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DeAngelo Hall says he'll track opponent's top wideout

Frustrated about late defensive breakdowns during Sunday's 30-27 overtime loss to the Houston Texans, cornerback DeAngelo Hall said Monday he plans to follow opponents' top receiver throughout games for the remainder of the season.

Hall was playing the side opposite Andre Johnson, arguably the league's top wideout, when quarterback Matt Schaub and Johnson teamed up on 34-yard touchdown pass to help Houston tie the score at 27-27 with only 2 minutes 3 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter at FedEx Field. The play occurred on fourth and 10 and Johnson was doubled covered - but Hall was far from the action.

"That's how it was. That ain't how it's going to be from here on out. I'm going to be wherever the [expletive] ball's going," Hall said. "Wherever the receiver's going, that's where the [expletive] I'm going. That's the bottom line. That's something we got to do in order to win games. So that's what's going to happen."

And apparently, defensive coordinator Jim Haslett's opinion on the subject is not of great importance to Hall.

"It don't matter what he say," Hall said. "It don't matter what he say. This my team. This my defense. So I'm [going to] follow the receivers around. That's what I'm [going to do]. If we got to do that to win games, that's what we do."

Hall, however, has previously mentioned his concerns about his role to Haslett. "It's been something that I've been doing," Hall said. "We hadn't, I guess, felt like we needed to. But like I said, I feel like we need to. ... 'Has' knows me. He's seen me play over the years. He knows I like to do that."

Asked at his news briefing later about Hall's remarks, head coach Mike Shanahan said: "Well, first of all, I'm not exactly sure how it was said. But just listening to your comments, I want all the players thinking that way. I want Carlos Rogers thinking that way, I want DeAngelo thinking, LaRon Landry, Kareem Moore, all those type of guys, wanting the pressure to cover the top receiver. Same thing inside with London Fletcher. You want guys that believe in themselves and know they can get the job done."

On his crucial touchdown, Johnson won his individual battle against free safety Reed Doughty, out-jumping Doughty to come up with the ball. The Redskins were in a man-to-man defense with nickel cornerback Phillip Buchanon having responsibility for Johnson underneath and Doughty over the top.

But Buchanon surprisingly released Johnson to Doughty before he should have, and Doughty was no match for the taller and stronger all-pro wideout.

"It's a two-man coverage that has a guy playing man-to-man under and a guy playing man-to-man over the top. Yeah, he [Buchanon] kind of came off a little bit early. We weren't expecting Reed to win that battle, anyway," Hall said.

"That's a big receiver in this league. You would like the coverage to work out the way it was designed to work out. Two guys on him, you got a chance to win. We'll go back to the drawing board. It won't happen like that again. If Andre Johnson's out there, I'm going to be out there," he said.

Hall said he usually was matched against opponents' top wideouts during his first four seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. "You give me enough opportunities, I'm going to make plays," Hall said. "That's how it is. Yesterday, I didn't have no opportunities to make no plays.

"And that's frustrating. It's frustrating to go out there and be up 17 points and still lose a game. I don't care if they catch 20 balls. If you throw it 20 times my way, I'm going to make some plays."

Hall said he could not remember how many times he lined up opposite Johnson Sunday. But Hall said he had too few opportunities to effect change as part of the Redskins' heavy reliance on zones in the defensive backfield.

"I was sitting at home trying to figure out what the hell happened," Hall said. "I couldn't figure it out. I couldn't walk through the game in my mind and figure out how the hell it ended up the way it ended up. At one point, I felt like the game was over...

"We were dominating those guys, hitting Schaub whenever we wanted to. He was falling down without anybody even around him like Peyton Manning does a lot. I don't know what transpired from [the third quarter to the fourth], all in the middle of that, to spark that comeback and us eventually losing."

The Redskins play host to the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 17 at FedEx Field.

By Jason Reid  | September 20, 2010; 12:50 PM ET
Categories:  DeAngelo Hall  
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Comments

Oh my

Posted by: trousers | September 20, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Hey, MeAngelo, go back inside and get DeAngelo, hero of the week 1 win against the Cowboys. That guy was great.

Oh, and let Kelli Johnson keep her shoes on for crying out loud....

Posted by: dmorgan6617 | September 20, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

This is a guy who was owned for years when he was in ATL and had to play Steve Smith twice a year. For all the positive things he does, he ain't a top 5 CB in the league. And has been beaten quite often in his career. Especially in those ATL "glory days" he mentioned. Sounds like Hall is writing them checks his ass won't be able to cash, once again.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 20, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

"We were dominating those guys, hitting Schaub whenever we wanted to. He was falling down without anybody even around him like Peyton Manning does a lot.

LMAO!! I think he means Eli.

Posted by: jm220 | September 20, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Pfunk, wah mcNabb lost wah only stat that matters wah

and he was 0 for 1 on wide open sure TDs that wouldve won the game wah

....wah

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 20, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Hall may have a point.

But the bomb to Johnson on 4th and 10 for a TD is a hard pill to swallow. This team has been lacking a great player at FS since Sean Taylor. Nothing new here.

But, you'd like to have 2 defenders on the receiver, not so much to out-jump him, but to basically block him out and interfere through incidental contact. ahem.

Then, again, if the O Line could run block, it wouldn't matter so much.

Posted by: Double_Handle | September 20, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Why would they not have D Hall on that guy

Posted by: CheyenneWY | September 20, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

What a fat doosh.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 20, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Nobody cares what you think racist prick

Posted by: ga8085 | September 20, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

And Galloway missed that TD, not McNabb. You leave your feet for that one. Game Winner. Not catching that ball was on the receiver. Ask him. He'll tell you the same.

Posted by: Double_Handle | September 20, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

And the 2 late 3 and outs, those were awesome new soupster

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 20, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

On the bright side, the Orioles won and are now just a measly 3 games behind the Washington Natinals.

Oh, and hessone enjoys eating dingleberries.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 20, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Whatever. Arseneo Hall, the person, is an utter deuche bag. That said, I'm fine with his play this year and I'm even fine with him being PO'd about losing the game. In fact, it's actually refreshing. When was the last time Haney got mad about losing a game?

We may never know.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 20, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

"Why would they not have D Hall on that guy

Posted by: CheyenneWY"

If I'm not mistaken, it was a blitz. That generally means only one safety back to help. That also means one v one coverage for the other WRs.

Haslett probably felt more comfortable having Rogers and Hall locked up in 1v1 coverage on the other side, with Buchanon receiving safety help over the top.

Posted by: psps23 | September 20, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Like I said before I appreciate DHall's passion and attempt at leadership. And most of comments were just indicative of that.
But I'm sure if Haslett thought DHall was good enough to take on the #1 WR, he would have put DHall on him.

Posted by: Predator48 | September 20, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

pabrian

wahhh, I want Jason Campbell to be treated with respect and decency

wahhhhhh everyone on RI are a bunch meanies to my favorite players

wahhhhh you are all "haters"

wahhhhh my heart has become jaded because of all your negative vibes


Posted by: p1funk | September 20, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Yeah cause GAlloway is a 15 year vet that didn't have to play in the pre season cause zorn-ahan, " knows what he can do"...woops

there was a ten yard window to complete that pass he was WIDE open new soupster missed him plain and simple

wah

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 20, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

It's easy to criticize now after the game but a few plays left me screaming profusely at the tv. Fred Davis letting his man block the punt. Larry Johnson running backwards losing a ton of yards at a crucial moment in the game. And when they did attempt that field goal why not do some sort of run to make the fg a bit closer.

