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Hall says other players have told him he’s a great player

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After Sunday’s loss to the Cowboys, which was capped by Dallas receiver Dez Bryant beating Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall for a gain that preceded the game-winning field goal, Hall said he’s so bad that the team should cut him.

Hall now says that he has heard from a laundry list of NFL greats regarding his greatness.

“I had so many calls from other guys in the league telling me how great I was as a corner,” Hall said, via the Associated Press.  “And I’m, like, ‘Dude, I’m not on suicide watch.’  It was amazing, just the reaction that I didn’t think it was going to get.”

Hall claimed that he heard from men like Larry Fitzgerald, Ben Roethlisberger, Chad Ochocinco (OK, they aren’t all great players), and Ray Lewis.

But before Mr. Martini declares that he busted the juke-a-box, let’s consider whether Hall was having a crisis of confidence — or whether he was hoping to get a free ticket out of town in the hopes of signing with a contender for the stretch run.  After all, Hall was once cut by the Raiders after earning $8 million for eight games, before landing in D.C. and eventually pocketing another big-money contract.  Now that he’s playing for a bad team with no immediate prospects for success, maybe that was the first step of a clumsy, passive-aggressive exit strategy.

If that’s the goal, he’s still holding out hope.  Indeed, he reiterated his position on Wednesday.

“I stand by it,” Hall said. “I wear this ‘C’ on my chest for a reason. I hold myself to a higher standard than a lot of other people.”

Then came the possible glimpse into his soul.

“I probably haven’t been as productive as I would like to,” Hall said.  “I don’t know if this defense is built for a corner to go out here and get eight or nine picks or seven picks.  It’s built to stop the deep ball and manage the game.”

In other words (possibly), “I want out.”

If he really wants out, we’d have more respect for Hall if he simply laid down on the job.

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71 Responses to “Hall says other players have told him he’s a great player”
  1. vahawker says: Nov 23, 2011 5:36 PM

    All those QB’s and WR’s..he left out the part where they said “great to play against because I know my stats will look good at the end of the game.”

  2. tooz72 says: Nov 23, 2011 5:36 PM

    Narcissistic a**hole…toast

  3. svrnblk says: Nov 23, 2011 5:37 PM

    I wonder if he heard from Eddie Royal?

  4. tatum064 says: Nov 23, 2011 5:37 PM

    “You’re a great player, please keep playing”


    the Dallas Cowboys receivers

  5. redguy12588 says: Nov 23, 2011 5:37 PM

    What does roethlisberger know about hall? He’s played against him once.

  6. joetoronto says: Nov 23, 2011 5:39 PM

    This mofo is delusional.

  7. jacunn2000 says: Nov 23, 2011 5:39 PM

    Was it Dez Bryant that said it?

  8. trbowman says: Nov 23, 2011 5:40 PM

    Big Ben told Hall he was a great player….

    to target extensively.

  9. bigtganks says: Nov 23, 2011 5:43 PM

    When I read “Hall” and I don’t know who we’re talking about until I read the story, they’re not a great player.

    That said, Hall sounds a bit narsasistic.

    Did T.O. call him and say “It’s not fair!”?

  10. gb4mn0 says: Nov 23, 2011 5:47 PM

    I read MN try to snag Hall but he told the vikequeens them he’d to same gender movies before he’d play in MN.

  11. thridandlong says: Nov 23, 2011 5:50 PM

    Looking at the mirror in the locker room, Hall was heard saying, ” I love me, who do you love !”

  12. tbtrojan says: Nov 23, 2011 5:54 PM

    One of the top 10 most over rated players of the past decade.

  13. redskinspike says: Nov 23, 2011 5:55 PM

    Never thought I’d say this, but… I wish the Redskins re-signed Carlos Rogers and got rid of this clown.

  14. elmustardo says: Nov 23, 2011 5:55 PM


    I bet his momma told him he was the most handsome little boy at school, too.

