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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.

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18 Responses to “DeAngelo Hall: Eli Manning is “super smart””
  1. jaymc1988 says: Oct 25, 2012 4:33 PM

    prob the best back track job of any athelete ever..now just let it go..but something tells me well hear it again

  2. httr73 says: Oct 25, 2012 4:50 PM

    Why didn’t he just say that in the first place?

  3. punner0047 says: Oct 25, 2012 4:54 PM

    is laron landry the skins’ secondary coach?

  4. bluebagz says: Oct 25, 2012 4:54 PM

    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!!!!

  5. steelersownyou says: Oct 25, 2012 5:00 PM

    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”

  6. 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.

  7. giantsfan2104 says: Oct 25, 2012 5:14 PM

    I guess he found out that Eli has an I.Q. of 138.

  8. catfish252 says: Oct 25, 2012 5:14 PM

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

  9. pound30 says: Oct 25, 2012 5:15 PM

    Wow. This has to be the first time DHall has said something that wasn’t completely idiotic. I am shocked.

  10. hovenaut says: Oct 25, 2012 5:24 PM

    If only Hall could back pedal like this on the field……

  11. themonkeyman says: Oct 25, 2012 5:36 PM

    DeAngelo Hall is absolutely a man that sleeps with his hands under the covers at night…

  12. 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

  13. walter0247 says: Oct 25, 2012 6:25 PM

    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.

  14. jmota222 says: Oct 25, 2012 6:31 PM

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

  15. jkaflagg says: Oct 25, 2012 8:00 PM

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

  16. bluebagz says: Oct 25, 2012 9:29 PM

    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!!!!

  17. Angry Orange Man says: Oct 25, 2012 11:29 PM

    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.

  18. londonfletcher59 says: Oct 26, 2012 1:48 PM

    “…..Although getting a ham sandwich away from Andy Reid might be a deal breaker!!!!”

    Classic.

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