Posted by: Joker99z | September 20, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

I like this.. I know a lot of you pillow biters on here will be up in arms.. but I like the fact that someone is standing up and saying I'm not going to let this happen again. I know everyone wants to be PC around here.. but it's about time someone with some onions stepped up and has some pride outside of Fletcher.

I think Haslett knows this too, that he needs to be on the opponents top WR since we have defencies in the defensive backfield. D. Hall is an emotional player, and I'll take that then the librarians we've had here for the past 5-6 years.

Posted by: urbanaslamma | September 20, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

More from D. Hall (courtesy of the Twitter): "From here on out, I’m going to wherever the f***ing ball is going. Wherever the receiver is going, that’s where the f*** I’m going."

Posted by: 4-12 | September 20, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

This is purely directed at Doughty, and its a holdover from last week. DHall released Austin to middle zone(as the call directed) in the back of the endzone on the pokes lone TD. Doughty bit hard on play action and was late getting back to his proper spot allowing Miles to catch the ball in the back of the endzone. DHall was clearly not pleased at the time.

Yesterday he said "we had the perfect play call... and we gotta make the play".

DHall is right, and we all have said so. Doughty generally gets cooked by guys who can run and jump. You know, NFL receivers. BUT... we're fans and slackers who waste our time posting here all day. He is a professional and a team mate. He should keep these type outbursts to himself. I guess he is still learning the leadership rules. He should get some pointers from Fletcher.

Not that it matters... but I'll go on record: Pabrian you are a panty wearing lil' beeyotch. The new soupster??? LMAO. That shows what a f a g you are. Ha.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 20, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

"We weren't expecting Reed to win that battle, anyway," Hall said.

Neither were we.

Neither was anyone on this blog.

Everyone believed Reed would not be up to the task.

Of course the fact that DHall has simply said what everyone is thinking won't prevent the stone-throwing that's about to happen at DHall.

Whatever. I say let him cover them. Dude's making $50mill. Make him earn it.

We stand a much better chance with DHall and his loudmouth covering guys than Reed Doughty and his humble hard-working attitude.

Posted by: p1funk | September 20, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

I see no problem with DHall's comments....

Don't understand the negative comments from the hamsters....This is a game of emotion too..

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 20, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

[expletive] Dallas.

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | September 20, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

"We weren't expecting Reed to win that battle, anyway," Hall said."

Biggest mis-match in the history of football. 100 out of 100 times wins Johnson that battle.

How do they let Doughty get in single coverage on that guy anyway? It was 4th down with the game on the line.

While I have been happy with the defense in general, this was a bad call on the coaching staff.

Reed is what he is, but you can't let who many people think is THE best WR in the league run crazy open in the endzone in single coverage.

Bad call on Haslett's part....but we move on to the Rams now and hopefully someone learns from it.

I have been very happy that the Skins compete every week.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | September 20, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Now your plying pfunk see it's fun

wah wah super bowl

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 20, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Meanwhile, MRI results are in for Haynesworth's ankle and cranium.

Regarding the ankle, the "good news" is there is no apparent damage -- just some soft tissue soreness from an apparent lack of exercise and conditioning.

Concerning the cranium, doctors at the team medical facilities are saying that the Dude is a medical marvel -- in that he is fully paid and completely functional -- at least off the field -- despite an apparent lack of motivation or willingness to ever play again in this town.

Posted by: Vic1 | September 20, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RedDMV | September 20, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Hall won his fair share of the battles with Smith.

I actually like Hall's comments. He feels he's the best and should be matched up against the best. That sounds like most solid CB's in the league. And I think in the same situation with Hall covering Johnson, its a litte more likely Johnson doesn't come down with the ball so freakin easily

Posted by: ga8085 | September 20, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

It's become apparent to me that MSellers doesn't have what it takes to start for the Redskins at H-Back/Fullback anymore. What other options do we have ?

Posted by: hessone | September 20, 2010 11:30 AM
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how much football coaching experience do you think blumpkin-giver hessone has?

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 20, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

This is purely directed at Doughty, and its a holdover from last week. DHall released Austin to middle zone(as the call directed) in the back of the endzone on the pokes lone TD. Doughty bit hard on play action and was late getting back to his proper spot allowing Miles to catch the ball in the back of the endzone. DHall was clearly not pleased at the time.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 20, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse


This holdover from the preseason game against the Ravens when Kareem Moore got injured and Reed came into the game.

Marc Bulger started picking on him completing passes in front of his coverage b/c he was getting there late.

Posted by: p1funk | September 20, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Hall should have been on Johnson the whole game. He is absolutely correct. Different outcome if Johnson is covered by Hall.

Posted by: Section104 | September 20, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Who was the guy that scored our only TD is that huge Dallas win last week?

Oh right. Do we like him or hate him? I'm confused.

This is redskins insider. Oh

hate it is

hall sucks we should cut him and let Brandon banks convert to corner cause he's fast and I understand fast

yay. Wah wah wah

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 20, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

AJ would've outjumped DeAngelo's little a$$ too.

I'd have preferred Rogers in that situation. We're still an improving team. Learn from it and get better. On to St. Louis.

Posted by: AdamCr | September 20, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

McNabb worst play action in the NFL. Lets work on that.

3-4 good for LL. Not for any other players on the D. Orakpo would be good in 4-3 too.

CP past done.

All this points to why trade for McNabb when we are old and 3 years from being contenders. The skins are going to need 1 RB, 2 WR, 1 QB, 2 lb, 3 OL (right side), 2-3 DL, 1 FS in the next 2 years. This is due to age or Suckyness. That is 12-13 starters. Not all have to be drafted. With a Lockout it might be harder to replace players because the young players will not be able to play.

We are set at Corner and TE.

Skins are still old and still not that good.

Posted by: mul123 | September 20, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Well, Walter got 150 yards and a TD too, so who was covering Walter?

Posted by: Wemiss21 | September 20, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

On to St. Louis

CO SIGN....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 20, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Now your plying pfunk see it's fun

wah wah super bowl

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 20, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse


You're a rim-licker.

I'd rather have queer Cowpuke trolls take up space on this blog than you and your atrociously asinine comments.

I hope for your sake that you say nonsense just to try to get a rise out of people, because if you actually believe the things that you post up here, then I'm back in the "Pro-Eugenics" camp for certain members of the population...

Posted by: p1funk | September 20, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

I think blumpkin giver hessone is probably a seven time super bowl winning coach who altered his appearance and changed his name to protect other peoples feelings and then retired becUse he was tired of dominating.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 20, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

So will DHall be on Torry Holt or Isaac Bruce this Sunday? I sure hope we can hold Kurt Warner under 500 yards this week!

Posted by: PlayAction | September 20, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

We stand a much better chance with DHall and his loudmouth covering guys than Reed Doughty and his humble hard-working attitude.