  15. hailvictory10 says: Nov 23, 2011 5:56 PM

    “Hall you are awesome!”
    -Dez Bryant

  16. hailvictory10 says: Nov 23, 2011 5:57 PM

    Deangelo “Burnt Toast” Hall

  17. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Nov 23, 2011 6:00 PM

    ya, and most of the losers that go on american idol’s friends tell them they’re good too.

    but you play for the skins so keep on listening to the “laundry list” deangelina!

  18. ownbay says: Nov 23, 2011 6:01 PM

    They lied to him.

  19. mjkelly77 says: Nov 23, 2011 6:01 PM

    “Hall says other players have told him he’s a great player.”

    That’s like your mom telling you what a handsome little boy you are.

  20. test2402 says: Nov 23, 2011 6:02 PM

    This clown was out there beating his chest after any involvement in a play last week. No matter how little he was involved. Just wait till Tim Tebow gets to him. He will be torn apart by jesus’s football skills and praying to god at the same time. Tim Tebow.

  21. shootahcowboy says: Nov 23, 2011 6:04 PM

    How much did he pay them?

  22. blackqbwhiterb says: Nov 23, 2011 6:04 PM

    They lie, DeAngelo.

  23. blackqbwhiterb says: Nov 23, 2011 6:07 PM

    And if you think it’s built to stop the deep ball, you’re right, they should cut you, because you can’t.

  24. kcthirteen13 says: Nov 23, 2011 6:07 PM

    Does that “C” on his chest stand for how average he’s played this year?

  25. nyjetsmaniac says: Nov 23, 2011 6:16 PM

    This Guy STILL ?????

  26. takingover29 says: Nov 23, 2011 6:21 PM

    Deangelo Hall is a LEGEND!!!!…. in his own mind.

  27. 28purple4mvp says: Nov 23, 2011 6:29 PM

    gb4mn0 says:
    Nov 23, 2011 5:47 PM
    I read MN try to snag Hall but he told the vikequeens them he’d to same gender movies before he’d play in MN.

    I never in my 40 years have I had to read such garbage. Why do you even aaah forget it. Capt moron. And all the packer fans out there never call you out. Shows there class to!!!!!!!

  28. twesty85 says: Nov 23, 2011 6:30 PM

    gb4mn0 says: Nov 23, 2011 5:47 PM

    I read MN try to snag Hall but he told the vikequeens them he’d to same gender movies before he’d play in MN.

    maybe this makes sense to packer’s fans but to the rest of us you sound like you should go back to… actually maybe school isn’t for you….

  29. tre4rere says: Nov 23, 2011 6:31 PM

    redguy12588 says:
    Nov 23, 2011 5:37 PM
    What does roethlisberger know about hall? He’s played against him once.

    What do you know about hall? Youve played against him zero times.

    For the record Deangelo Hall is one of the fastest players in the league, he does get burnt but its because he goes for big plays(and often makes them). The guy makes plays and he can tackle as good as any corner in the league. He more then makes up for his mistakes on the field with great overall play.

  30. i3addog says: Nov 23, 2011 6:33 PM

    You’re the best I ever had.

    Of course I love you.

    The check is in the mail.

    And now we can add, you’re a great shut down corner.

  31. palinforpresidentofnorthkorea says: Nov 23, 2011 6:34 PM

    MeAngelo should retire if he feels that way……

    instead of angling to be traded to a team that is going to the playoffs.

    Shut up and play better!

  32. glac1 says: Nov 23, 2011 6:37 PM

    DeAngelo……Grow up………………..

  33. rayguyreturns says: Nov 23, 2011 6:44 PM

    Yes, and my high school guidance counselor said I should be an astronaut.

    I think she just wanted me off of this planet.

  34. usmarine75 says: Nov 23, 2011 6:45 PM

    Was he told this by the same people that told Ladanian Tomlinson that he’s a classy guy?

