Tag:DeAngelo Hall
Posted on: October 1, 2010 6:23 pm

Shanahan endorses 'honest lying' on injury report

Posted by Will Brinson

Honest lying are my words, not Mike Shanahan's, but there's really no other way to describe what he discussed with the media today, re: how various teams in the NFL use the injury report to their advantage in preparing for games.

First, however, a quick rundown of the Redskins players listed as "questionable" -- considered 50 percent chance to play -- on the team's injury report: LB Lorenzo Alexander (ankle), WR Anthony Armstrong (groin), P Josh Bidwell (hip), CB DeAngelo Hall (back), DL Albert Haynesworth (thumb), S Chris Horton (ankle), G Kory Lichtensteiger (knee), RB Clinton Portis (wrist), RB Keiland Williams (ankle), and OL Trent Williams (toe/knee).

Please also note there is no one on the "probable" -- considered 75 percent chance to play -- or "doubtful" -- 25 percent -- list, respectively.

So, anyway, back to the point, which is that Shanny was discussing the injury report and for some reason or another got to talking about the fact that, according to Mike Jones of TBD, "different teams list players on injury reportmore honestly than others."

Someone then asked him if he was one of those honest teams and he said, "No."

Which is both head-bangingly annoying as well as knee-slapping hysterical, since he's essentially laughing in the face of the media and the NFL with their silly little "injury report rules." (I picture him laughing like this while he discusses his decision to put 10 guys on the questionable list.)

It's annoying, though, because just as Bill Belichick has done so often, it makes everyone's jobs and fantasy football decisions that much tougher.

Since, after all, given how tough an NFL season is, you could theoretically list every single player on every single team as "questionable" by the time the season ends up crossing over the halfway point.

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Posted on: September 30, 2010 4:37 pm

Hot Routes 9.30.10: Falcons snub DeAngelo Hall?

Posted by Will Brinson
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  • The Falcons are rocking their throwback jerseys on Sunday as they welcome Mike Singletary and the winless San Francisco 49ers to Atlanta; personally, I think they look pretty dope. But I haven't seen them up close, so I can't be positive. Neither, according to Mike Florio , has DeAngelo Hall. You see, the Falcons are sending the jerseys to all of their former Pro Bowlers as a "thank you" and whatnot -- Florio reports that Hall is the only guy who won't get a jersey, because he had some not-so-choice comments for the organization after he left. However, Rick Maese of the Washington Post now reports that Hall will get a jersey; apparently there was a big debate as to whether or not the team should spite Hall like that
  • Dwayne Jarrett said at Panthers practice that his agent Drew Rosenhaus discussed his release and/or trade with the Panthers this offseason, but said "they don't want to let me go because they still feel like I can help out the team." That noise you hear is every single Panthers fan shaking their heads collectively.
Posted on: September 23, 2010 12:37 am
Edited on: September 23, 2010 12:38 am

Jim Haslett cool with DeAngelo Hall

Posted by Andy Benoit

On Monday, DeAngelo Hall went off, saying, “From here on out, I'm going to be wherever the [expletive] ball's going. Wherever the receiver's going, that's where the [expletive] I'm going. That's the bottom line. That's something we got to do in order to win games. So that's what's going to happen."D. Hall (US Presswire)

Hall was asked whether defensive coordinator Jim Haslett supported this. Hall said, "It don't matter what he say. This my team. This my defense. So I'm [going to] follow the receivers around."

Hall later said on The LaVar Arrington Show with Chad Dukes that he didn’t mean to be so over the top. "It comes out a little harsh, a little brash, in heat of the moment," Hall said. "If I could go back and say those words differently, I would have. But I said them and I meant them."

Wednesday, Haslett addressed the matter publicly for the first time. The fiery defensive coordinator is totally fine with his fiery cornerback. This from an article written by Jason Reed of the Washington Post:

"The good corners I've been around all have that mentality. I'd be disappointed if he didn't have that mentality," Haslett said "And I give all the credit for saying that, to be honest with you. He's a guy ... I think he's playing at a high level right now. He's doing a heck of a job. I think there are times when you can do that [have Hall shadow one player all game] based off formations, there's times that you can't. In training camp, he flip-flopped all over the place.

"The problem you get is, you get in some nickel, and the guy goes inside that you're trying to lock down. He hasn't been in there. You give away [something] sometimes when you play man-to-man. So there's different reasons to do it, there's different reasons not to do it. But I do like his attitude. And I do think that the good corners in this league have that type of attitude."

And as for Hall saying, "this my team. This my defense." Well, Hall is right, Haslett said.

"Hey, it is their team," he said. "The players play. Coaches, we coach. We try to get 'em to do things right. Line up, do the things the way you want 'em to. The only satisfaction I get out of it? When they do it right. It's not like when I played.

"When I played, I could go out there and do it. I can't physically do it anymore. I got to go rely on them to do it right. When they do it right, we're pretty successful. And we'll be fine. So it is the players' team, to be honest with you."

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Posted on: September 20, 2010 12:09 pm

DeAngelo Hall runs his mouth

Posted by Andy Benoit

Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall believes he is an elite player. That’s why he is requesting – well, actually, demanding – that his role in Washington’s defense be altered.D. Hall
According to Ryan O’Halloran of CSN Washington, Hall says he is done playing both sides of the field. Instead, he wants to shadow the opposing team’s top receiver week in and week out. O’Halloran quotes Hall as saying, “It’s my team. It’s my defense.”

With Matt Schaub having torched the Redskins for 497 yards through the air Sunday, Hall plans to meet with defensive coordinator Jim Haslett. Just what Haslett needs: another high-paid star making demands about  his role in the scheme.