Posted by: p1funk | September 20, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Funny how you are ready to kick Reed Doughty out of town because he can't cover AJ80 but you give him no props for being 1 of the few DBs we have that can actually stop a running back. You can trash his coverage skills all you want but the guy does tackle well. The fact is that he shouldn't be covering AJ80 like that in the first place.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | September 20, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like Hall is writing them checks his ass won't be able to cash, once again.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 20, 2010 1:00 PM |

checks = IOUs
IOUs = collection agency
collection agency = knee cappers inc

Posted by: MrRed | September 20, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

The real question is "Would Kareem Moore been able to breakup the pass to A Johnson?"

Posted by: CBT2 | September 20, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Well, Walter got 150 yards and a TD too, so who was covering Walter?

Posted by: Wemiss21 | September 20, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Thats what i was wondering. It looked like Hall was on Walter most of the game and Rogers was on Aj. Obv they changed assignments numerous times but this seemed to me to be the normal coverage most of the game.

Posted by: Stu27 | September 20, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Mul123

ahhh logic. Ahhhhh reality ahhhhhhh you sure your on the right blog?

Didn't you mean. Super bowl.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 20, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

You're a rim-licker.

I'd rather have queer Cowpuke trolls take up space on this blog than you and your atrociously asinine comments.

I hope for your sake that you say nonsense just to try to get a rise out of people, because if you actually believe the things that you post up here, then I'm back in the "Pro-Eugenics" camp for certain members of the population...

Posted by: p1funk | September 20, 2010 1:24 PM
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Someone needs to change their tampon.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 20, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Oh well. I almost made it to lunch on Monday without hearing a DHall quote. Prediction: The next Reid thread will be about everything Lo Alexander is thinking today. The thread following that will be an update on AH and his ankle.

Posted by: NYPDee | September 20, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Cool. I'll be in the minority on this issue. Seems the prevailing thought is that it's okay to go out and publicly bash a teammate (whether it meant it at Haslett or Doughty it doesn't matter. You keep all issues in house), even though while not all world or even starter material, goes out and gives it everything he's got.

Check. Just was making sure.


I've been one of Hall's biggest backers here. But ripping your TEAMMATES publicly to the media isn't cool, I don't care how right they are. It just seems that you'd respect teammate a little more than what Hall is showing... someone that you go to war with every Sunday.


Honestly, I wouldn't expect most of you to understand. We come from totally different backgrounds.


Posted by: RedDMV | September 20, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Funny how you are ready to kick Reed Doughty out of town because he can't cover AJ80 but you give him no props for being 1 of the few DBs we have that can actually stop a running back. You can trash his coverage skills all you want but the guy does tackle well. The fact is that he shouldn't be covering AJ80 like that in the first place.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | September 20, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse


And if he still played in Blache's "stand right here and do only XYZ" scheme, then his deficiencies as a player might stay masked.

However, in this scheme the safeties are used all over the place and need to have athleticism and range to shift in and out of coverages, looks and disguises.

So. If we played a defensive scheme where we were calling on him to stand around and tackle a guy when he runs his way, that would be great.

Sadly, for the second week in a row, we are talking about him getting cooked in coverage at a critical moment in the game.

Posted by: p1funk | September 20, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

"The fact is that he shouldn't be covering AJ80 like that in the first place.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17"

Then why the hell is he on the field?

Christ, he's a free safety, not a MLB. If he can't cover a freaking broken play jump ball, then he's a detriment plain and simple. It's not like he was asked to cover Johnson stride for stride on a go route in bump and run coverage. He was playing free safety over the top, with support underneath. This is as basic as it gets for a safety.

It's like saying a we can't blame a WR for dropping a pass because he should have never been asked to catch the ball in the first place.

The excuses for this play are mystifying.

Posted by: psps23 | September 20, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Aw pfunk no we were having fun.

I believe portis and haynesworth are 2 of our most talented players yes.

I believe we are a 4-12 team until otherwise proven.

The switch to 3-4 is questionable and makes hayney and Carter less of a value it outs orakpo is pass coverage when last year most were calling for more DE reps.

Doughty, Moore are both late round Cerrato guys

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 20, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

He's right about Peyton. If you watch him, when he sees a certain sack coming, he goes to the ground before he can be pounded by the defender. And that's why he never misses a start, and why he's probably the smartest QB in NFL history.

Posted by: mroctober | September 20, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 20, 2010 1:09 PM

I don't get it. You're a McNabb hater and think JC should be back? If you're blaming McNabb for the loss yesterday then you should never ever post on this blog again because you clearly know absolutely zero about football.

Posted by: Rypien11 | September 20, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

It's easy to criticize now after the game but a few plays left me screaming profusely at the tv. Fred Davis letting his man block the punt. Larry Johnson running backwards losing a ton of yards at a crucial moment in the game. And when they did attempt that field goal why not do some sort of run to make the fg a bit closer. and def why not have d hall on Andre Johnson come on white man can't jump!

Posted by: Joker99z | September 20, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Oh well. I almost made it to lunch on Monday without hearing a DHall quote. Prediction: The next Reid thread will be about everything Lo Alexander is thinking today. The thread following that will be an update on AH and his ankle.

Posted by: NYPDee | September 20, 2010 1:34 PM

Don't forget about Shannys reactions to the DHall quotes...that should be along any time now.

Posted by: PlayAction | September 20, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

psps23

"(D Hall) He's played excellent thus far, but he's not Nnamdi/Revis/Champ. And he certainly doesn't warrant modifying the entire defensive scheme to fit his desires."


I dunno.

If you've ever played defensive back on any level of football, you know a little of bit of arrogance--and a short memory--is highly necessary.

And be honest: you know like I do that what Hall is intimating is that if he had played A Johnson man on man to close the game, he would've deflected the scoring pass that took the game into overtime.

And I want my starting cornerback to feel--and say--that.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 20, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

johnson woulda caught that ball on about any of our dbs 1 on 1 with maybe the only exception being Landry. Phil blew it, with no other reciever crossing into his zone he shoulda got more depth and not leave Reed hangin. I know it's cover 2 but you gotta know your down and distance, and the personnel on the field. Andre Johnson isn't a player you pass off into a zone unless you've got a top flight guy at the safety spot. Haslett expected the pressure to get there before he got the pass off, but honestly he shoulda called for a true double team of Johnson not a cover 2 "bracket" that allows him to run free at the safety and then post up...............but Reed shouldn't be back there, apparently neither should Horton...........Taylor Mays woulda been nice.

Posted by: lilhollywood10 | September 20, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

"Cool. I'll be in the minority on this issue."

Trust me, you're not in the minority on this issue. Hall is a jackwagon for his dumbass comments. Not only for ripping his teammates, but also for having the supposed intention of usurping his coach's philosophy on the field and attempting to play out of the scheme. His words ring no different than Albert Haynesworth's with regards to wanting to play 'his way.'

Hall has passion, but he needs to check that ego at the door.

Posted by: psps23 | September 20, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

DeAngelo could never never stop Andre Johnson. Not in a million years. I don't know why he is crying. The Texans had 50 pass attempts and Hall couldn't make a play. Walter had 140 yards receiving too. Where were you on those Mr. Hall? If you weren't covering Johnson then you were covering Walter and you failed on both. shame on you DeAngelo "Whiney Punk" Hall.

