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Posted at 6:48 PM ET, 11/21/2010

Randy Moss: Zero catches vs. DeAngelo Hall

By Barry Svrluga

A week after the Redskins allowed Philadelphia touchdowns on its first five possessions, the Tennessee Titans didn't score an offensive touchdown in Washington's 19-16 overtime win. One factor in that: cornerback DeAngelo Hall's coverage of receiver Randy Moss, the former Patriot and Viking who played his second game for Tennessee Sunday - and had no catches.

Moss's lack of production came against a Redskins secondary that was without starting cornerback Carlos Rogers and strong safety LaRon Landry because of injuries. Hall, though, said one factor in Moss being a non-factor was, apparently, the Titans' game plan.

"We felt like they were going to take a lot more shots," Hall said. "It wasn't like they threw the ball to him 15 times and he had zero catches. They might have thrown it [to him] three or four times."

Officially, Tennessee quarterbacks Vince Young and Rusty Smith targeted Moss three times. But he nearly had a huge play. On fourth down near the end of the third quarter in a game tied at 13 apiece, Smith dropped back from the Washington 36 and looked for Moss on the left side. Moss caught the ball - but not before pushing off on Hall, drawing an offensive pass interference penalty that negated what would have been a touchdown.

Nate Washington was the primary target, catching five passes for 117 yards against a Redskins secondary that, for a brief period when Hall was out with an injury, had Phillip Buchanon and Byron Westbrook as its cornerbacks. Yet the Titans still couldn't find Moss.

"For those guys to really not utilize him like we anticipated, it was a little bit of a wrinkle that we didn't expect," Hall said. "But at the same time, I guess they ran what they felt they were comfortable with."

By Barry Svrluga  | November 21, 2010; 6:48 PM ET
Categories:  DeAngelo Hall  
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funny bc moss was doubled team almost every play!!! also, nate washington had 3rd and 4th stringers covering him... he should have a big game...

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | November 21, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Moss seemed disinterested again. I think he was only targeted 3 times.

Good game by Hall, tho. Today was the first time I've seen Hall get his hands on a ball and not catch it.

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 21, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

He was DeAngelo Rogers on that play.

Posted by: westjr88 | November 21, 2010 7:00 PM | Report abuse

D-Rog - funny. huhu

Hey, he would'da had that TD if he hadn'ta pushed off - he had DHall beat.

Still - good game by Hall & glad he wasn't hurt bad. We need him. Tru Skin!

Posted by: DikShuttle | November 21, 2010 7:03 PM | Report abuse

alright - Great game.


gonna go load the attic.

Posted by: DikShuttle | November 21, 2010 7:04 PM | Report abuse

How much was it on DeAngelo, and how much was it on Randy giving up?

Heh. Good game by DHall though.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | November 21, 2010 7:04 PM | Report abuse

I thought that the offensive play calling was much more creative in this game than in most of our other games. The shovel pass to Moss, getting Fred Davis and Banks involved in the offense, the varied screen passes, and more variety in the running game all contributed to longer drives and converted third downs. This is the sort of offense I expected all along from the Shanahans. Where has it been before now? Let's hope it continues.

Posted by: kaasmaster | November 21, 2010 7:04 PM | Report abuse

Oh, you have the MRI on the ankle, dewschie?

I'm sure you believe Stompy's charlie horse, too.

I'm not the one who floated the conjecture - that was off 980 am, the Skin's own station. So, you may agree or not - but it's NOT stupid.

How about McLovin's conditioning? How's that going? Or his ability to run the two min.

Face it - Shanny communicates to the players through these moves. Whether you believe the story or the 'conspiracy', either is valid.

..and you're still a dewsch.


Posted by: DikShuttle | November 21, 2010 6:54 PM

WTF are you talking about.

So he benched Rodgers this game and Portis for the last 6 weeks too.

And then you resort to name calling. You are beyond pathetic.

Posted by: Diesel44 | November 21, 2010 7:05 PM | Report abuse

I hope the Vikes don't bench Farve we will need the help next week

Posted by: noonefromtampa | November 21, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

I like the screens to the running back when they let the D line penetrate and the line rolls out to block.

Posted by: westjr88 | November 21, 2010 7:10 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: Diesel44 | November 21, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

God....if we have to face ANOTHER running QB, in Tavaris Jackson.....

Posted by: westjr88 | November 21, 2010 7:12 PM | Report abuse

looks like vince young's having another meltdown

"Vince tore a flexor tendon in his thumb and I was not satisfied with his ability to control the ball so I stayed with Rusty," Fisher said. "He never said to me he was okay and wanted to go back in, and I was told he was a little upset after, and I was also told he threw half his uniform in the stands.

"Clearly that is no way to respond, so we have some things we have to sort out with him. He may need surgery, and if that's the case, he is done for the year. If that's the case, Rusty is our guy."

another example that all teams have there drama.

Posted by: hessone | November 21, 2010 7:23 PM | Report abuse

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