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Redskins focus on creating more turnovers

In Washington's 13-7 opening victory over Dallas, top cornerback DeAngelo Hall scored the team's only touchdown on a fumble recovery after he stripped the ball from Tashard Choice.

Hall's big play exemplified the Redskins emphasis on turnovers under Coach Mike Shanahan and defensive coordinator Jim Haslett. "Yeah, we used to work on creating turnovers last year, too, but not like we do now," Hall said recently. "Now, just the whole mind-set is different.

"I think what you see now, with the approach Has brings, is that everybody's always out there [at practice] trying to strip it. I don't know if you would have seen that last year."

As always, turnovers could have a major effect on things as the Redskins play host to the Houston Texans on Sunday at FedEx Field.

"They're doing a good job" producing turnovers, Haslett said. "We talked about we needed to score a touchdown to win the [Dallas] game, and D Hall did a great job of tearing the ball loose and then picking it up and running for a touchdown. I think good defenses do that in the league. The numbers ... that's what the media does. They like those numbers. 'Oh they were number one in the league.'

"But they got to look at the big picture. What's your offense doing to help ya? There's a lot of things that go into that. More importantly for the defense, don't give up points and get the ball back for the offense, so they can score points. And if you can get a lot of turnovers and you don't give up a lot of points, that's a heck of a defense."

By Jason Reid  |  September 19, 2010; 1:19 PM ET
Categories:  DeAngelo Hall  
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Comments

Once you get the FIRST turnover, the rest come out like olives.

Posted by: beep-beep | September 19, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

What's up with the fox broadcast of the Bears game?

Posted by: Diesel44 | September 19, 2010 1:16 PM

There. I fixed it for you. Or, foxed it for you.

Posted by: beep-beep | September 19, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Bears o-line looks Terrrrible...

Posted by: skinswillwin | September 19, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Once you get the FIRST turnover, the rest come out like olives.

Posted by: beep-beep | September 19, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Huh?

Posted by: RomoLongballs | September 19, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Orakpo will serve up one big dish of Matt Ala Flushed From The Pocket Schaub.

Adam Carriker?

Time to show you can clean the plate sir.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | September 19, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Hey hessone.

Stop playin' da fool.

Someone posted recently that it looks like Poopy McPoop is camped inside your head laughing his arse off.

and I have to say I agree.

Posted by: Chia_Pet | September 19, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Does anybody know if there are any free websites that stream nfl games?

Posted by: NYSkinsFan1 | September 19, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

NYSkinsFan1:

http://atdhe.net/index.html

usually works.

Posted by: rachel216 | September 19, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Vick sack/fumble

Posted by: RomoLongballs | September 19, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Follow the leader, follow

beep beep

Posted by: beep-beep | September 19, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RomoLongballs | September 19, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Rumor is that two giant union electrical contractors are buying the Cowboys, Fisk Electric and Sasco Electric, theyre going to call them the " Fiasco Cowboys ". Hail to the Redskins.

Posted by: bigfuff | September 19, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

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