Posted by: marksacra | September 20, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

RIP ST21.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 20, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

I'd ask if we can close the book on Haney but that would just unleash a new torrent of threads on that thieving lardass.

Everyone needs to understand, Haynesworth is done.

Let me repeat, the man is through. He retired in April when he got his 23 million dollar paycheck. At this point, all he's doing is pulling a "Costanza" and trying to get fired so he can go spend Danny's caishe.

Forget about that doosh, please. He's done and he ain't coming back.

You really think he would have been around yesterday in OT anyway? If you do, please hook me up with what you're smoking because I'm out. Thanks.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 20, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

New soupster is old and sucky
zorn-ahan is the off season champion


Posted by: pabrian2003 | September 20, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Somebody shut this broken record up, and try and teach pabrainiac how to spell for crying out loud!

Posted by: monk811 | September 20, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: p1funk | September 20, 2010 1:24 PM
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Someone needs to change their tampon.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 20, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse


Go ahead and take care of that while you're down there sniffing my crack getting fresh inspiration for a new "poop" joke.

Hard to take a crap-worshipper who sits around thinking of clever ways to work "poop" into his posts seriously...unless you're in junior high, or something, then it's all part of the stage of life.

All that's missing are the Beavis & Butthead giggles...

Posted by: p1funk | September 20, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: psps23 | September 20, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

John Hancock

Posted by: p1funk | September 20, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

I could've stopped Johnson.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 20, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

red, I'm with you on this, if anything, this just creates drama, on a team that has more than its share of it.....I'd have rather DHall got with Fletch, and called a defensive team meeting..something other than this..

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 20, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

"And be honest: you know like I do that what Hall is intimating is that if he had played A Johnson man on man to close the game, he would've deflected the scoring pass that took the game into overtime.

And I want my starting cornerback to feel--and say--that.

Posted by: MistaMoe"

This aspect I have no problem with.

This?

"It don't matter what he say," Hall said. "It don't matter what he say. This my team. This my defense. So I'm [going to] follow the receivers around. That's what I'm [going to do]."

...I do have a problem with.

Posted by: psps23 | September 20, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

who pooped in your coffee this morning pfunk?

George Clinton would be very troubled by your behavior.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 20, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

And if he still played in Blache's "stand right here and do only XYZ" scheme, then his deficiencies as a player might stay masked.

However, in this scheme the safeties are used all over the place and need to have athleticism and range to shift in and out of coverages, looks and disguises.

So. If we played a defensive scheme where we were calling on him to stand around and tackle a guy when he runs his way, that would be great.

Sadly, for the second week in a row, we are talking about him getting cooked in coverage at a critical moment in the game.

Posted by: p1funk | September 20, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

God forbid we change the scheme to match our personnel. That would be impossible... O wait, good coaches do it all the time but we'd rather bash a square peg because it doesn't fit into a round hole. The scheme isn't some mystical beast flown down from the heavens. It's something we control.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | September 20, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

I like a good poop joke now and then

Posted by: PlayAction | September 20, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

IF REED DOUGHTY IS A TEAM PLAYER HE SHOULD GO TO COACH HAS AND SHANNY AND TELL THEM TO TAKE HIM OFF DEFENSE AND PUT HIM ON COVERAGE, HE IS ALWAYS A STEP LATE OR PLAYING CATCH UP ON DEFENSE AND ON COVERAGE U NEED TO BE A STEP BEHIND THE KICKER OR ELSE ITS OFFSIDE...HE IS BY FAR THE WORST PLAYER ON DEFENSE TWO WEEKS IN A ROW HE GOT SCORED ON IN THE SAME DAMN ENDZONE

Posted by: skins4life5 | September 20, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

35 offensive plays = 27 points

JC17 would never be able to do that.

So its week three, be glad we have what we have. Vinny left us with a lot of holes that wont be fixed in one offseason.

Doughty should not have been left alone... hell, only Revis should be left 1v1, no other DB in the league in that situation should be alone there.

So whether Phil Buchanon orHaslet scheme, bad play either way. But... 2nd game in a new regime... lets all take a deep breath and relax... and that starts with DHall

Posted by: Zeebs1 | September 20, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

I applaud Hall's enthusiasm. Coach doesn't want to put too much of a damper on that, but the coach is the coach... Besides, it was the nickel back and free safety who messed it up. Is Hall going to play both of those positions? I still say Doughty is the real liability back there. The guy has the athletic skills of a three legged tortoise. Replace Doughty with one of the corners - Barnes - and tell D. Hall to cool his jets.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 20, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

pabrian2003

"I believe we are a 4-12 team until otherwise proven."


The Texans whooped the Colts a week ago.

And we took the Texans to the brink yesterday.

And from this, you glean enough information to say this year's redskin team is not worthy of more than 4 wins?

C'mon, bro', the Devil's Advocate position is just not working for me.

I see a 9-7, 10-6 team once the defense jells.

And it will.

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 20, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

We got beat by a better team yesterday (a team that dismantled the Colts the previous week).

We were 4-12 last year, we're 1-1 now, and likely headed for 2-1 after the Lambs game.

It's not yet time to start panicking or pointing fingers.

One other thing, directed at peabrain: Of all the things wrong in yesterday's game, the play of the QB was not one of them.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | September 20, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

I like a good poop joke now and then

Posted by: PlayAction | September 20, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, every now and then, not every 10 minutes.

Posted by: monk811 | September 20, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Christ, he's a free safety, not a MLB. If he can't cover a freaking broken play jump ball, then he's a detriment plain and simple. It's not like he was asked to cover Johnson stride for stride on a go route in bump and run coverage. He was playing free safety over the top, with support underneath. This is as basic as it gets for a safety.

It's like saying a we can't blame a WR for dropping a pass because he should have never been asked to catch the ball in the first place.

The excuses for this play are mystifying.

Posted by: psps23 | September 20, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Doughty is a free safety? Now I've heard it all. Heck why not just put him in at QB or RB while we at it. Just because we put him in at FS doesn't mean he's a free safety. You're making the mistake of thinking that the scheme in infallable and always correct. Nobody in their right mind thinks that Reed Doughty is a free safety. The only free safety we have on the roster is out with an injury until next week.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | September 20, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

"I was sitting at home trying to figure out what the hell happened," Hall said. "I couldn't figure it out. I couldn't walk through the game in my mind and figure out how the hell it ended up the way it ended up. At one point, I felt like the game was over..."

Look at your last sentence, DH. You answered your own question about 'what the hell happened'. You thought the game was over when there was still a whole quarter to play. Idiot.

Posted by: Monk81_Green28 | September 20, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

I still see us as an 8-8 team this year, which doubles our wins from last season. I don't think 8-8 is bad given how badly the team has been managed under Vinny and given how touch our schedule is. We might get to 9-7 given some good luck, but we might also fall to 7-9 given some bad luck (how is T. William's knee?). Next year, we'll be contenders.

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | September 20, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

"I'd have rather DHall got with Fletch, and called a defensive team meeting..something other than this.."

Posted by: BeantownGreg1

BOOM! And there you have it.....


