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DeAngelo Hall responds to Jay Cutler


(By Jonathan Newton - TWP)


The DeAngelo Hall-Jay Cutler feud has a back story, dating to September of 2008, when the Broncos whipped the Raiders on Monday Night Football and Eddie Royal had an enormous debut. The then-rookie recorded nine receptions for 146 yards and two touchdowns, "most of it against Hall," according to reports. Here's a note from the Denver Post that week:

With Broncos star receiver Brandon Marshall missing the opener to serve his one-game suspension, Mike Shanahan built his game plan around Royal beating Hall. Afterward, Hall said the Broncos outschemed the Raiders - a term that points a finger at the coaching staff. Cutler scoffed at that notion. "We played one-on-one football with them; we didn't outscheme them," Cutler said. "Eddie Royal beat DeAngelo Hall time after time after time. That's what happened."

Other reports indicated that Cutler laughed while saying this. Then this week, after Hall tied the NFL record for interceptions against Cutler, the quarterback remained unimpressed, saying "if we had to play them tomorrow, I'd go at him every time, if we could."

During a late-morning appearance on SportsCenter, that clip was played for Hall, who laughed in turn.

"You know what man, Jay's a little bit, he don't really understand, I guess, the game, the game of football," Hall said on Monday. "And in the game of football, you're gonna see guys several times in their career. You know, he completed four passes against me when I was out in Oakland and he was in Denver on a Monday Night Football game, and I knew leading up to the game he was still feeling good about that. He made some smart, snide comments about that after that game, so I knew definitely he was gonna try to come out there and try me, and it didn't work for him."

Later, Hall was asked about the Bears' offensive personnel.

"They've got some great players, they've got some great players," he said. "They've definitely got some players out there, man....Jay's a good quarterback. He has that swagger and that confidence that you like out of your quarterback. If he's on your team, you love him to death, you'll ride or die with him. if he's not on your team, he's a guy that's gonna get into it with almost everybody on the field....They've got the weapons. They've got the weapons, man. But I guess our scheme and our guys just wanted it a little bit more that day."

By Dan Steinberg  | October 25, 2010; 11:33 AM ET
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Comments

He was very non-DeAngelo about that

Posted by: trousers | October 25, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

pitch-perfect response by DH

Posted by: danredmondfootball | October 25, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Ask Phillip Rivers what he thinks of Cutler.

Posted by: Parlett316 | October 25, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Wow. DeAngelo has really grown up. To not take the bait and rise above it...that's impressive. Nicely done.

Posted by: PDiddy | October 25, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

When you start to sound like more of a punk than Me'Angelo himself, you probably better shut up (especially when Me'Angelo is staying above the fray for the first time in his life)

Posted by: SHLL | October 25, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Wow, great response. DeAngelo sometimes can go off but he is really well-spoken.

Posted by: rachel216 | October 25, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Hard to believe Cutler's comments, but harder yet to believe Hall's docile response. 23 didn't drop any picks OR any F bombs!

Posted by: bitterooter | October 25, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Yes, surprising lack of Me'Angelo in those comments. Give him time, though. It wasn't a month ago that he declared himself owner of the defense.

Posted by: plikkkk | October 25, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

The obvious rebuttal would have been that every corner in the league would love to play against Cutler every week but DH took the high road I guess... borrrring

Posted by: Andrew39 | October 25, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Wow. DeAngelo has really grown up. To not take the bait and rise above it...that's impressive. Nicely done.

Posted by: PDiddy | October 25, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Is this the same PDiddy I used to battle with way back in the RI days? Good to see you on here old foe. I actually completely agree with your assessment here. My biggest complaint with Hall has always been his mouth. This was a pretty mature response and good to see him take the high road.

Posted by: Barno1 | October 25, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

No need for DHall to get ugly after the game. He let his play do his talking for him today - a rare but appreciated treat for me as a fan. I'd like to see the players that have a game like DHall did yesterday to treat it as if they've done it before and move on to the next game.

I'm sooooooooo glad we didn't get Cutler last year. Seem like he has the fire in him. But sometimes that fire can cause you to get burned.

