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Does Cris Carter think D. Hall is stealing money?



Chatting here, now.

Continuing their media saturation campaign, the Redskins managed to grab a segment during ESPN's Monday Night Countdown this week, when Cris Carter decided to spotlight poor tackling by DeAngelo Hall.

"Week number one, Mario Manningham, watch DeAngelo Hall right here, misses him, Manningham scores a touchdown," Carter said, showing a clip of the above play. "Week number five against the Panthers, fourth quarter, a minute to go, Jake Delhomme stiff-arms you, gets the first down! Now this offseason [Hall] got a 6-year, $54-million contract. And right here, last weekend against Dwayne Bowe, two-hand touch again," Carter continued, referencing the play below, captured by The Post's Toni L. Sandys.

"If you're gonna take the money, get a mask!" Carter concluded. "C'mon, man!"

The segment, of course, is called "C'mon, man!" and the implication seems to be that Hall is stealing money. Not sure I'd agree, but this certainly is the time for the national media to pile on. Everybody else is.


By Dan Steinberg  |  October 20, 2009; 11:33 AM ET
Categories:  Media , Redskins  
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Comments

I watched that segment last night, and I have to agree with Carter's assessment. How do you get stiff-armed by a 90-year old QB and whiff on tackles? Last time I checked, NFL football was a CONTACT sport. C'MON MAN!!!

Posted by: desidrew | October 20, 2009 11:55 AM | Report abuse

One of my BIGGEST gripes about the way the current front office is run, is that they never seem to grasp the concept of "performance based incentives".

Every single big free agent, whether via trade for draft picks or via winning the offseason, comes with a bloated, record-setting, mamoth contract loaded with guaranteed money. The raiders CUT d-hall last season. Was there really this huge demand for an overrated CB with a big mouth and a reputation for blowing big plays, that requried an immediate contract worthy of Asante Samuel? Why couldn't they have included a "you must tackle a lead footed quarterback to recieve some of your millions" clause in the contract?

It's as if Danny enjoys the flashiness of a big signing without thinking about whether or not it's a smart football decision (NO!) It just perpetuates the environment that the Redskins are nothing but a bunch of overpaid millionaires who don't give two craps about winning once they've gotten here.

Posted by: jbanks979 | October 20, 2009 12:07 PM | Report abuse

This is the same DeAngelo Hall who got cut by one of the worst teams (Raiders) last season, but Skins thought he was top CB to give him huge $$$$.

GO $KIN$........

Posted by: ENJOYA | October 20, 2009 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Gee...maybe if he tried playing closer than 10 yards off the line of scrimmage, he might get used to making contact!!!

Posted by: WVSkinsfan55 | October 20, 2009 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Not much on tackling, very little cover skills, highly overpaid. Catches a ball every once in a while when the QB makes a mistake.

Hall is just another example of what is wrong with this team and when someone finally does come in and get things corrected, he won't be around.

Posted by: outrbnksm | October 20, 2009 12:15 PM | Report abuse

I'm old and I've seen a bunch 'o incompetent and dysfunctional organizations of all types, but this one takes the cake (and apparently gave it to Big Albert).

Posted by: jnsbear | October 20, 2009 12:55 PM | Report abuse

I for one aplaud Hall. He figured DC out last season. You invite the owner to your Birthday Party or house warming. "hang out" with him. Maybe even suggest to Cerrato or to the Danny that they could have played in the NFL. Once those two are enamored the Brinks truck backs up and dumps the money at your front door.
Congrats to him and Portis for figuring out the only power in this organization lies with Danny and Danny will kinda listen to Vinny but in the end if you bonded with him you can get a bigger check in the offseason. Boycott the Danny

Posted by: Hank4 | October 20, 2009 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Again - this will fall under the category of Who really cares? They all steal money for not playing...it's the easiest NFL gig out there.

Posted by: lylewimbledon | October 20, 2009 1:05 PM | Report abuse

I am convinced that D-Hall is allergic to physical contact. I think he's a graduate of the Deion Sanders school of pretend tackling. Lesson #1: if the guy is running down the sidelines, run next to him and try to convince him through conversation the benefits of stepping out of bounds. If that doesn't work, grab a hammy and limp to the sidelines. Sounds about right.

Posted by: ralston21 | October 20, 2009 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Randel-El is stealing money too. Everytime I see him faircatch without someone within 10 yards of him or fall down without being touched, I wonder why no one makes a bigger deal of this.

Posted by: fushezzi | October 20, 2009 1:17 PM | Report abuse

i wish i could play football like hall...just for the money obviously!!!

if only snyder worked at microsoft...then i could take him for millions too!!!

Posted by: deadskin | October 20, 2009 1:19 PM | Report abuse

SOMEBODY NEEDS TO CALL HIM OUT!!!

It was more plays than that he could point out.

Posted by: simplewords999 | October 20, 2009 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Randel El is currently paid as a #1 reciever on most NFL teams.

And yet he does........what exactly on the redskins?

Posted by: jbanks979 | October 20, 2009 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Portis Papers are Straight, and so are mine!


Sincerely,

D Hall!

Posted by: rlomax67 | October 20, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

am convinced that D-Hall is allergic to physical contact. I think he's a graduate of the Deion Sanders school of pretend tackling. Lesson #1: if the guy is running down the sidelines, run next to him and try to convince him through conversation the benefits of stepping out of bounds. If that doesn't work, grab a hammy and limp to the sidelines. Sounds about right.


The only difference: Deion has a few rings and is a sure first ballot HOFamer! D Hall? NOT!

Posted by: rlomax67 | October 20, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

That's all well and good, and I'm not convinced he's a great CB, but the fact is that he put us back in conention with interception returns on two different Sundays.

Posted by: jahs4fun | October 20, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

That's all well and good, and I'm not convinced he's a great CB, but the fact is that he put us back in conention with interception returns on two different Sundays.

Posted by: jahs4fun

He also blew the panthers game two weeks ago when he couldn't tackle an aging lead-footed qb. Interceptions are great, but they're only a small (bonus) part of a cornerbacks responsibilities. If you're not sure he's a great cornerback, then why is he paid like one? Why couldn't his contract have included a bonus for interceptions, occasionally tackling, and not giving every wide reciever a 10-20 yard cushion?

Posted by: jbanks979 | October 20, 2009 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Sign DG28

Posted by: fushezzi | October 20, 2009 4:33 PM | Report abuse

I'm mixed on Hall. He's the best corner the team has. He has left some to be desired on some open field tackles, but he has done well in most other situations. It's slightly annoying when people pick and chose situations and don't consider the body of work. Except for that first game where he was horrible, he has played pretty well. The bad/missed open field tackles that have been highlighted the past two weeks are actually the result of the scheme and positioning more than his inability to tackle.

Posted by: sitruc | October 20, 2009 10:39 PM | Report abuse

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