Exactly Beans! Would that have been so hard? Get Fletch, Daniels, and Doughty (or not if you feel it'll complicate the meeting) and have the pow-wow with Haselett. Talk it out as men, not some little chump ass school boy who was just dumped by his girlfriend by the monkey bars.


See, the problem is with leaders and leadership is that everyone thinks they can be one, but truthfully haven't the slightest clue on how to be a competent AND respected one.

Seems a lot of people around the league have no respect for the guy. The tone and the way he went about making these comments I can see why.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 20, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

People seem to be not noticing something about the 4th and 10 play. Watch it again. Our front three are absolute a$$. The pressure was there around the edge but there was no push up the middle, allowing lenky Shaub to step up and bomb it. Pure and simple, WE NEED A DOMINANT NOSE TACKLE for this scheme to work. As luck would have it we don't. Haynesworth could be that guy, if he wanted to. But he doesn't and will be more of a liability than a threat.
All in all, this game is a window of what the offense could be, BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD. If and when we get the running game going it will be very exciting, mark me words.

Until then, we have to exercise patience. Remember, Rome was not built in a day.

Posted by: iHAVEfaith | September 20, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

beep-beep

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | September 20, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

"God forbid we change the scheme to match our personnel. That would be impossible... O wait, good coaches do it all the time but we'd rather bash a square peg because it doesn't fit into a round hole. The scheme isn't some mystical beast flown down from the heavens. It's something we control.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | September 20, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse"

Why would you change your scheme to match Reed Doughty?

That's like the Titans changing their offensive philosophy to start chucking the ball on every down so that Justin Gage looks good.

Or the Jets switching to a 4-3 so that Vernon Gholston can play DE.

You build your scheme around your cornerstone players, not to accommodate a guy who shouldn't be playing to begin with.

Posted by: psps23 | September 20, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Dhall is a dbag,,amazing how quickly Redskin fans forget him missing an open field tackle last year against a slow cracker qb and now he is an all pro and can say what he wants because he made one good play against Dallas. If Dbag is so good, who did he shut down yesterday, both/all of Texans receivers had a field day.

Skins fans, stop whining about the loss, we completely redid the team/coaching staff, and we just outplayed a team that beat Indy. I think most people where hoping for a 6-10 or 8-8 season, now we see we can be much better than that with a few adjustments. Its the second game of the season, take off your dresses and relax.

Btw, I am a cracker and a skins fan and I am excited about this year now. Not freaking out about everything. Point, if we abandoned the passing game to show our run game and lost, all of you would have been whining, "why did we abandon the passing game???" Just like we made fun of Dallas for abandoning their running game and lossing to us. We stuck with what was working, and it was McNabb throwing the ball, we arent going to win every game ding dongs!

Posted by: cm88 | September 20, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse


who pooped in your coffee this morning pfunk?

George Clinton would be very troubled by your behavior.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 20, 2010 1:46 PM |

It's got everything to do with you and your comments dude. I think the majority of posters are sick of your schtick. While you may get a kick out of yourself, the rest of us are sick of your ass.

Posted by: hessone | September 20, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

"Exactly Beans!......................."


Beans, beans, the musical fruit, the more you eat, the more you toot. The more you toot, the better you feel, so let's have beans at every meal.

OR

Beans, beans, they're good for your heart, the more you eat, the more you fart. The more you fart, the more you eat, the more you sit on the toilet seat.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 20, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 20, 2010 1:41 PM

still spewing your hatered..AH didn't play yesterday...why is he in the discussion today...only you haters know for sure...

you're a prick..no doubt

B!tch!

Posted by: jcnjcnj | September 20, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

time to dump sssslllloooowwww aaaa$$$$$ Larry Johnson and give the young RBs a chance

Posted by: kingpenn1 | September 20, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

The first headline I read at bleacherreport.com

"Dalls Cowboys 2-0? They are if you look at it this way"

I mean seriously? Are Dallas fans in that much denial? All I keep hearing is Dallas beat themselves two weeks in a row. Dallas handed you that win, Dallas lost to themselves, blah blah blah.

HOLY CRAP. I love it when someone can't call the kettle black.

On another note, HTTR! One loss, everyone is already flipping out on RI forums. C'mon guys

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | September 20, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

"It don't matter what he say," Hall said. "It don't matter what he say. This my team. This my defense. So I'm [going to] follow the receivers around. That's what I'm [going to do]."

...I do have a problem with.

Posted by: psps23

He don't have a problem trashing his teammate and he don't have a problem trashing his coach. What kind of leadership is that exactly?

Posted by: NYPDee | September 20, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't D'Hall the guy that got beat on the last play of the Dallas game only to be saved by a holding penalty??? Absent that flag he's in the same position (actually worse since it would have lost the game on the last play) as the guys that gave up the "game-tying" TD to AJohnson. Without real pressure up front to force the QB into a bad throw none of the Skins DBs are able to cover top receivers.

Posted by: swtnvc | September 20, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

The way the running game has so completely collapsed, I wonder if one of the o-linemen has a tell that defenses have figured out. Since Williams is the new guy, is there something he is doing on running plays that is giving the play away? Defenses just don't seem to be fooled by playaction, misdirection or anything.

I do agree that our running backs are high mileage guys but it doesn't seem to make a difference who is in there. I'd be all for cutting LJ and activating Torain, but I would first want to know what defenses are keying on.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 20, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

In a 1 on 1 situation Johnson catches that ball on ALL of our DBs, Hall included. The man has 4 inches and 30 pounds on all of them and that pass was put in the perfect spot. Give Doughty a break on that one. He should have had help. I think number 21 makes that play but there aren't any number 21s in our defensive backfield.

Posted by: Jurgensen9 | September 20, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

"It don't matter what he say," Hall said. "It don't matter what he say. This my team. This my defense. So I'm [going to] follow the receivers around. That's what I'm [going to do]."

...I do have a problem with.

Posted by: psps23

He don't have a problem trashing his teammate and he don't have a problem trashing his coach. What kind of leadership is that exactly?

Posted by: NYPDee | September 20, 2010 2:17 PM
------------------------------------------
Well, he pretty much trashed everyone but Lady Gaga, and everyone has been trashing her lately, so I think he cut her some slack - that takes real leadership not to pile on the coked up Madonna wannabe, right?

Seriously, leadership is not what we are going to get from D. Hall right now. If you look through his rant, he's just fired up about losing and wants to do something about. It's up to the coach to channel that energy.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | September 20, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Cool. I'll be in the minority on this issue. Seems the prevailing thought is that it's okay to go out and publicly bash a teammate (whether it meant it at Haslett or Doughty it doesn't matter. You keep all issues in house), even though while not all world or even starter material, goes out and gives it everything he's got.

Check. Just was making sure.


I've been one of Hall's biggest backers here. But ripping your TEAMMATES publicly to the media isn't cool, I don't care how right they are. It just seems that you'd respect teammate a little more than what Hall is showing... someone that you go to war with every Sunday.


Honestly, I wouldn't expect most of you to understand. We come from totally different backgrounds.


Posted by: RedDMV | September 20, 2010 1:34 PM |

Co-sign

Posted by: edvar | September 20, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, yeah, yeah...I'm glad Hall is fired up. But what happened to "leadership DeAngelo"? He'd better get a grip on himself - calling out his D-coach is not good. There's a new sheriff in town that doesn't take that stuff off his players.

