8 yards, enforced at WAS 16.

2-M.Crosby kicks 62 yards from GB 30 to WAS 8. 16-B.Banks to WAS 26 for 18 yards (35-K.Hall).

Week 6 Colts

1-P.McAfee kicks 69 yards from IND 30 to WAS 1. 16-B.Banks to WAS 24 for 23 yards (20-J.Tryon). PENALTY on WAS-54-H.Blades, Offensive Holding, 10yard

1-P.McAfee kicks 70 yards from IND 30 to WAS 0. 16-B.Banks pushed ob at WAS 44 for 44 yards (20-J.Tryon).

1-P.McAfee kicks 67 yards from IND 30 to WAS 3. 16-B.Banks to WAS 25 for 22 yards (42-J.James, 96-K.Dawson).

1-P.McAfee kicks 75 yards from IND 30 to WAS -5. 16-B.Banks to WAS 14 for 19 yards (52-C.Glenn).

-P.McAfee kicks 72 yards from IND 30 to WAS -2. 16-B.Banks to WAS 27 for 29 yards (23-D.Townsend). PENALTY on WAS-64-K.Golston, Illegal Wedge, 8yards, enforced at WAS 16

Week 7 at Bears

-R.Gould kicks 61 yards from CHI 30 to WAS 9. 16-B.Banks to WAS 23 for 14 yards. FUMBLES, and recovers at WAS 23. 16-B.Banks to WAS 23 for no gain

9-R.Gould kicks 71 yards from CHI 30 to WAS -1. 16-B.Banks to WAS 28 for 29 yards (81-R.Davis).

9-R.Gould kicks 73 yards from CHI 30 to WAS -3. 16-B.Banks pushed ob at WAS 18 for 21 yards (26-T.Jennings).

Week 8 at Lions

4-J.Hanson kicks 66 yards from DET 30 to WAS 4. 16-B.Banks to WAS 27 for 23 yards (52-V.Ciurciu).

4-J.Hanson kicks 63 yards from DET 30 to WAS 7. 16-B.Banks to DET 47 for 46 yards (23-C.Houston, 4-J.Hanson). PENALTY on DET-55-L.Johnson, Offside

4-J.Hanson kicks 65 yards from DET 30 to WAS 5. 16-B.Banks for 95 yards, TOUCHDOWN NULLIFIED by Penalty. PENALTY on WAS-37-R.Doughty, Illegal Block Above the Waist, 8 yards, enforced at WAS 16

4-J.Hanson kicks 66 yards from DET 30 to WAS 4. 16-B.Banks for 96 yards, TOUCHDOWN. Penalty on DET-23-C.Houston, Offside on Free Kick,declined.

4-J.Hanson kicks 50 yards from DET 30 to WAS 20. 16-B.Banks to WAS 30 for 10 yards (24-J.Wade).

4-J.Hanson kicks 72 yards from DET 30 to WAS -2. 16-B.Banks to WAS 25 for 27 yards (55-L.Johnson).

Week 10 Eagles

4 touchbacks

2-D.Akers kicks 74 yards from PHI 30 to WAS -4. 16-B.Banks pushed ob at WAS 26 for 30 yards (56-A.Jordan)

2-D.Akers kicks 70 yards from PHI 30 to WAS 0. 16-B.Banks to WAS 23 for 23 yards (30-C.Anderson).

2-D.Akers kicks 73 yards from PHI 30 to WAS -3. 16-B.Banks to WAS 19 for 22 yards (51-J.Chaney; 57-K.Clayton).

2-D.Akers kicks 66 yards from PHI 30 to WAS 4. 16-B.Banks to WAS 26 for 22 yards (30-C.Anderson).

2-D.Akers kicks 69 yards from PHI 30 to WAS 1. 16-B.Banks to WAS 24 for 23 yards (53-M.Fokou).

2-D.Akers kicks 64 yards from PHI 30 to WAS 6. 16-B.Banks to WAS 44 for 38 yards (51-J.Chaney, 2-D.Akers).

Week 11 at Titans

2-R.Bironas kicks 75 yards from TEN 30 to WAS -5. 16-B.Banks to WAS 16 for 21 yards (29-R.Mouton).

