In 10 days, the guy who wore No. 10 at Baylor could be in line to be the 27th man to start a game at quarterback for the Redskins in the 27 years since Joe Theismann’s leg broke into two pieces.
And that’s perfectly fine with cornerback DeAngelo Hall.
“We’re excited to bring R.G. to the city,” Hall told LaVar Arrington and Chad Dukes of 106.7 The Fan. “He’s the Prince of D.C. Obama’s the king, he’s the prince without a doubt.”
Hall has high expectations for Griffin. “I think he can impact this team like Cam [Newton] did,” Hall said. “Obviously with a better defense, a little more weapons around him than Cam had. I think the kid’s electric.” (Panthers receiver Steve Smith may have something to say to Hall about that when Carolina comes to FedEx Field this season.)
Still, Hall doesn’t think comparisons to his former Falcons teammate, Mike Vick, are warranted. “A lot of people liken him to Michael Vick because he’s a black guy and he’s fast, but his mentality compared to what Mike’s was when he came into the league is 360 — just totally different,” Hall said.
We think Hall means 180. Regardless, he likes Griffin. A lot.
And now Hall only has to hope Jim Irsay doesn’t come to the same conclusion.