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DeAngelo Hall thinks RGIII compares favorably to Vick

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Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall has been raving about Robert Griffin III since even before Washington drafted him, and Hall now says that after seeing Griffin up close, he believes even more strongly in the Redskins’ rookie quarterback.

Hall said in an interview on 980 ESPN in Washington, D.C. that having played with Michael Vick in Atlanta before playing with Griffin in Washington, he sees Griffin as far ahead of where Vick was early in his career.

“I feel like he’s light years ahead of Michael Vick because he understands mentally what it takes to be great,” Hall said, via SportsRadioInterviews.com. “Mike felt like he could go out athletically and be great. R.G. is like, ‘I know athletically I’m pretty good, but I want to be mentally great. If I can be mentally great and athletically good or great then it’s scary.’ His ability to want to be that great quarterback, not just a great athlete, is what is going to separate him from all the other guys out there.”

Those comments mesh with what Griffin has said about not wanting to be stereotyped as a running quarterback. It takes some athletic quarterbacks time to learn not to rely solely on their athletic abilities, but Griffin understands right now that he needs to be a complete quarterback.

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27 Responses to “DeAngelo Hall thinks RGIII compares favorably to Vick”
  1. doresb21 says: Jun 8, 2012 3:56 PM

    rg leaf

  2. habsman says: Jun 8, 2012 4:00 PM

    There are very few humans on the planet who don’t compare favorably to Mike Vick.

  3. schlereth says: Jun 8, 2012 4:02 PM

    DeAngelo Hall knows alot about being mental. He is right; its scary.

  4. rc33 says: Jun 8, 2012 4:09 PM

    I never knew wanting to be a great QB was an “ability.”

  5. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 8, 2012 4:14 PM

    Griffin doesn’t want to be stereotyped as a “mobile and athletic” quarterback. Like Cam Newton, Michael Vick, Vince Young, Randall Cunningham, Kordell Stewert, guys like that.

  6. east96st says: Jun 8, 2012 4:18 PM

    The way the press, the Skins, and the fans are hyping RGIII, if he’s not a lock for Canton by year 3, everyone will be declaring him a bust. It’s ridiculous that a franchise can be so mismanaged for so many years and the full responsibility for turning it all around – apparently, instantly – now falls on a rookie QB shoulders. Kid better be great because he’s being set up to fail. If I was Shanahan, I would be downplaying RGIII and telling everyone he needs some time to to grow and become a professional. How much pressure can they put on this guy? I’ve seen Skins fans post here that they expect to be in the NFC Championship game this year! What if RGIII, like almost every other QB, needs more time than that? Does he become a “bust” after year one?

  7. tfbuckfutter says: Jun 8, 2012 4:27 PM

    thegreatgabbert says: Jun 8, 2012 4:14 PM

    Griffin doesn’t want to be stereotyped as a “mobile and athletic” quarterback. Like Cam Newton, Michael Vick, Vince Young, Randall Cunningham, Kordell Stewert, guys like that.

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    I wouldn’t want to be compared to guys like that either since two of them suck, two of them are spotty at best, and one we don’t know about yet.

    I’ll let you figure out who is who.

  8. spankygreen says: Jun 8, 2012 4:33 PM

    NEWS FLASH….The key to not being a running QB, BLACK, WHITE or indifferent is to have a good O-line. When Vick was in Atlanta he had himself, Crumpler, and warrick Dunn and Very little else…. including a coach who had a clue…..that combination makes you a running QB. Not by design, but necessity and preservation of life…..The QB’s in the NFL that are successful is surrounded by talent…..Name a QB, past or present with good rb’s, receivers, O-line and a smart Offensive coordinator that ran the ball more than he threw it………..

  9. bulldogslc says: Jun 8, 2012 4:35 PM

    Who cares about all that? How’s his smile?

  10. dcbassguy says: Jun 8, 2012 4:44 PM

    How about we all see what RGIII can do on the field, in an actual NFL game before he’s compared to anyone.

    This set up for failure is about as monumental as I’ve seen. If he’s not better than Vick right from the start, he’ll be a disappointment.

    As an Eagles fan, I’m loving all the hype and expectations.

  11. Waxxx4321 says: Jun 8, 2012 4:45 PM

    AS a Skins Fan when i see a D’angelo Hall Article, immediately shun it…i appreciate the words on Rg3 Hall, But this year I think you should worry more about YOU and not getting left behind or burned by Receivers, and Since you Think your the next Charles Woodson, i expect a lot out of You this year..and own up to your own mistakes on the field..thats what i expect from you this year with all the talk.

  12. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 8, 2012 4:50 PM

    Well, Gruesome is a couple of years older than Vick was coming into the league. How much is that in “light years”?

  13. arkadyrenko says: Jun 8, 2012 5:03 PM

    I agree with the people saying RG III is being set up to fail. Redskins fans are the biggest bunch of neurotics on Earth. Wait until he throws his first INT in a preseason game; the wailing, gnashing of teeth, and rending of garments in DC will be epic.

  14. jacksaysfu says: Jun 8, 2012 5:04 PM

    Im an Eagles fan and I see the potential in RG3 , he really MIGHT have what it takes to be great , but it’s only potential right now & no one knows how he’ll look playing with NFL players …. … Redskin fans should wait till RG3 leads them out of the NFC East basement before singing his praises ….. Also , Redskin fans should treat Eagles fans nicer . We love you guy’s , I mean your 2 guaranteed W’s every year … I thank every dress wearing Hogette .