  35. theherogothamdeserved86 says: Nov 23, 2011 6:55 PM

    Dear DeAngelo,

    You’re good enough, smart enough and doggone it, people like you


    The Senator from Minnesota

  36. commandercornpone says: Nov 23, 2011 7:02 PM

    FredEx endorses DeAngela.

  37. theseekeroffun says: Nov 23, 2011 7:24 PM

    In the words of Arnold, I lied!

  38. ilovefoolsball says: Nov 23, 2011 7:32 PM

    Well that’s important, what other people think.

  39. mikehockhurtz says: Nov 23, 2011 7:32 PM

    Hey Dan Snyder…please break the bank and resign
    DeAngelo to a long term deal….



  40. ratbastardshanahandjob says: Nov 23, 2011 7:33 PM

    MeAngelo Toast HallPass…….

  41. bangitfootball says: Nov 23, 2011 7:46 PM

    Hey DeAngelo , Every Quarterback and every receiver say your great ( to play against)

  42. gnomad says: Nov 23, 2011 7:56 PM

    Dhall is not a great corner but he certainly is not the thing wrong with redskins. When Rogers was our cover corner, Hall was a certainly more than average – and he is about our only player that generates turnovers – he’s not great, he’s not as good as he is in his mind, but he is a decent pro, and he isn’t trying to leave. He said he hopes they bring him back next year in the same paragraph – but paragraphs aren’t sound bites. Perhaps if our safeties were healthy it might look better. In the most recent cowboys game, the bad plays were 6 seconds or so into coverage – that’s too much to ask of any corner.

  43. nokuntry4idiots says: Nov 23, 2011 7:58 PM

    I bet they also told him that he could sell ice to Eskimos and make a fortune…

  44. steelyres211 says: Nov 23, 2011 8:03 PM

    He’s not a great player, not even good, he might be average though. The guy got by on reputation when he was in Atlanta, but as soon as he played for Oakland across from a Nnamdi, he got lit up like a Christmas tree. Rex Grossman is the only quarterback that ever made him look like he could play, too bad he’s on the same team now.

  45. vikesfansteve says: Nov 23, 2011 8:17 PM

    Darrel Green took a dump this morning that is better than Hall.

  46. bulldogslc says: Nov 23, 2011 8:20 PM

    Finally! someone better than my girlfriend at fishing for compliments!

  47. lookatthefarside says: Nov 23, 2011 8:28 PM

    That lay lady lay is bleeping awesome!!!

  48. dannymac17 says: Nov 23, 2011 8:44 PM

    Hall threw a pity party.

    Nobody showed up but they left voicemails about how great it was.

  49. realdeal12 says: Nov 23, 2011 8:50 PM

    Dear Sheangela,

    You are a pompus punk and think you are some great corner and you are not. Dez owned you take some antidepressants and see a therapist. Truth is you will still suck after that but at least it won’t be so sad the next time you get owned.



  50. jkaflagg says: Nov 23, 2011 8:51 PM

    Like a fine piece of art, MeAngelo Hall is priceless….

    —of course, his coaches and teammates over the years need to take some responsibility as well; apparently no one ever told him (and teammate Chris Cooley) that when you are a bad player on a bad team, it’s best to just shut your mouth…..the more you babble on, it becomes clearer that you are just trying to cover up your own inadequacies…..

  51. radrntn says: Nov 23, 2011 8:55 PM

    he sucks, thats the bottom line

  52. rajbais says: Nov 23, 2011 9:07 PM

    More respect for him if he “laid down on the job.”


  53. commandercornpone says: Nov 23, 2011 9:38 PM

    the answer, as was alluded to above… is to release rex!

  54. scrapcat17 says: Nov 23, 2011 9:43 PM

    The only thing GREAT is his BIG MOUTH.

  55. nomoreseasontix says: Nov 23, 2011 9:51 PM

    You are absolutely one of the best at being an over-rated idiot.

