Legendary Linebacker Carl Banks is in the New York Giants Ring of Honor and was named to the NFL’s 1980s All-Decade Team. He helped the G-Men hoist two Lombardi Trophies as a member of the Big Blue Wrecking Crew.
Banks also played for the Cleveland Browns for two seasons and is a current analyst for MSG Network. He can be found on Giants Training Camp Live this August (Monday-Thursday, 6 p.m.), covering his former team along with fellow Giants legends Amani Toomer, Shaun O’Hara, and David Diehl.
In an interview with GMEN HQ, the former All-Pro linebacker broke down Big Blue’s upcoming season and what he’s seen so far through training camp.
Banks has been impressed with the new coaching staff and can already sense a difference from last year’s training camp.
"“I think they’re doing a good job. I think the players are engaged, energized and excited, which tells me that the coaching staff is connecting with them. Seems like they’re going through practices with very little complaints about how things are run, which is always a good thing.” “Yeah, you don’t hear Pat Shurmur a lot. He’s more direct with his players when he does his corrections, so very seldom, if ever, have I seen him screaming audibly where everyone can hear it. It’s a more direct approach.”"