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Rocky McIntosh launches a Riddell campaign

In addition to taking a swipe at Albert Haynesworth, Rocky McIntosh also announced his team's Riddell Campaign this week on the LaVar and Dukes Show. That means they're going to hit people hard. Or often. Or often and hard. With their heads. And/or their helmets. Or maybe their helmeted heads.

"Man, it's take no prisoners," he said. "We're going on a Riddell Campaign. We're bringing it to cities around here: Philadelphia, New York, all these guys, man, and we ain't taking no prisoners. It's cutthroat, man. [Mike Shanahan] wants to win, he wants to win big, he wants to stop the run, and we're gonna stop the run and bring it on back."

Someone's been telling these guys about Philadelphia and New York. Here's what DeAngelo Hall told Comcast SportsNert's Ivan Carter a few hours later when asked about the season opener against Dallas:

"C'mon man, the Cowboys? That's what us Redskins fans, that's what we live and die, we live and die that Cowboys game, the Giants and Eagles. That first one man, that's gonna kind of set the tone for the season. That's gonna set the tone for the season. The world's gonna see that we're a new team. A new team, new faces, new personalities."

Hall has always been a very shy and reserved man in my experience, reluctant to make any sort of brash news-making statements, but something must have snapped inside him on Wednesday night, because he also said this:

"We feel like with this team we're assembling right now and the coaching staff and the guys we have, we feel like we can be a force to be reckoned with....Nobody's out there coasting, trying to conserve anything. We're all out there trying to impress these coaches and let 'em know what we can do. Guys are ready, guys are ready. And like I said, I still stand behind my statement, we're gonna win a lot of games. We're gonna win a lot of games this season and we're gonna make these fans happy."

Someone please burn my entire DeAngelo Hall archive of posts if things don't go well this season. I don't think I'll be able to bear the evidence.

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 8, 2010; 3:22 PM ET
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Hope springs eternal! I'm on board.

Kill 'em all.


Posted by: JohnnyBlades | July 8, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: prescrunk | July 9, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

rocky had me hyped after hearing him on the radio. i've never heard him like that b4 especially the statements bout fat a$$.. haslett must be tuned in this cats ear n got him ready to lead that D.. i guess it being a contract year for him also helps.. HTTR & we want dallas!!!

Posted by: cboyhater | July 11, 2010 7:59 AM | Report abuse

Talk is 'nice'

If you don't back it up, then talk is cheap

We look forward to the RESULTS

Posted by: kahlua87 | July 11, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Who cares about those Cowgirls from Texas?
Those with inferiority complexes please step forward. Case opened--Case closed.

Posted by: CTaylor42 | July 11, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

All aboard the "my way or the highway" express. The express was used to great affect by Tom (4 minutes early is 1 minute late) Coughlin in NY. The express will turn a bad team into a mediocre team and a mediocre team into a good team virtually overnight. When you look at the number of close games this team lost over the last 2 years, this is a mediocre (not bad) team. They will play like a "good" team this year.

Posted by: ProfessorWrightBSU | July 12, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

I hope this isn't where the heartache begins.

Posted by: newmexicofan | July 13, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Who wants a corner who lacks confidence?

Posted by: MadeRED | July 15, 2010 8:52 AM | Report abuse

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