  15. laeaglefan says: Jun 8, 2012 5:19 PM

    I remember when Donovan McNabb was often called a “running quarterback”. He hated that designation back then. He should feel better about it now though, since nobody has accused him of anything like that lately. The only thing he’s accused of anymore is killing a lot of worms with his passes.

  16. JohnnyTwoTimes says says: Jun 8, 2012 5:24 PM

    The Redskins have signed 22 Free Agents that were Pro-Bowlers, 0 of those FORMER Pro-Bowlers made a Pro-Bowl as a Redskin……..RGIII is SCREWED!!!

  17. skinsdiehard says: Jun 8, 2012 5:38 PM

    JohnnyTwoTimes says says:
    Jun 8, 2012 5:24 PM
    The Redskins have signed 22 Free Agents that were Pro-Bowlers, 0 of those FORMER Pro-Bowlers made a Pro-Bowl as a Redskin……..RGIII is SCREWED!!!
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    Another lie……DeAngelo Hall made the Pro-Bowl for both the Falcons and Redskins. Was named Pro-Bowl MVP for the Skins.

  18. skinsdiehard says: Jun 8, 2012 5:48 PM

    ..as a matter of fact, all of the victories in 2007, 2008 and 2010 vs. the Eagles were in Philadelphia…..on the road.

  19. footballfanman says: Jun 8, 2012 5:53 PM

    Cerrato signed a bunch over hill the former pro bowlers. Cerrato hasn’t been in the league for two years. Please stop assuming Shanahan and Allen are running this team the same way. There’s been growing pains but it’s going to get going. We got a QB now just build around him and add to what we have.

  20. kingcarlbanks says: Jun 8, 2012 6:01 PM

    The Skins better run alot of max protect for this kid or he’s gonna be IRGIII. With all the good pass rushers in the NFC East this kids gonna be running for his life. Can’t wait to see Tuck and JPP make a smear on the turf out of “The Savior “!

  21. schmitty2 says: Jun 8, 2012 6:53 PM

    Let’s hope the the comparision is for on the field stuff only

  22. footballfanman says: Jun 8, 2012 6:54 PM

    Can’t wait to see JPP and Tuck tackle air as RGIII roles out for a 50 yard bomb.

  23. CKL says: Jun 9, 2012 9:47 AM

    Is this the same DeAngelo Hall who told WaPo recently that he spent one of his latest evenings blacked out from drinking? Why yes it IS the same DeAngelo Hall. ‘Nuf said.

  24. dallasbaby says: Jun 9, 2012 11:24 AM

    east96st says:
    Jun 8, 2012 4:18 PM
    The way the press, the Skins, and the fans are hyping RGIII, if he’s not a lock for Canton by year 3, everyone will be declaring him a bust. It’s ridiculous that a franchise can be so mismanaged for so many years and the full responsibility for turning it all around – apparently, instantly – now falls on a rookie QB shoulders. Kid better be great because he’s being set up to fail. If I was Shanahan, I would be downplaying RGIII and telling everyone he needs some time to to grow and become a professional. How much pressure can they put on this guy? I’ve seen Skins fans post here that they expect to be in the NFC Championship game this year! What if RGIII, like almost every other QB, needs more time than that? Does he become a “bust” after year one?

    ******

    Don’t be surprised by all the hype, this is typical Redskins fans style. I live near DC, and every year I have to hear these fools around here crap their pajamas as they prepare for a Playoff season all because they signed ONE guy. I remember how Haynesworth was lauded, before he got too fat and lay on the field watching QBs run past him. I remember seeing McNabb’s face on billboards and on the sides of busses before he crapped the bed and got pulled vs Detroit in favor of Fat Rex. I also remember how the entire bar I was at exploded with squeals and talks of a Superbowl as soon as RG3 and his stupid-looking socks were drafted in April. Jumping the gun much?

    Hall has absolutely no credibility on his judge of character so it really doesn’t matter what he has to say about anyone. I can’t wait til RG3 throws his first pass – probably an interception – to shut all these Redskins fans up…that is until Danny opens his wallets and signs their next “savior.”

  25. koolrepetoire says: Jun 9, 2012 6:10 PM

    Isn’t RG3 light years ahead of Vick at the same age? The hatred of Hall is sidebar. He sees in OTA’s what many of us already saw live or on film. RG3 is more mature, way more cerebrally advanced, has incredibly more character than Vick could wish to have, is more coachable, way more accurate, is just as fast, has the same type of arm strength, and has more personality than Vick.

  26. musicman495 says: Jun 10, 2012 1:47 PM

    jacksaysfu says: Jun 8, 2012 5:04 PM

    ….. Also , Redskin fans should treat Eagles fans nicer . We love you guy’s , I mean your 2 guaranteed W’s every year … I thank every dress wearing Hogette .
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    We love you “guy’s” too.

    And where exactly can we go to see your Lombardi trophies? Oh, yeah, that’s right.

  27. mdc21787 says: Jun 11, 2012 1:10 AM

    getting pretty damn tired of this site putting words into d-hall’s mouth. why are yall piling it on? did he say he compares favorably to vick? no. he compared the two and said rg3 is more focused, but has the same playmaking ability. how does that ‘compare favorably’ ????

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