Posted by: BenThere | October 25, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

No need for DHall to get ugly after the game. He let his play do his talking for him today - a rare but appreciated treat for me as a fan. I'd like to see the players that have a game like DHall did yesterday to treat it as if they've done it before and move on to the next game.

I'm sooooooooo glad we didn't get Cutler last year. Seem like he has the fire in him. But sometimes that fire can cause you to get burned.

Posted by: BenThere | October 25, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

My take: Jay Cutler acted like an insufferable D-bag with those snobby post game comments. He probably puts on boating shoes right after the games and sets sail on his yacht, sipping mimosas. To say I'm glad we didn't give up 2 first round picks for that jerk would be a huge understatement.

Mike Wise's take: 'Redskins' is racist....and Jay Cutler probably is too.

Posted by: leedisantis | October 25, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

You people who keep talking about Hall's comments about "his defense" must not have read the article that talked about how Shanahan went to Hall when he got here and told Hall he wanted him to be a leader. That's what Hall was doing and Shanahan had no problem with his comments. In fact, Shanahan said he wish he had more players who felt that way.

Posted by: rdrunner82 | October 25, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps he's matured. Perhaps he realised that not being mature would earn him Shanahan's ire.

Either way, good response.

Posted by: j762 | October 25, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Kudos to Hall for taking the high road. Cutler is today's Jeff George.

Posted by: jdumb | October 25, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of docile. Santana Moss may be the most docile of all skins this season. He has really toned down his celebrations after first down catches. He even toned down the celebration after his TD catch.

Maybe it's because analysts around the NFL have basically written him off as a threat at WR. They could have done so 1 or 2 years prior. Hopefully the team will follow his lead.

Posted by: keedrow | October 25, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

How about Cutler is not worthy of a response.

I'm still stuck on Snyder wanting to give up the farm for this guy Cutler. McNabb is burning it up, but boy am I thankful the Cutler deal fell through!!!!!!

Posted by: oknow1 | October 25, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

I'm a die hard Bear fan and Cutler need's to shut his mouth. What an idiot!! The Redskins deserved to win that game as ugly as it was. 19 interceptions so far this year. Now that's something to brag about.

Posted by: nabel126 | October 25, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Nice response...

Why talk trash when you can win with class.

Posted by: Tobor58 | October 25, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Cutler wanted to go after Hall as often as possible.

Really.

Maybe after the third pick (four by Hall total, all in the second half), Cutler should have gone after Landry, Doughty or Rogers.

As for all of the "MeAngelo" comments on this board, what gives? He is the Redskins' best cover man. Period. You have that much of an issue with his ego, something that all good cornerbacks have, then maybe Hall isn't the problem here.

Posted by: 2crude | October 25, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Cutler wanted to go after Hall as often as possible.

Really.

Maybe after the third pick (four by Hall total, all in the second half), Cutler should have gone after Landry, Doughty or Rogers.

As for all of the "MeAngelo" comments on this board, what gives? He is the Redskins' best cover man. Period. You have that much of an issue with his ego, something that all good cornerbacks have, then maybe Hall isn't the problem here.

Posted by: 2crude | October 25, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Don't believe that comment came from Me'Angelo... Can't be! Is it possible that he has grown up? Noooo Impossicant! Heck no!

Posted by: samiismoni14 | October 25, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

All I know is THIS is the guy the Redskins wanted sooooooooo badly to replace Jason Campbell. Glad that didn't happen. Anyway, Cutler is a legend in his own mind. DeAngelo Hall, WAS his "go-to" guy on yesterday. LOL!

Posted by: amontgomery1 | October 25, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Great response by D-Hall. Very classy and respectful of "the game." He proved a point that he understands "the game." And in the end, he recognized the scheme and the team...as he did before in the Oakland Denver game when Cutler got the upper hand. Nicely done!

Posted by: callmeljok | October 25, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

The doors at Redskins park and the practice facility in Ashburn were widened today, by 10 feet, in order to allow the player with largest head in the NFL to walk through them.

Posted by: 50Eagle | October 25, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

It's simple with Hall. When he plays great, it's all him, but when he gets burned numerous times, it's all the fault of coaches.

Posted by: unclelonghair | October 25, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Let me respond for him. "Cutler looked like s*** all day. The man blows monkey chunks. We were laughing on the sideline at how inept and frightened he was. He wanted his mommy and cried like a little girl. A frightened little girl."
Please god let these two teams play again this year. The Skinnies will crucify that arrogant f***.

Posted by: pooftah2 | October 25, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Cutler needs a coach like Shanny to keep him under control. Right now he don't have one.

Posted by: skinfanman | October 25, 2010 6:15 PM | Report abuse


Cutler is such a loser and a Punk!

He should grow up and act like a man, he got his butt kicked Sunday. He makes Romo look Good!

The Bears Still Suck!

Posted by: fairfaxgoper | October 25, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

DeAngelo, way to not get sucked in ... way to stay cool about it
all. It ain't like you haven't proved your worth !!!

Just one question: How many draft picks and dollar bills did Chicago give away to get Cutler ??? He seems awfully cocky for a guy who hasn't done squid since he got there ... Kyle Orton and the entire Denver Broncos organization must be laughing like hyenas right about now !!!

Posted by: EFitz1000aolcom | October 25, 2010 8:02 PM | Report abuse

Nice response by D. Hall. Just one question though, when D. Hall makes a pick why does he have to throw his hands in the air as if professing his greatness? I really wish pro players would emulate high school kids and just toss the ball to the ref!

Posted by: NotaFan1 | October 25, 2010 8:13 PM | Report abuse

Way to go not sinking to Cutler's level.

Posted by: cleancut77 | October 25, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Jorgey says, DeAngelo has picked him off twice, why is Cutler still throwing toward him? Who knows and already the slop of the game is wearing off.

There are some spots where personnel is weaker, but by and large, with some cohesion this team could push into the middle of the playoffs ... albeit ugly.

Posted by: 21redsk1nfan | October 25, 2010 10:03 PM | Report abuse

"Nice response by D. Hall. Just one question though, when D. Hall makes a pick why does he have to throw his hands in the air as if professing his greatness? I really wish pro players would emulate high school kids and just toss the ball to the ref!
Posted by: NotaFan1 | October 25, 2010 8:13 PM"

He's actually giving thanks to God. I hate celebrations as well, particularly when teams are losing. But if a man wants to pray to god (i.e. Hall, Gano) then by all means.

"It's simple with Hall. When he plays great, it's all him, but when he gets burned numerous times, it's all the fault of coaches.
Posted by: unclelonghair | October 25, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse"

I don't know, Hall said "They've got the weapons. They've got the weapons, man. But I guess our scheme and our guys just wanted it a little bit more that day." It seems like Hall is giving credit to his coaches (ie the scheme) and his teammates (our guys wanted it more) as well.

Before tonights game Hall had more TO's then all of the Cowboys combined.


Posted by: nfr201 | October 25, 2010 11:06 PM | Report abuse

i think the whole skins team need to feel lucky......

Posted by: dskelly1 | October 26, 2010 12:49 AM | Report abuse

Wait a minute, you mean Cutler wasn't suffering from a concussion during the game? Damn, throwing 4 picks is one thing, but following it up with "yeah, I meant to do that, and I'd do it again" is a whole other thing. It's either a medical issue or a stupidity issue and while the former is frightening, I shudder at the implications of the latter.

Posted by: hoglette | October 26, 2010 1:05 AM | Report abuse

I agree that Hall's comments show a significant amount of growth. I have to believe that being around guys like Fletcher and Daniels for a couple of years has helped.

As for the comment that Hall is our best cover corner -- simply untrue. Rogers, iron hands and all, is by far the best cover corner on the team. Game in and game out, he blankets his man. Hall has much better hands and I love Hall's killer instinct, but he doesn't cover nearly as well as Rogers. Buchanon is clearly a step below both in coverage at this oint in his career, but he is an excellent #3 corner. I just wish we had another free safety on the roster. Moore has tons of poteetial, and Doughty is a good #2 strong safety, but he cannot cover well enough consistently play free.

Hmm ... wonder if Smoot or Springs could play free ...

Posted by: A1skinsman | October 26, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

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