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DeAngelo Hall says Redskins “probably should” change their name

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Cornerback DeAngelo Hall’s contract in Washington will expire on March 11.  He recently may have guaranteed there won’t be another.

Appearing on the FOX Sports show entitled Keepin’ It Real With Mike Hill (we’ll “keep it real” by pointing out that “keep it real” is no longer a cool or hip saying, and that’s coming from a guy who stopped being cool or hip long ago, if he even ever was), Hall said that he thinks the Redskins eventually will change their name — and that change is warranted.

They probably should,” Hall said, via Sarah Kogod of the Washington Post.  “But they won’t for a while at least.”

By using “they,” Hall implicitly indicated he’ll be moving on and moving out of Washington.  Regardless, he becomes the highest-profile member of the organization (technically, he’s still on the team) to publicly support a name change.

Moving forward, publicly supporting a name change could become the best way to get cut or traded.

Sooner or later, someone will do it with that goal in mind.

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27 Responses to “DeAngelo Hall says Redskins “probably should” change their name”
  1. coot says: Jan 16, 2014 11:20 AM

    DeAngelo Hall should change his name to DeAngelo Fall, since that’s what he normally does while trying to cover most WR’s.

  2. steelerben says: Jan 16, 2014 11:21 AM

    DeAngelo Hall out, Rodgers-Cromartie in?

  3. thestrategyexpert says: Jan 16, 2014 11:22 AM

    What does Kirk Cousins think?

  4. operations666 says: Jan 16, 2014 11:27 AM

    The Washington DeAngelos, maybe?

  5. dcstinks says: Jan 16, 2014 11:31 AM

    Dont worry, they will self implode and the NFL will force them to change the name.

  6. thetruthcampaign says: Jan 16, 2014 11:44 AM

    Who’s he calling “they”??

  7. game0fdrones says: Jan 16, 2014 11:44 AM

    It’s going to be hilarious when all the Redskins’ trademarks suddenly become invalid. Wonder if Sndyer will finally see the errors of his ways then.

  8. ipitydafu says: Jan 16, 2014 12:09 PM

    Or he could be saying “they”, as in executive management whom actually has the power to change said name.

  9. nflofficeadmin says: Jan 16, 2014 12:51 PM

    He got his money in Oakland… what does he care.

  10. 21stnprime says: Jan 16, 2014 12:53 PM

    He isn’t above stirring the pot on his way out.

  11. itsunclepauley says: Jan 16, 2014 12:57 PM

    move on or move out….aah, the good old days.

  12. audient says: Jan 16, 2014 1:01 PM

    Whatever you call the team, looks like Hall wants out of it.

    Or maybe he actually he believes it should change, in which case, good for him.

  13. LondonFletcher says: Jan 16, 2014 1:03 PM

    He did a good job this season of letting his play do his talking for him. He definitely earned his keep. I don’t know if he has any desire to stay a Redskin or not, but if he does, he should shut his mouth.

  14. mrwalterisgod says: Jan 16, 2014 1:16 PM

    No.

  15. keepingitrealdumb says: Jan 16, 2014 1:22 PM

    The Washington Bullets changed to Washington Wizards because of the the negativity of bullets .. same thing really.

    btw .. what’s with Washington DC anyways? Bullets?? Redskins?? nothing positive until people have had enough?

  16. fearless808 says: Jan 16, 2014 1:28 PM

    Kirk Cousins replied “I’m sure Mr. Snyder, Bruce and Robert will get together and discuss the name change.”

  17. pftcensor1 says: Jan 16, 2014 1:36 PM

    I still fail to see how changing the name satisfies those offended by the name.

    If you are offended at 1:00 Sunday afternoon wouldn’t you likewise be offended watching the 83 super bowl on NFL channel? Or be offended visiting the Hall of Fame?

    If you are really offended you need to advocate a historical “black tape” approach complete with the league obscuring the term or blotting/dubbing it out on all Intellectual Property (films, photos, records, etc.).

    Additionally if the term is offensive the league needs to be prepared to buy back all merchandise with said offensive term.

  18. the8man says: Jan 16, 2014 1:37 PM

    I agree. Change it to Capitol Redskins.

    People might think they play their home games out west.

  19. timbuttrum says: Jan 16, 2014 1:46 PM

    “DeAngelo Hall should change his name to DeAngelo Fall, since that’s what he normally does while trying to cover most WR’s”

    Cutler strongly disagrees.

  20. micknangold says: Jan 16, 2014 1:49 PM

    How about the Washington Cowards? Because that’s what they’ll be if they change their name due to outside pressure.

  21. thelastbesthope says: Jan 16, 2014 1:51 PM

    And Mr. Snyder says….”Never”

  22. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 16, 2014 1:52 PM

    I guess they couldn’t find a scarecrow who found a brain and decided Deangelo would provide some comedy. He is a washed up joke.

  23. therick5000 says: Jan 16, 2014 3:44 PM

    I think the name should stay as is.

  24. laxcoach37 says: Jan 16, 2014 4:25 PM

    Based on the record of this team in recent years , I am starting to wonder if the Native Americans are really offended by the name or the franchises performance since Snyder took over. Either way, they stink and will only get worse after trading away their future for a flash in the pan QB and constant Coaching turnovers.

  25. dook517 says: Jan 16, 2014 10:14 PM

    Change it to Braves or Indians. Even Warriors. All are perfectly acceptable Native American-oriented team names.

  26. Awol.West says: Jan 16, 2014 11:50 PM

    It wasn’t a big deal for decades and decades and decades and decades…the new political correctness us out of control. It’s a domino effect from a certain group that has influenced many others in a ridiculous way. It is what it is. Then again, it’s only be a matter of time and money. The countdown continues…

  27. dook517 says: Jan 17, 2014 3:50 AM

    Change the name to the Braves, Indians or Warriors. These names are all perfectly legitimate.

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