Hall 'Couldn't Make a Play to Save My Life'
For much of the Redskins' loss to the Giants on Sunday, fans online were unleashing a steady stream of dissatisfaction in the direction of DeAngelo Hall. All the usual stuff: He was reverting to what he had done in Oakland, he was satisfied after getting the big contract, his head wasn't in the game, etc. etc.
I've found Hall to be one of the best talkers at Redskins Park this summer, and he didn't disappoint after the game. He was even more critical of his play than many fans had been when talking to Comcast SportsNet's Kelli Johnson, even dismissing his own interception.
"I feel like the guy that just couldn't make a play to save my life," he said. "Carlos Rogers played lights out, didn't get to a couple balls his way but defended them all great. You know, Fred Smoot had a great play on third down....The interception, great play by LaRon Landry. He came out of the middle of the field---I was actually beat on the play--he came out of the middle of the field, made a good breakup, and I was able to catch the tip. But those guys played lights out, so I've got to go back to the drawing board and work on some things."
Hall was asked whether he was beating himself up for his mistakes during the game; "Not at all, not at all," he said. "I mean, you're still out there trying to be patient, trying to wait for something to come. You know, you've got to stay relaxed. This is a long game, 60-minute game. Something happens, you go out there and make another play. A play for a play, an eye for an eye, that's kind of the motto we go by, and we just didn't make them when we had opportunities to."
Even when asked what lessons the team could draw from the loss, Hall circled back to criticizing himself.
"You know, we definitely need to tackle better, myself probably No. 1 on that list," he said. "We've got to get off the field on third down, that's the money down, that's the most crucial part of the game is third down. We've got to get off the field. Hell, I even made a stupid mistake on special teams, you know, got a block in the back. So all around, I just didn't execute and play to my ability at all."
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