He could have been the hometown hero but instead has become the revenging rival.
NFL rookie, Deonte Banks went on a rant on his Instagram Live on Sunday, Nov. 19 after his team, the New York Giants beat division rival, the Washington Commanders. The reason for his incendiary words towards the Commanders is due to Banks not being picked in the NFL draft by the team who instead select another player rather than him. He has not forgotten that.
Although this is only the Giants’ third win of the season, they have gotten two of those wins against the Commanders.
At this year’s NFL draft, the Commanders had the number 16 pick and used it to choose cornerback Emanuel Forbes, leaving Banks to fall to number 24 and being selected by the Giants. Banks also plays the cornerback position. He reminded the Washinton team on Sunday.
“They could’ve (come) and got me at 16 and they didn’t. Now I’m 2-0 against you bum-ass boys. F**k the Commanders. They think they slick. They finna see me two times a year until the end of my career. Two times a year. Should’ve (come) and got me.”
He also threw another jab at Commanders player, Terry McLaurin (who wears number 17), although he did play, it was a poor outing as he caught five passes for 43 yards. Basically, it implies that he shut down number 17.
“I’m just trying to figure out, though, did 17 play today? That’s all I wanna know. Did he play today? Did he play? I just wanna know if he played.”
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The venom that Banks has for the Commanders is due, in part because he grew up in Maryland and apparently wanted to continue playing in the area. He played his high school football in Maryland and had his collegiate playing days at the University of Maryland.
Banks was able to win in front of his hometown crowd at FedEx Field where his team won 31-9.
Giants Rookie Deonte Banks Curses Commanders On Instagram Live Refers To Team As ‘Bum-Ass Boys’