  56. deadmanwalking47 says: Nov 23, 2011 10:24 PM

    he’s great on getting beat on 3rd and a mile,especially against dez bryant who made him look like a rookie two times this year! i hope the skins cut him in the off season cause all i know about deangelo hall is people just keep running by him!

  57. whatchutalkinabouthillis says: Nov 23, 2011 10:54 PM

    He CAN be great, if he puts enough work in. However, I think we’re going to have to settle for DeAngelo Hall: COULD have been great.

  58. ppdoc13 says: Nov 23, 2011 10:57 PM

    me, me, me, me, me, me, me

    enough about me(angelo), what do you think about me?

  59. docredskin says: Nov 23, 2011 11:41 PM

    Hall talks disproportionately to his positive outcome. It isn’t just Bryant that owns him; it’s Manningham, Jackson, Maclin, Miles Austin, Whitten, Nicks, Jason Avant, Jake Ballard, Brent Celek, Laurent Robinson, and any other eligible receiver in the NFC East or on our schedule.

    Thing that makes me the maddest – after 3rd and 21 – is that if a pass is overthrown, underthrown, or simply poorly thrown, Hall will posture like he’s Mel Blount covering my seven month old, as if that pass JUST COULDN’T BE COMPLETED against his smothering coverage.

  60. bennyd720 says: Nov 23, 2011 11:52 PM

    his momma also told him the same thing last night, and then she tucked him in and he went night night like a good little boy….

  61. 707Raiders707 says: Nov 24, 2011 12:03 AM

    yeah he is great at getting burned!!! you see almost all those players were WR’s lol…dude cant cover anyone he is lucky cutler threw him 4picks last year

  62. gamermwm says: Nov 24, 2011 12:32 AM

    Didn’t he get a lot of picks his first year with the ‘Skins? And wasn’t that just last year? And wasn’t he known at that point as one of the best veteran cornerbacks?

    I’m a lifelong Cowboys fan and I would still want him on my team after last week’s thrashing. I learned from my QB that anyone can have a REALLY bad week or two and bounce back 🙂

  63. powderedme says: Nov 24, 2011 1:10 AM

    “My mom says I’m cool…”

  64. bleedgreen80 says: Nov 24, 2011 1:14 AM

    its amazing to see how many guys up here that really dont know football all u need to see is a guy chasing a player and says he got burned, im hate the skins but hes not as bad as guys up here says he is

  65. staffordsyear says: Nov 24, 2011 2:19 AM

    I didnt know big ben is in the “great” category?

  66. dirtdawg55 says: Nov 24, 2011 7:01 AM

    MeAngelo, those were not other players saying you were great. Those were the voices inside your head.

  67. rubicon202 says: Nov 24, 2011 7:38 AM

    The guy teeters between mediocre and pedistrian from Sunday to Sunday…the police should charge him with arm robbery by they way he’s been stealing money from teams!

  68. cornersportsnet says: Nov 24, 2011 8:10 AM

    Like most corners in league hes average

  69. usmarine75 says: Nov 24, 2011 8:31 AM

    He’s good enough…
    He’s smart enough…
    And goshdarnit people like him…

  70. screamingsheep69 says: Nov 24, 2011 10:22 AM

    Steve Smith is on line 1, he wants to tell you what he thinks of you.

  71. dikshuttle says: Nov 25, 2011 8:18 AM

    Last year the complaints were about tackling. So he shores it up this year – and the pics diminish, understandably.

    The man is not a classic cover corner. He’s a turnover guy. He’s being misused and he’s not the only one on this squad.

    Haslett is putting people in the wrong spots, for whatever reason, over and over. We’ve lost multiple games due to Fletcher, a perennial all-star, being on an island covering receiving tight-ends.

    I can’t blame Hall for wanting to go somewhere that would utilize his limited skill set.

    The guy gets burned. He needs constant safety help. But he’ll make pics if you want him to. If you don’t want that – don’t hire him.

    Don’t shoot a show horse for loosing a 1/4 mile run.

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