“I always had an issue with being a game player, not a practice player,” said Banner. “It stared like that in second grade because I was five foot and I didn’t want to hurt my friends. My dad told me when you play football, you’re allowed to hit people. I never grasped that until I got around Maurkice Pouncey. I don’t mind hitting anymore. In practice, in the indoor just working with Chuks (Okorafor), I learned to hit. When you get to that meeting room and the camera turns on, it took just two times for him to cuss me out and say this is what we do. You can do better. Pouncey said it.