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Lorenzo Alexander
Seeking a spark from special teams

Nearly every time Brandon Banks has taken in a kick, headed upfield and been tackled, he has bounced up and pounded the ball in frustration. Each time, the message seems the same: If not for that one man, that last man to beat, that would have been the one that went the distance. "He can't do it alone," Washington Redskins special teams coach Danny Smith said. "That's for sure." A year ago, Banks was all but alone as a playmaker for the Redskins, and his returns of kicks and punts were the one reason to stop and pay attention. This season has been different. Banks' longest punt returns of the year came Sunday in a 27-24 overtime loss to the Dallas...

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