Also, win one against the Cowgirls and it's "oh I'm a leader". Lose one the next week - a good game at that - to a tough team and it's "let's see I think I'll throw my teammate under the bus and then disrespect my coach." Gee whiz guys! It's only game 2. Get it together and act like a team that just went toe to toe with the best offense in the league will ya?

Posted by: BenThere | September 20, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

This is purely directed at Doughty, and its a holdover from last week. DHall released Austin to middle zone(as the call directed) in the back of the endzone on the pokes lone TD. Doughty bit hard on play action and was late getting back to his proper spot allowing Miles to catch the ball in the back of the endzone. DHall was clearly not pleased at the time.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe

yeah, I guess the cat's out of the bag. If you want to win a game late, toss the ball to doughty's side of the field for six points.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | September 20, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

"We weren't expecting Reed to win that battle anyway."

Is that what people are calling trashing a teammate? It WAS inexcusable to have Reed Doughty alone for a jumpball in the endzone against Johnson. Just horrible.

That said, sick and tired of anything and everything that comes out of Hall's mouth. Just shut-up and play. All that "this is my defense" talk is utter nonsense.

Posted by: divi3 | September 20, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Our personnel still is not suited for the 3-4. We should be attacking with a 4-3. Aside from Carriker are any of our DLineman 3-4 type guys. Carter is lost as a linebacker. We should be in a 4-3 with Haslett using some of his 3-4 schemes to be aggressive.

Posted by: Jurgensen9 | September 20, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

So who was covering Kevin Walter (11 catches 140 yards)

Posted by: akerun451 | September 20, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

There's no i in team, folks. Bench Hall till he eats crow. We can't win consistently until certain players learn to keep their overinflated egos in check. Better to lose one game than a whole season.

Posted by: BusterK | September 20, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Our personnel still is not suited for the 3-4. We should be attacking with a 4-3. Aside from Carriker are any of our DLineman 3-4 type guys. Carter is lost as a linebacker. We should be in a 4-3 with Haslett using some of his 3-4 schemes to be aggressive.

Posted by: Jurgensen9 | September 20, 2010 2:47 PM

Bingo. Carter had what, 11 sacks last season? Now he's running around in the flats accomplishing nothing. 3-4 whatever, good coaches run schemes that maximize the talent they have.

Posted by: divi3 | September 20, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Are you kidding me? Doughty was out-jumped, bit Johnson still had to make a spectacular catch. The coverage was as tight as it could be. What Hall's really doing, and this is very disappointing, is indirectly calling out Doughty & Buchanon, and possibly Haslett.

This team is in first place in its division. This is no time for strife in the locker room or on the field.

Posted by: JHG_sec405 | September 20, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

I was wondering if they could have slipped a pamphlet under Doughty when he jumped up and tried to knock down that pass to Johnson in the 4th quarter. The guy has no vertical leap whatsoever.

On another point, please can we sign a backup left tackle. Heyer should be delivering mail. He has no talent to be playing in the NFL.

Posted by: JWPinCHI | September 20, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse


DeAngelo Hall = O-V-E-R-R-A-T-E-D

Posted by: rlomax67 | September 20, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

"Are you kidding me? Doughty was out-jumped, bit Johnson still had to make a spectacular catch."

I dont know man, looks pretty routine for him right here. Dude is a beast.

http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/photos?gameId=300919028&photoId=840723#photo_840723

The problem is not so much that Doughty isnt the same type athlete as Johnson (who is?), but that the coverage ended up with a 1-on-1 in the endzone.

Posted by: divi3 | September 20, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

We stand a much better chance with DHall and his loudmouth covering guys than Reed Doughty and his humble hard-working attitude.

Posted by: p1funk |

Glad you're not an administrator at St. E's. You'd let the inmates run the asylum.

How'd Oakland do with Hall? And Atlanta?--two teams that happily dumped him and his loud mouth. How'd the Redskins do with him last year?

And now surprise, this loud mouth self-promoter is throwing his teammates under the bus, and telling his coaches where he's gonna line up.

THAT's even worse than Haynesworth. Fine his butt and start him next week--on the bench.

Hall makes some big plays, I'll grant you that. But that's because he's frequently playing five yards off the receiver, either beaten or baiting the QB to throw. Once every other game he gets a nice Int. But much of the time he's beaten like the proverbial drum.

Does Doughty Stink this year? No worse than Landry stunk last year. reason? They are both strong safeties. Doughty's a second strign stong safety forced to play free safety.

And by the way, even Hall admits that had Buchanon not blown the assignment, Johnson would have been covered.

Posted by: TheCork | September 20, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Good thing the Washington Post ran an article and all the windbags on the radio were talking about how he's such a leader this year. Nice.

By the way, learn how to speak English.

Posted by: blanknerc | September 20, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Well, Walter got 150 yards and a TD too, so who was covering Walter?

Posted by: Wemiss21 | September 20, 2010 1:23 PM

Exactly. If anything, DHall was the weak link in the secondary yesterday. Walter owned him more than Andre Johnson owned anybody else. And a lot of Walter's catches were for first downs.

So much for DHall being a "team leader" and having an "attitude adjustment".

Look in the mirror, dude.

Posted by: NosferatusCoffin | September 20, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

good for dhall! nothing wrong with a little emotion and drive - i'd be disappointed if he wasn't frustrated with that loss.
c'mon, does anyone really think he won't be covering his assignments on whatever defense haslett calls next week?

Posted by: mattduke | September 20, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

What a pompous a$$!!! This is what you get when you sign trash like Haynesworth and Hall. Hall had us all fooled last week, making us think he was a TEAM first player. He's not a Redskin. We will be sorry we signed him. When are we ever going to learn that we need to be signing character guys. Darrell Green, Monk, Mann, Jacoby, Grimm, Bostic -character guys= CHAMPIONS!!!!!

Posted by: sjakemuzik | September 20, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Some people just don't get it, by reading most of your comments on here you guys just don't know how good DHall is. He was all that and a box of chocolates with ATL and he did play okay with the Raiders but he is home now. He plays his heart out, he wants to win and IS a leader along with Fletcher! This "meHall" that some moron posted is uncalled for. DHall has been doing nothing but making plays since he came to D.C.! His emotional interview speaks highly to me, not only is he loyal to the Skins he REALLY wants to show everyone in the NFL that WE are for REAL! Hall had 2 picks in the pre-season and helped create that fumble against the Cryboys, expect DeAngelo to have like 7 more picks by the end of the season! Our D is GREAT btw, its just the Shaub played like he wasn't human. Some mistakes which I don't mind them happening in game 2 of the season and not towards the end of the year! Lets focus on the Rams now! HTTR

Posted by: nudesportsdude | September 20, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Since acquiring this new DB, reporters have been shoving mics in his face. Shove the mic in the DB COACHES face. Then we will hear team substance, not object of reporter entertainment. If the Skins are to win, no different than last season--Doughty and Fletcher on the bench and TEAM REDSKINS ONLY on the field.

