Banner was a big reason that TO never got a deal.
Banner was a huge reason Westbrook held out and actually said he wasn't worth the money. The amount Westy didn't budge on, finally received, and then Lurie said that banner would not be talking to media about player contracts anymore. I remember it being a hand slap at the time.
Banner was a huge reason Dawkins was insulted with the offer they gave him which led to him leaving.
Makes you wonder if he was the main reason we dealt with the worst set of starting WR's for the first 5 years.
I said for years that we wasted money paying guys in advance, which demotivated them, instead of actually improving the team. It was good financial moves, but you cannot treat players like stocks and futures.
Banner is brilliant as a bean counter. But he is not needed as much with the way the cap is now. He is a big reason I said long ago that this team has a conflict between it's business model and that of a championship model. Banner needs to stay in the business world and get out of sports, imho. He is great at what he does - but I don't think it is served best in the sports arena.