DeAngelo Hall: Eli Manning is “super smart”

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The steps in the little dance are very familiar after watching it done so many times after a player says something that generates some controversy, so it’s not too surprising to learn that Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall took a chance to further explain what he meant when he said that he could have delivered the pass that Victor Cruz turned into a game-winning 77-yard touchdown last Sunday.

Hall said on 106.7 The Fan in Washington that he was answering a question about how smart Eli Manning is as a quarterback and only meant to point out that you don’t need to be all that smart to see a receiver running open in the middle of the field. That was pretty much Manning’s read on the situation as well and Hall explained just went wrong with the coverage on that play before circling back to make sure everyone knows he thinks the Giants quarterback is just fine in the brains department.

“I’m not saying Eli’s not smart. You know, the dude’s super smart. He won two Super Bowls. I got drafted with Eli. I was able to get to know him and his family through that whole process. I respect his game a whole lot. I respect that football team, Coach Coughlin, all those guys a lot and what they’ve been able to accomplish up there in New York,” Hall said, via Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post. “So I’m not taking anything from that organization or Eli as a player. I think he’s a Hall of Fame player. I think he’s showing that, he’s proving that. I think he’s got a lot more years left in him to play. But on that particular play, I felt like the coverage that we didn’t execute to the best of our ability definitely made it a lot easier on him than we probably wanted it to be.”

It’s hard to find too much argument with any of that, which means that this is probably as good a place as any to allow this little diversion to fade away into the night.

18 responses to “DeAngelo Hall: Eli Manning is “super smart”

  1. Giants fan here…….Don’t the Skins play the Steelers this week, let it go already. The Giants are focused on Dallas period point blank!!!! It must really sting to lose to the Superpower Champs!!!!

  2. Iif he thinks eli is super smart. Wait til big ben scorches this team for 400 yards and 4 td’s. Hall will deem ben “genius”

  3. Skins fan here … any chance the Giants want to trade for DeAngelo Hall? He also is super smart and sometimes has interceptions. Will accept mid-round draft choice and ham sandwich in trade.

  4. Wow, I never heard D. Hall compliment anyone, except himself. he must think highly of Eli and the Giants – must want to play there.

  5. How’s this a backtrack again? Any logically thinking adult understood that’s what he meant from the start! Blown coverage, no difficult read needed and the rest is history! A win we should’ve easily had……everyone move on, stop letting the media make something out of nothing

  6. i think the point of his comments wasn’t a knock at any football team really. i just think he was mad that the media made eli out to be superman on that play.

  7. Giants fan here!!!! Dcsween your gonna have to throw in some more incentives for us to take this clown off your hands

  8. Mike Shanahan & Jim Haslet must be thrilled every time DeAngelo Hall goes on the radio…..especially after a tough loss…..

  9. dcsween says:
    Oct 25, 2012 5:11 PM
    Skins fan here … any chance the Giants want to trade for DeAngelo Hall? He also is super smart and sometimes has interceptions. Will accept mid-round draft choice and ham sandwich in trade.
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    No thanks….we are trying to correct our own DB’s that get burned every game!!! Try reaching out to Philly…..Although getting a ham sandwich away from Andy Reid might be a deal breaker!!!!

  10. skinzfan21 says: Oct 25, 2012 5:40 PM

    How’s this a backtrack again? Any logically thinking adult understood that’s what he meant from the start! Blown coverage, no difficult read needed and the rest is history! A win we should’ve easily had……everyone move on, stop letting the media make something out of nothing

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    You DO realize that covering an opposing teams receivers is a HUGE part of football right? One other thing i think you need explained to you…If you LOSE (which you did) you shouldn’t have “easily” won anything. Easily winning would elude to a blowout win which you were nowhere near since you…LOST. RG3 is pretty nasty though so keep batin’ to his fathead and call it a night.

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