24 seconds with Korey Banks

BOB MACKIN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:27 AM ET

B.C. Lions' defensive back Korey Banks is in his fourth season the orange and black. He had a career-high 56 tackles in 2008. He has shifted to nickelback in 2009.

24 hours: The backfield has been together a while. Talk about approaching the new season.

Korey Banks, #24: "You have to get your mistakes out, if you don't get them out early it may happen in the playoffs. We have a new system, take one practice at a time, one game at a time, one plane flight at a time, and everything else will take care."

24: Talk about being the veteran amid all the roster changes. Do you give the newcomers any advice?

#24: "I've been playing this 21 years, even if it wasn't professional I've been playing some type of football with a helmet. If you can't talk football, you can't talk period. The best thing about football is the locker room, the fun we have, you can see we always clown around. It's good to see the new guys up. Now we want to see the next step of them coming in and contributing whatever role they have."

24: Unlike previous years, the Lions are the underdog in 2009.

#24: "It's like being the New England Patriots, you don't hear about anyone talking about the New England Patriots this year, because Tom Brady was hurt. But guess what? Brady is back. It's dangerous when you put a team like that on the back end because expectations are not high. The CFL about who peaks at the end of the year anyway, it doesn't matter about who starts fast. The last quarter of the season dictates the year."


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