2-R.Bironas kicks 70 yards from TEN 30 to WAS 0. 16-B.Banks to WAS 21 for 21 yards (53-R.Curran, 59-T.Shaw).

2-R.Bironas kicks 67 yards from TEN 30 to WAS 3. 16-B.Banks pushed ob at WAS 37 for 34 yards (59-T.Shaw).

2-R.Bironas kicks 64 yards from TEN 30 to WAS 6. 16-B.Banks to WAS 24 for 18 yards (57-P.Bailey).

Week 12 Vikings

8-R.Longwell kicks 59 yards from MIN 30 to WAS 11. 16-B.Banks to WAS 17 for 6 yards (50-Erin.Henderson).

8-R.Longwell kicks 65 yards from MIN 30 to WAS 5. 16-B.Banks pushed ob at WAS 37 for 32 yards (54-J.Brinkley).

8-R.Longwell kicks 64 yards from MIN 30 to WAS 6. 16-B.Banks pushed ob at WAS 26 for 20 yards (41-F.Walker).

8-R.Longwell kicks 63 yards from MIN 30 to WAS 7. 16-B.Banks MUFFS catch, and recovers at WAS 7. 16-B.Banks to MIN 28 for 65 yards (54-J.Brinkley).

Week 13 at Giants

9-L.Tynes kicks 61 yards from NYG 30 to WAS 9. 16-B.Banks to WAS 21 for 12 yards (22-B.Jackson).

9-L.Tynes kicks 69 yards from NYG 30 to WAS 1. 16-B.Banks to WAS 28 for 27 yards (34-D.Grant).

Week 14 Bucs

10-C.Barth kicks 66 yards from TB 30 to WAS 4. 16-B.Banks to WAS 25 for 21 yards (33-E.Mack, 18-S.Stroughter).

10-C.Barth kicks 58 yards from TB 30 to WAS 12. 16-B.Banks to WAS 46 for 34 yards (56-D.Watson). PENALTY on WAS-45-M.Sellers, Offensive Holding, 10yards, enforced at WAS 35.

Week 15 at Cowboys

3 touchbacks D. Buehler

18-D.Buehler kicks 69 yards from DAL 30 to WAS 1. 16-B.Banks to WAS 13 for 12 yards (40-D.McCray). Return middle of the field.

18-D.Buehler kicks 68 yards from DAL 30 to WAS 2. 16-B.Banks to WAS 22 for 20 yards (17-S.Hurd).

18-D.Buehler kicks 70 yards from DAL 30 to WAS 0. 16-B.Banks to WAS 22 for 22 yards (36-A.Sendejo; 17-S.Hurd). Return right side outside the yardline

18-D.Buehler kicks 61 yards from DAL 30 to WAS 9. 16-B.Banks to WAS 29 for 20 yards (57-V.Butler, 18-D.Buehler).

18-D.Buehler kicks 72 yards from DAL 30 to WAS -2. 16-B.Banks to WAS 22 for 24 yards (42-B.Church).

Week 16 at Jaguars

10-J.Scobee kicks 61 yards from JAX 30 to WAS 9. 16-B.Banks to WAS 41 for 32 yards (29-W.Middleton). PENALTY on JAX-10-J.Scobee, Face Mask (15 Yards), 15 yards, enforced at WAS 41

10-J.Scobee kicks 60 yards from JAX 30 to WAS 10. 16-B.Banks pushed ob at WAS 32 for 22 yards (59-L.Hart).

10-J.Scobee kicks 60 yards from JAX 30 to WAS 10. 16-B.Banks to WAS 23 for 13 yards (29-W.Middleton).

Week 17 Giants

9-L.Tynes kicks 71 yards from NYG 30 to WAS -1. 16-B.Banks to WAS 20 for 21 yards (90-J.Pierre-Paul).

9-L.Tynes kicks 75 yards from NYG 30 to WAS -5. 16-B.Banks to WAS 23 for 28 yards (34-D.Grant).

9-L.Tynes kicks 75 yards from NYG 30 to WAS -5. 16-B.Banks to WAS 16 for 21 yards (93-A.Hall, 37-M.Coe).