Posted by: CTaylor42 | September 20, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

hall is probably the source for all the haynesworth trash of the pre-season. he has an ego problem and loves to hear himself. i'm sure he's just trying to get himself one of those reality shows like T.O. and Ocho. big egos need big feeding. i don't see shanahan as the type of coach who's going to tolerate such nonsense. it is nonsense. the worst that happened was doughty being played out of his natural position and then being exploited. that's what a good OC will do. find a weakness and then exploit it. doughty is not ok as a free safety, but he's not a bad football player.

this goes to the former player personnel people, not paying attention to balance of the roster. continuously trading draft picks and doing the splashy signing of free agents because it had glitter. there is no true depth on the entire roster and until balance can be attained, you will have players playing out of position, or holding your breath when an offensive lineman stays on the ground for any length of time. look at wide receiver, same thing. so dump on doughty if you must, but remember, this is the deck of cards handed to shanahan. i see him doing ok under the circumstances up to this point. he did not bow down to little lord haynesworth, and you can bet he'll have words with hall. and the danny needs to stay out of the way...

Posted by: joerutgens72 | September 20, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Everyone in the metro area knew that pass was going to Andre Johnson. How he gets single coverage on that play w/ a safety is anyone's guess. Way to throw your teammates under the bus, DHall. 9 times out of 10 AJ beats you as well on a jump ball battle like that. Unfortunately, the guy who would've been able to make that play hasn't been available for a while. That would be Sean Taylor.

Posted by: randysbailin | September 20, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

My friend Steve made a great article on his blog about DeAngelo's comments. Check it out at: http://fanspeak.com/qanda/2010/09/20/deangelo-hall-speaks-out-against-the-defense/

Posted by: bmurph24 | September 20, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Fantasy owners, pick up Mark Clayton this week...

Posted by: bernard_thompson | September 20, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

I actually agree with him.. our corners were not covering they were blitzing and the safeties were in 2 deep zone - the idea is you get to the QB or else there's a wide open zone between the two safeties.
At that point in the game they should have left the blitz and went into man coverage checking receivers at the line.

He's right the D was stupid from the third quarter on.

Although - he will get in big trouble for crying to the media this way - insubordinate.

Posted by: capitolhill09 | September 20, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

During the week, I told a fellow fan that the best news of the week was that we would only have to sit thru one more week of a non-free safety trying to play the position. I told him that the match-up with AJ made me real nervous, but Moore would be back soon (Not soon enough).

As for the coverage that the team was playing, the intent was to bracket Johnson with deep and short coverage. But, while Buchanon was supposed play underneath to take away routes near the first down marker, he needed to stay tight to Johnson all over the field rather than come-off of him to play a possible QB rush or short dump-off.

Posted by: SportzWiz | September 20, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

During the week, I told a fellow fan that the best news of the week was that we would only have to sit thru one more week of a non-free safety trying to play the position. I told him that the match-up with AJ made me real nervous, but Moore would be back soon (Not soon enough).

As for the coverage that the team was playing, the intent was to bracket Johnson with deep and short coverage. But, while Buchanon was supposed play underneath to take away routes near the first down marker, he needed to stay tight to Johnson all over the field rather than come-off of him to play a possible QB rush or short dump-off.

Posted by: SportzWiz | September 20, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Unlike a lot of skins fans I try to cut Rogers some slack but I have to say that him getting beat at crucial plays by the other receiver is what kept their drives alive and allowed them to move down field for those scores. Although Johnson caught the game tying ball it was those other receivers that kept long drives going and it was the tight end that caught the pass in overtime to get them in field goal range. Johnson is great so even if they had Buchanan helping he may have still come down with that one but no excuse for that other guy getting 10 catches. Their QB figured out that he could go to Rogers side any time he needed a play. Come on Carlos, pick up your game.

Posted by: ged0386 | September 20, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

I do laugh when they quote these guys in the exact lazy English that was used. It perfectly catches the tone and lets you realize they're talking just to talk. I mean, we're not really listening to a Darrell Green-quality guy/teammate here. It's a guy that has worn out his welcome everywhere he goes for saying stupid stuff and talking tough without backing it up. All the silly trash talking and posing these guys do - that's not really Redskins football in my book.

Posted by: AsstGM | September 20, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

randysbailin

Yea Randy, we definitely missed Taylor yesterday. He would have made a hit or a play on the ball on some of those. Horton and Reed are serviceable but could you imagine Landry and Taylor together? But when you play secondary is like being a pitcher who got rocked the game before. You have to have a short memory because next week you will be checking another top receiver. Also, may i suggest to the coaches that they implement a 100k fine for the next receiver that does some sort of celebration after catching a first down pass. To me thats the sign of a team that is not use to success. There should be a rule that skins players cannot celebrate a catch unless it is at least a touchdown, preferably a game winning one. Did you see any of the texans receivers celebrate? Only Johnson when he scored and he did not celebrate as much as the skins when they made a first down catch. Be like Cooley and just get back to the huddle and get ready for the next play.

Posted by: ged0386 | September 20, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

jake delhomme

Posted by: BMACattack | September 20, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse


That your locker. Those your street clothes. This your weekend off.

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | September 20, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

The fact remains that for the second game in a row both the offensive and defensive lines got dominated. If our defensive linemen did their job, and put pressure on Schaub, I am pretty confident that Andre Johnson does not catch that touchdown pass and the Redskins preserve the win. There are so many issues and holes with this team though. The fact that they were able to score 27 points was a miracle. The key to winning in football is controling the line of scrimmage, and that is something the Redskins have not been able to do for a very long time.

Posted by: RedskinAddict | September 20, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Took a close look at the AJ-TD. As much I could see due the movement of the camera:
5 of our guys (Orakpo, Carter, Holliday, Alexander, McIntosh) were rushing the passer. 6 Texans were blocking. Leaves 6 Skins on 4 Texans.
Far side: DHall on Walter, Carlos on Jacoby Jones, Landry over the top.
Near side: Buchanon on AJ, Doughty over the top. Pocket collapsed quickly. Fletcher had the TE covered.
Far side: Walter went to the End Zone, while Jones ran a shorter route. Walter would have been well covered by Landry and Hall whereas Buchanon released AJ at around the 12 yard line to Doughty instead of helping him.
Btw Schaub would have probably been sacked by Carter if Orakpo wouldn't have fallen into his path. Under heavy pressure Schaub (on the run) just throws it up for grabs in AJ's direction. Such a scenario is usually Interception-time for every defense apart from ours, because of this bum Buchanon, who after having basically lost interest in the play, regains mental stability and realizes Schaub got it off and then is way late to provide any help for Reed. Buchanon was the one who blew it. There's no excuse (or purpose) for standing around at the 10 yard line. Never was Doughty supposed to cover AJ on his own. That's what DHall is pointing at.

Buchanon was probably in mind-Canton since he made a great play on a deep ball on the play before. Thanks Phil!

