Banks

Speedy B seems to have lost all confidence. He seems scared out there. Maybe he's lost a step? Maybe put someone else back there as he isn't getting the job done. Anyone know the status of Terrell Sinkfield? Noticed he's still on the Vikings roster as a CB. Would sure be nice to have him on our roster.

The Blocking for him is the SH_TS and is not improving Special teams :thdn: I watched him on every kick return with my binoculars and he has the explosive start after the ball is caught but the gap closes almost instantly with zero openings not much options in his line of sight

The thing we noticed about Banks last night was that he hesitates as the approaches the "wall" this year, rather than just "exploding" into it as he has in the past. Or he slows and tries a little stutter step or a dipsy-doodle move, which usually gives the tacklers time to close in and cut him off. In the past, he seemed to disappear into that first wave of tacklers and then pop out the other side. When he goes wide, it looks like he mis-times his cut upfield and runs out of room, and out of bounds. Of course, the pursuit is probably taking a better angle on him and forcing that wider cut.

Maybe I am overly one-sided, but it seems Banks takes a lot of hits out-of-bounds, even when he has clearly gone beyond the wide side-line markers. Not enough to draw a flag, apparently, but usually enough to take his feet out and force him to either run into the advertising boards or to twist his body awkwardly as he falls or avoids contact with barriers or players. He is not a big guy and I would think that constant pounding has to have an effect on his stamina and maybe his willingess to charge into the pursuit?

Having said all that, IMO, his return yards are still acceptable, given that he returns a lot of kicks, and takes a lot of hits. We are just not seeing the big returns for TDs, but I think that tends to happen with all returners over their careers. A step slower, a tad wiser?

Banks is over paid for what he contributes to the team...his best days are behind him time to cut ties his money is better used elsewhere...too much $$$ for a very part time player at best

i have been a Banks supporter but lets try someone else. He poses very little threat unfortunately.

One man a return does not make!

Didn't want to say it, but i'm sure everyone is thinking it...ever since his drug use suspension he is not the same returner

You're definitely not the first to think it, or to say it. Not saying it's related, but that does seem to be around the time when his performance dropped off.

They showed a couple clips where Austin was talking to Banks not looking happy at all and than you see Banks laughing at him.
So this could mean a few things I am fairly certain that it was not a "friendly conversation" or a joking one at that it could mean he really doesn't have respect for the Coach, he is pissed off, he just doesn't care anymore.

Banks just doesn't seem to be into the game as he was before. This being said I think that please note the I THINK that if something doesn't change within the organization (coaching staff ) than maybe it is time for Banks and the Cats to move on.

The blocking for Banks is pathetic. On that one return where he got hammered in the legs causing him to almost somersault through the air there were four Cats about 5 yards in front of him and two Lions knifed right through the four untouched.

I agree the blocking has not been great but Banks is not showing the same burst that he used to show.
Even on kickoff returns where nobody is around him for the first 15 yards he does not look to be dangerous.
He used to get everyone out of their seats and even on average returns at least looked dangerous to break something.

I seem to remember he used to run in one direction, the cut against the grain to the other side, something he doesn't seem to do anymore. He definitely seems hesitant. I wonder if we could get anything for him in a trade?

How much would you give for an overpaid, underachieving admitted drug user with a lousy attitude?

Same old song and dance how much you boys want to bet?$! That ok he is starting to not be one of Austins boys, and ok let's blame him not the Special teams new coach or the players doing the blocking . Ok he is not productive in our SYSTEM they salary dump him and guess what he like MANY other EX TICATS move on elsware say the Argos and guess what?! DAAAAA he does great !!! And the rest is proven Fu_cking History sounds familiar like say 10 former players wise!?

Are you guys fricken blind ?!

blocking and special teams set up , Schemes is not up to snuff
Stop blaming overall the players !

It's Coaching and Management that is the BIG problem !

I don't know, but if we release him, and someone else picks him up, and then trades him for some other player, I know exactly who will be on this board shouting about how it never even dawned on the Ticats to hang onto him indefinitely until a trade offer came along.

You boys want to point fingers at a single player in your opinion not doing his job well I'll point my finger at ........CJ Gable who has done absolutely sweet d_ck Fu__ all!!! Send his arse packing!!

Yes, after having been burned big time on the Dyakowski giveaway, perhaps Kent Tillman is now stubbornly hanging on to Banks. Frankly, I can't think of many other reasons why Banks remains on the team. :stuck_out_tongue:

How much would you give for an overpaid, underachieving admitted drug user with a lousy attitude?
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I don't know, but if we release him, and someone else picks him up, and then trades him for some other player, I know exactly who will be on this board shouting about how it never even dawned on the Ticats to hang onto him indefinitely until a trade offer came along.
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Yes, after having been burned big time on the Dyakowski giveaway, perhaps Kent Tillman is now stubbornly hanging on to Banks. Frankly, I can't think of many other reasons why Banks remains on the team. :stuck_out_tongue:
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Go to CFL Stats before you bash #16 for returns he is

[url=https://www.cfl.ca/stats/?stat_category=punt_returns&season=2017]https://www.cfl.ca/stats/?stat_category ... eason=2017[/url]

top 10 he is #10 with sh_t blocking

Get rid of this over paid injury prone bum! CJ Gable around 30 th in rushing even Zack has more yards!

[url=https://www.cfl.ca/stats/?stat_category=rushing&season=2017]https://www.cfl.ca/stats/?stat_category ... eason=2017[/url]

So before you say get rid of speedy do your math!

+1 on this

Soooomuch negativity in TiCat-land. Horrible. Speedy is no worst than the rest of the team at this point of the season. Everyone just relax. It's not just a single player, it's not the coach, it's just about everyone on the team and yes, injuries/suspensions/etc all play a part. Are the players fed up with Kent? Maybe but they need to suck it up and move on like big boys!!!! Time will tell what this team is made of and if it's an out of playoff season than so be it. Until then, JUST RELAX and stop with the negative crap!!! :cowboy: