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DeAngelo Hall wanted Vick to play the whole game

The Redskins began working on their gameplan for Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb several weeks ago, but they had to switch gears last month when Andy Reid named Michael Vick his starter. The Redskins only had to tweak the gameplan slightly Sunday afternoon when Vick was knocked out of the game late in the first quarter, and at least one player wishes Vick could have stayed in there longer.

"I'm a big fan of his," said Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall, Vick's teammate for four years with the Falcons. "Enjoyed watching him play in Atlanta. I was looking forward to going against him, going against him for a full game. Seeing him out there brought back some old memories."

Vick was 5-of-7 passing for 49 yards when he left the game with a chest injury. In his place, Kolb was 22-of-35 passing for 201 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

"You never want to see anybody get hurt," said Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb, "especially a friend and a guy who has been playing well. I hope nothing but the best for all those guys."

Redskins players say they didn't necessarily change much of their gameplan, which on Sunday called for a more conservative approach that relied on a cover-two zone and fewer pass rushers than were used in the team's first three games.

"I would not say we were relieved completely because we know that Kevin is a quarterback that can make plays and also scramble," said safety Kareem Moore. "It did not matter who came into play quarterback; we just wanted to keep them in front of us and make plays."

Kolb used his feet a bit, too. He finished with 21 rushing yards on a pair of runs. Vick had 17 yards on three runs before leaving the game.

Reid said Vick will have an MRI on Monday. His status for the Eagles' upcoming games is unclear.

"Hopefully he can bounce back," said Hall. "I don't know if this will mean Kolb's the guy now. I'll let those guys deal with that. But we were definitely looking forward to it. He was on a great run. He had some great numbers, had some big plays thus far this season. We were definitely looking forward to going against him."

By Rick Maese  | October 3, 2010; 11:06 PM ET
Categories:  DeAngelo Hall  
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1st in the NFC east...........So did I. With LL30 on him he did nothing while he was in the game. The Hall and Moore sandwich was the icing on the cake but it had nothing to do with the outcome.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 3, 2010 11:26 PM | Report abuse

Where is all those B1tches that predicted a loss, hoping for a moral victory, Vick would shred our D, or that we would get blown out??

Posted by: Diesel44

We're in the Chapel giving thanks Vick was knocked out of the game early. Hard to shred a defense from the locker room.

I didn't predict anything, but was impressed mostly by the Oline's improvement. Orakpo drew several holding calls, Lo's versatility continues to amaze and Armstrong is a player.

Not impressed with McNabb's accuracy, the WRs the CBs or the Halett's vanilla approach to defense.

Posted by: TheCork | October 4, 2010 12:18 AM | Report abuse

I am not sure if other Redskins fans feel this way, but I think that DeAngelo Hall is a garbage football player. If he played on the field anywhere near the way he runs his mouth, he would be a top-tier cornerback easily.

He needs to look at as many Darrell Green tapes it takes to understand how to tackle. His lack of interest in physical play and lack of technique in pass coverage is horrid.

Carlos Rogers is better in coverage, but can't catch H1N1.

Posted by: karlw171 | October 4, 2010 6:58 AM | Report abuse

Carlos Rogers Could'nt Catch a ball made of GLUE!

Posted by: Badwisky | October 4, 2010 8:21 AM | Report abuse

DeAngelo Hall does run his mouth a bit but at least he is playing well this year. He is hitting guys and covering them well. He is showing that he can still be a play maker.

Carlos Rogers is playing well too but he has stones for hands...Another easy INT dropped.

If Vick played the whole game, might be a different outcome.

Posted by: sd-bones | October 4, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

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