Hall is one of the better playmakers in the game, but he’s also an inconsistent tackler who, at times, struggles in man coverage. In fact, there have been games where opponents have deliberately gone after him. In all likelihood, Haslett has a better understanding of Hall’s abilities than Hall himself does. It’ll be interesting to see if any changes are made.

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Posted on: September 19, 2010 6:27 pm
Edited on: September 19, 2010 6:55 pm

Andre Johnson leaves HOU-WAS game

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Houston star WR Andre Johnson limped off the field with an apparent foot injury in the third quarter of the Texans game vs. Washington, and he has not returned to the game.

Johnson was battling with Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall along the sideline, and a pass from Matt Schaub thrown toward Johnson fell incomplete. That’s apparently when Johnson hurt himself, and he gingerly walked off the field.

After a TD catch by Kevin Walter, CBS cameras showed Houston trainers examining Johnson's right foot, and a few minutes later, trainers were retaping his ankle as he put back on his shoe.

But then early in the fourth quarter, Johnson walked to the locker room. So, it’s not looking good for the Texans. 

Johnson returned to the game midway through the fourth quarter. He ran two plays but wasn't targeted by Schaub before the Texans punted.

I guess Johnson is healthy. He outleapt Washington's Reed Doughty for the game-tying 34-yard TD with 2:03 to go in the game.

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Posted on: September 18, 2010 12:04 pm

Hot Routes 9.18.10: Haley hates your fantasy team

Posted by Will Brinson

It's a morning (well, close to it in this case) collection of stuff for you to read. In this case, while you watch football. Send suggestions to us on Twitter (@CBSSportsNFL) and if you're nice we'll include them.
  • Todd Haley is totally aware of your fantasy football team. He's also totally aware that you spent much of Monday night (and will spend much of Sunday) screaming at him for playing Thomas Jones as much as Jamaal Charles (and at Jones for even existing). And you know what? He doesn't care .
  • Here's a nice little story about how the Browns are familiar with the Chiefs defense. But it's much, much more valuable reading for the quote from Eric Mangini about the time he lived in the same house with Romeo Crennel and they were both really, really fat .
  • Chad Ochocinco is on a Dwight Schrute "black Bears are best" type of Twitter rampage, hitting up some "facts." My favorite ? #fact I will smashed by Ray Lewis at some point in the game, i will jump as usual n continue to talk shh, why? I ain't got no sense #shrugs
  • BShrout of Mile High Report takes a gander at "Yards Per Point" and how it's relative to a team's long-term success. (As in, over the course of a season, if a defense forces teams to require more yards per point, their opponents won't score as many points. Or, if an offense requires lots of yards per point, they're unlikely to score as often. I think that's what happening -- either way, good stuff.
Posted on: August 5, 2010 7:20 pm

Skins call Goodell's visit 'total waste of time'

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Seems like some of the Redskins weren’t exactly impressed by the visit today from commissioner Roger Goodell.

From the Washington Post :

As part of his training camp tour, Goodell met with players Wednesday at the complex to discuss the upcoming season. He encouraged players to ask questions about the negotiations between owners and the players' union on a new collective bargaining agreement, and that's where things broke down. Instead of offering insight into the negotiation process, players said, Goodell seemed evasive.

"He's walking around kissing babies, you know, shaking hands, and he just wants to say that the owners are over here, the players are over here and I'm in the middle, I'm for the game," top cornerback DeAngelo Hall said. "But to ask him a question about anything, he couldn't answer.

"He couldn't answer this, go check with this, go ask these people, I don't really know. It was a waste of time. We sat there and shot questions at him for 45 minutes, and pushed meetings back and had to be here longer for nothing. A total waste of time."

Hall’s candor is refreshing. But what did the Redskins really expect from Goodell? That he’d be open and honest with them? Well, yeah, said LB London Fletcher.

“He opened up the ability for us to ask him questions,” Fletcher told the newspaper. “If you open up that ability then you have to be prepared to answer our questions. Certain things, he said, were part of the negotiations. But again, he was the one who opened up the possibility for us to ask him questions. When he did that, and guys had some real questions that we wanted hard answers to, not the typical questions, he didn't really answer. He didn't give us sound answers on a lot of the issues."

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Posted on: June 25, 2010 10:15 pm
Edited on: June 25, 2010 10:17 pm

The latest with Vick

Quite a bit of Michael Vick news floating out there today. Now, here are a couple more links to narrow the focus of who was with Vick for his birthday party at a Virginia Beach restaurant.

  • The Hampton Roads Daily Press wrote that Redskins DB DeAngelo Hall said, though he was advertised beforehand to be in attendance, he actually wasn’t there. Falcons WR Roddy White was with Vick – Vick actually picked him up from the airport – but White said they had already left the party before the shooting.

    "We were already gone by the time that stuff started happening, so I don't know what's going to go on with that or whatever, but we didn't have anything to do with it," White told the paper.

  • The Philadelphia Inquire r takes a look at how the NFL and the Eagles might respond to this incident. Vick knew his team and his league weren’t going to have much tolerance if he ever got in trouble again. And for now, he doesn’t appear to be in legal trouble. But that doesn’t always translate into an acquittal from the league.

    As Jeff McLane writes, “Vick has managed to avoid anything that could be labeled as erroneous since (Roger) Goodell's warning. However, his judgment in regards to the location of his party, the number of invitees – up to 300 people, according to various reports – and his allegedly coming in contact with (Quanis) Phillips could come into question. Vick isn't supposed to associate with anyone from dog fighting circles, according to his probation.”

  • More on Hall from Jason Reid of the Washington Post . Reid interviewed Hall on the phone, and Hall said he was on vacation and that he didn’t give permission for anyone to use his likeness to promote the party.

    --Josh Katzowitz

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