Posted by: vladoiu | September 20, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Took a close look at the AJ-TD. As much I could see due the movement of the camera:
5 of our guys (Orakpo, Carter, Holliday, Alexander, McIntosh) were rushing the passer. 6 Texans were blocking. Leaves 6 Skins on 4 Texans.
Far side: DHall on Walter, Carlos on Jacoby Jones, Landry over the top.
Near side: Buchanon on AJ, Doughty over the top. Pocket collapsed quickly. Fletcher had the TE covered.
Far side: Walter went to the End Zone, while Jones ran a shorter route. Walter would have been well covered by Landry and Hall whereas Buchanon released AJ at around the 12 yard line to Doughty instead of helping him.
Btw Schaub would have probably been sacked by Carter if Orakpo wouldn't have fallen into his path. Under heavy pressure Schaub (on the run) just throws it up for grabs in AJ's direction. Such a scenario is usually Interception-time for every defense apart from ours, because of this bum Buchanon, who after having basically lost interest in the play, regains mental stability and realizes Schaub got it off and then is way late to provide any help for Reed. Buchanon was the one who blew it. There's no excuse (or purpose) for standing around at the 10 yard line. Never was Doughty supposed to cover AJ on his own. That's what DHall is pointing at.

Buchanon was probably in mind-Canton since he made a great play on a deep ball on the play before. Thanks Phil!

Posted by: vladoiu | September 20, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Well McNabb proved he is still able to deliver, he does not play on the defense nor the special teams. He threw for for over four hundred years using a multitude of players. The Texans won the game, last year team would have not had the fortitude to have a comeback on the road. It is going to take a team effort for the Redskins to establish new winning tradition of glory days. The coach and the quarterback are leaders but now it is time for a defensive leader, Hall is designating himself the man. Everyone must be ready to cover whoever line across from them. Dispite the lost the Redskins are on the right track. Its time to dump Haysworth and move on by whatever means necessary, he is nothing but a disruption in preporation for game day.

Posted by: phjesuswarrior7 | September 20, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Well McNabb proved he is still able to deliver, he does not play on the defense nor the special teams. He threw for for over four hundred years using a multitude of players. The Texans won the game, last year team would have not had the fortitude to have a comeback on the road. It is going to take a team effort for the Redskins to establish new winning tradition of glory days. The coach and the quarterback are leaders but now it is time for a defensive leader, Hall is designating himself the man. Everyone must be ready to cover whoever line across from them. Dispite the lost the Redskins are on the right track. Its time to dump Haysworth and move on by whatever means necessary, he is nothing but a disruption in preporation for game day.

Posted by: phjesuswarrior7 | September 20, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Well McNabb proved he is still able to deliver, he does not play on the defense nor the special teams. He threw for for over four hundred years using a multitude of players. The Texans won the game, last year team would have not had the fortitude to have a comeback on the road. It is going to take a team effort for the Redskins to establish new winning tradition of glory days. The coach and the quarterback are leaders but now it is time for a defensive leader, Hall is designating himself the man. Everyone must be ready to cover whoever line across from them. Dispite the lost the Redskins are on the right track. Its time to dump Haysworth and move on by whatever means necessary, he is nothing but a disruption in preporation for game day.

Posted by: phjesuswarrior7 | September 20, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

"we were dominating them.....what the Hell was he looking at....."YOU GOT 400 yards put-up on that sorry secondary "MAN"

Posted by: HOOKDADDY44 | September 20, 2010 7:31 PM | Report abuse

"we were dominating them.....what the Hell was he looking at....."YOU GOT 400 yards put-up on that sorry secondary "MAN"

Posted by: HOOKDADDY44 | September 20, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Is pabrian2003 trying to say in a very convoluted way that he was disappointed by Donovon McNabb's performance?

If so, that is absolutely the dumbest thing I've ever read on this post, and there have been plenty of dumb posts!

400+ yards 1 TD 0 INT. Converted a clutch 3rd and 20 play in 4th quarter that was nullified by holding penalty. Took team down to 5 yard line for easy FG to clinch. How could any Redskins fan not be happy with the QB play? (Now the running game is a completely different kettle of fish...)

Are you some sort of frustrated Eagles Troll?

Posted by: supattapone | September 20, 2010 7:33 PM | Report abuse

i can't really place much blame on doughty on his play against andre johnson. he was in position and looking at the play, doughty was right there. johnson merely clutched the ball w/ both hand then pulled the ball in with his right hand. most db's would've tried to get their arms between the ball catcher's hand and swiped forward to dislodge the ball. if anything, haslett should've had buchanan stay on johnson throughout the play and have doughty play underneath. noone is blaming buchanan for coming off johnson early. as for last week, doughty was at fault for biting on the play fake. we all saw that. the fact of the matter is, there were several breakdowns on defense. arian foster's long catch and run on the screen play, chris horton biting on the play fake in overtime that allowed the te to put houston in fg position, the corners giving cushion and allowing the receivers to get a clean release off the line of scrimmage (remember, if schaub's timing/rhythm is off we wouldn't be sitting here complaining). even on offense....letting stephon heyer come in to play in place of trent williams (yeah, the alex barron-ish holding play) which costed us a CRUCIAL 3rd down conversion. poor run blocking from the entire o line which didn't allow us to better manage the clock. larry johnson's rookie mode run which gave us 2nd and long. neither larry johnson nor portis have the speed to run the sweep plays. they need to be running between the tackles (if only rabach and company can run block as well as they pass block). i'm not taking anything away from houston. they're a good team but we all knew arian foster wasn't gonna have a record day running against our defense. their pass defense is nothing special and we proved that. it's a lose we'll have to get over just be ready for sam bradford. after losing to matt stafford and the lions last year, we should hope our defense doesn't implode against the rams next week. peace out!

Posted by: charronegro1971 | September 20, 2010 7:57 PM | Report abuse

I thought Haslett's idea of putting 1.5 scrubs on one of the top receivers in football at the crucial point in the game was solid.

Posted by: kieran2001 | September 20, 2010 8:02 PM | Report abuse

i see all these comments from people demanding that hall be benched or calling him a bum. i wonder what you were calling him last week when he stripped the ball from tashard choice, recovered the fumble and ran it back for our only td? was he a bum or a hero? some of you a$$h0les should like cowboy fans down here in tx! before the season starts, everyone is proclaiming the cowboys as nfc east champs, nfc conference champs and sb champs....suddenly the cowboys lose and the fans are calling jerry jones to trade the team, fire phillips and crucify romo. bandwagon fans are no better than cowboy fans and there's nothing worse than a cowboy fan!

Posted by: charronegro1971 | September 20, 2010 8:21 PM | Report abuse

i see all these comments from people demanding that hall be benched or calling him a bum. i wonder what you were calling him last week when he stripped the ball from tashard choice, recovered the fumble and ran it back for our only td? was he a bum or a hero? some of you a$$h0les sound like cowboy fans down here in tx! before the season starts, everyone is proclaiming the cowboys as nfc east champs, nfc conference champs and sb champs....suddenly the cowboys lose and the fans are calling jerry jones to trade the team, fire phillips and crucify romo. bandwagon fans are no better than cowboy fans and there's nothing worse than a cowboy fan!

Posted by: charronegro1971 | September 20, 2010 8:22 PM | Report abuse

I was there. Hall is right. That zone defense resulted in a lot of defensive backs watching the game instead of playing it.

Posted by: tripferguson1 | September 20, 2010 9:50 PM | Report abuse

I was there. Hall is right. That zone defense resulted in a lot of defensive backs watching the game instead of playing it.

Posted by: tripferguson1 | September 20, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

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