 

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Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—Costly cornerbacks, offseason blueprint

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Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—Costly cornerbacks, offseason blueprint

Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, February 17, 25 days before NFL free agency starts.

The Redskin week that was

My weekly look at some of the most popular posts and hottest topics on RealRedskins.com and NBCSportsWashington.com.

An offseason blueprint for the Redskins—Should the Redskins focus their free agency money on keeping their own? In addition to unrestricted free agents Zach Brown and Trent Murphy, they need to consider extensions for Brandon Scherff, Preston Smith, and Jamison Crowder. That could chew up a bunch of the approximately $31 million of cap space that they have. They may get some help on the market but most of their improvement should come from the draft and from within.

Redskins offseason will hit warp speed soon—With the exception of the Alex Smith trade, which actually hasn’t happened yet, there hasn’t been much going on with the Redskins. That is going to change soon, check out the post for the calendar and how the events matter for the Redskins.

No mixed messages from Alex Smith—In a radio interview, Alex Smith said that he was “jacked” to be a part of the Redskins. Now, the phrase often repeated here is that you shouldn’t listen to what they say, you should watch what they do. And the moment that he signs the reported four-year extension that he has negotiated with the team, a deal that likely would put him in Washington for the rest of his career, we will see his actions backing up his words. Then we will know.

What we know, and what we think, of the Su'a Cravens situation—This will be a true test of the acumen of the front office. It’s a very tricky situation. The Redskins have to decide if they want to keep Cravens. Should they decide to keep him, there will be a lot of smoothing over of ruffled feelings that would need to be done over and trust in Cravens would have to be restored. If they don’t want him around, they have to make it look like they are willing to go into the season with him in order to be able to trade him. Otherwise, teams may just wait for them to cut him and sign him as a free agent. Again, don’t listen to what they say, watch what they do.

Tweet of the week

Quarterback is not the only NFL position with rising salaries. The players teams hire to try to stop opposing QBs, cornerbacks, are getting expensive, too. Bashaud Breeland is a good cornerback, not a great one. His coverage skills are solid, he’s a good team player (if a bit of a hothead at times) and his work ethic is not questioned. For a fourth-round pick who everybody thought left Clemson a year too early, he has done well for himself But he hasn’t made a Pro Bowl and he hasn’t even come close enough to be considered a snub. Breeland has eight interceptions in four years in the league with a high of three in 2016.

The price tag for good at cornerback is likely to be in the vicinity of $10 million per season. And good for him if he gets it. But with the Redskins employing Josh Norman, who has cap hits in the range of $14.5 million-$16.9 million over the next three years, it would be difficult to fit him in. Truth be told, Breeland has probably been destined to leave as a free agent ever since Norman signed his contract in April of 2016.

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Timeline  

Days until:

—NFL Combine (3/1) 12
—NFL Draft (4/26) 68
—2018 NFL season starts (9/9) 204

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Cousins would reportedly look to file grievance if Redskins use franchise tag on him

Cousins would reportedly look to file grievance if Redskins use franchise tag on him

The Redskins might try to franchise tag quarterback Kirk Cousins to try to get some compensation for him as he leaves. But Cousins’ camp might not let that happen without a fight.

According to Albert Breer of the MMQB, Cousins might file a grievance if he is tagged, saying that the Redskins would be violating the spirit of the rules regarding the use of the franchise tag. He would be seeking to have the tag voided because the team clearly isn ’t interested in reaching a long-term deal with him given the acquisition of Alex Smith. The tag is supposed to be used to buy time to get an agreement done, not to squat on a player’s rights in order to trade him.

There is precedent for the tag being used in order to facilitate a trade. In 2009, the Patriots tagged quarterback Matt Cassel. They clearly had no intention of keeping him as they had Tom Brady on the roster. But New England pulled it off, shipping Cassel and linebacker Mike Vrabel to the Chiefs for a second-round pick.

But it is up to the player to object to being tagged and for whatever reason Cassel and his agent went along with the tag and trade rather than fighting for free agency.

It looks like Cousins ’camp won’t go as quietly.

It’s up to the Redskins to make the first move. The window to be able to tag a player opens on Tuesday with the deadline coming on March 6. We will see how things play out after that.

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