Some New York fans took it personally when word got out yesterday that legendary Giants linebacker Carl Banks was at New England practice, decked out in full Patriots gear.
But Banks, who also serves as a color commentator on the Giants radio broadcast team, said he had the blessing of his bosses, and considered it a “great honor,” to help Bill Belichick coach.
Banks played under Belichick when the current Pats boss was a Bill Parcells assistant with the Giants.
Banks posted an extended Twitter message (well beyond the normal 140 characters), saying he didn’t understand the “outrage.”
“#4PATSSAKE why the outrage.. LMAO.. For those who don`t know Yes I am a LOYAL supporter of Bill B Bd my best friend and coach Pepper Johnson.. So when they asked me to come to camp to assist with some areas in which I have a particular skill set that can help his players get better during camp I said absolutely. I grew up in his D both with @giants and #Browns and helping with the Nuances is a great honor. And BTW I am here with the approval of my Bosses @giants so please exhale.. Plus they’re AFC lol”
In the world of twitter acromyns, that translates roughly to: “Hey, look over there Giants fans, it’s Jerry Jones.”