Carl Banks is a legendary figure in the landscape of New York sports (I’m obligated to say that by the way).
I’m kidding of course about the obligation part, Banks was a great NFL player. He played for the Giants from 1984-1992, winning two Super Bowls (XXI & XXV) – in Super Bowl XXI he recorded 14 tackles (10 solo) and was named a member of the NFL 1980’s All-Decade Team. So the man they called “Killer” on the gridiron certainly has a resume that speaks for itself.
With all that said, when talking about Banks’ career it’s hard to forget about the Monday night in Philadelphia back in 1988, when Carl did his best to tackle the elusive Randall Cunningham — only to have the Eagles quarterback to remain on his feet and throw an improbable touchdown pass.
Craig took pleasure in bringing up the famous “whiff” and Al “Hughes” Dukes was quick to pile on, informing Banks that he should have wrapped his arms instead of taking the Superman approach that he did.
Be sure to watch the whiff for yourself below the audio…