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With Speedy’s punt return last night that marked his 9th return TD for his career (minus the like other 9 or so that have been called back lol Gizmo says bite me I know), but regardless that puts him fifth all time in return TDS, and also just 3 behind the legendary Earl Winfield.
First off it is pretty insane the run Banks has been on since he hit the league…Cats had Thigpen, then Chris Williams but then they found Banks (in between a few other real good returners who got hurt), and he has somehow made it very easy to forget Thigpen and Williams ever returned kicks in the Hammer. On top of that he will probably tie or surpass Earl the Pearl this year who is an absolute legend in Hamilton.
Point of my thread is how close do you think he will get to Gizmo?? He is far far away right now and I doubt he ever catches him, but how far can he climb?Can he at least catch Levingston who was amazing back in the mid 2000s? I am sure a few people have some flashbacks with that name. The list currently looks like this from what I can find (if it’s wrong please correct me):
Gizmo - 34
Bashir Levingston - 15 (correction)
Earl Winfield - 12
Brandon Banks - 9
Drew stated that Banks is averaging a return touchdown every 4 games, so if you do the math that’d be probably 5 this year adding two he already has, puts him up to 12 with Earl, then if he can average 4 per season for next 5 years that’d slot him 2 behind Gizmo, then he’d have to figure out how to score the other three. Not completely impossible I guess but still a long shot, he has proven he knows how to do it over, and over, and over again, just don’t know if he can continue to for 5 more season at this pace and with flags being thrown on nearly every freaking punt return.
Anyways just some food for thought, Brandon Banks has become my second favourite Tiger-Cat of all time behind Archie Amerson, just never want to be away from the TV or your seat when the ball is in his hands. Here’s to many more Speedy! :rockin: