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DeAngelo Hall: 'I'm probably not a great corner'


 DeAngelo Hall: 'I'm probably not a great corner'
23 topic by s7venwords - 08-02-2012, 07:31 AM - Boxden > BX SportsCenter


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Associated Press
Published: Aug. 2, 2012 at 05:21 a.m.
Updated: Aug. 2, 2012 at 08:20 a.m

ASHBURN, Va. -- Veteran Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall had quite a season in 2010. He returned a fumble for a touchdown to beat Dallas in the opener, tied an NFL record with four interceptions at Chicago and won Most Valuable Player honors in the Pro Bowl.

Last season? Different story. He dipped to three interceptions, and didn't reach the end zone.

In an effort to get more plays from the three-time Pro Bowl pick, Washington defensive coordinator Jim Haslett has moved him on passing downs from covering a receiver on an "island" outside, to the slot inside.

"I'm probably not a great corner, but I'm a great football player," Hall said. "To go in the slot gives me a chance to be a football player. You've got to be a complete football player. You've got to tackle. You've got to pick passes off. You've got to be able to read routes.

"I'm essentially the linebacker when we're in nickel personnel. They've given me a lot of flexibility to just go out there and make plays. You're closer to the action. A lot of times I'm lining up at linebacker depth, showing blitz and kicking back out to coverage or I'm showing like I'm covering and getting down to a run gap."

The secondary was the weakest part of a Washington defense that soared from 31st in yards allowed in 2010 to 13th last year. Hall slumped. It took Wilson, a free-agent signee, most of the season to find his stride. Safeties LaRon Landry and Oshiomogho Atogwe were injured and ineffective. Neither was retained, prompting the additions of free agents Brandon Meriweather, Madieu Williams and Tanard Jackson.

"Last year, we were ranked in the top five at a certain point," Hall said. "Then things started going downhill, the turnovers stopped coming, we stopped making plays, we stopped getting off the field on third downs. They started picking up a lot of first downs on us. It got frustrating. We finished 13th. To come from 31st to 13th is a big jump, and we feel like we're poised for another big jump."

Heading into his ninth season, Hall won't turn 29 until November, so he can bounce back ... and coach Mike Shanahan knows it.

"You don't have great years every year," Shanahan said. "I think he's energized. (DeAngelo) has great ball skills. If he sees the ball coming in his area, he's going to intercept it."

Copyright 2012 by The a$sociated Press


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23 comments for "DeAngelo Hall: 'I'm probably not a great corner'"


 08-02-2012, 07:34 AMaway - #2
@RG3 45 heat pts45

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heard hes not a starter right now..
 08-02-2012, 07:34 AMaway - #3
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 08-02-2012, 07:35 AMaway - #4
X_WunderKind_X 852 heat pts852

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At least he admits it. ESPN gives more coverage to him than he does to his team
 08-02-2012, 07:59 AMaway - #5
st21 372 heat pts372

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Originally Posted by @RG3
heard hes not a starter right now..
bull####.
 08-02-2012, 08:06 AMaway - #6
AnyGiven 39 heat pts39

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Originally Posted by st21
bull####.
Moving to the nickel and he sounds like he is trying to cise himself on the demotion
 08-02-2012, 08:10 AMaway - #7
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if hes not going to start.. i would expect a trade being looked at.
 08-02-2012, 08:24 AMonline - #8
Tron Carter 17 heat pts17

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This ni##a is still whining about not playing to his full potential.
 08-02-2012, 09:07 AMaway - #9
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Originally Posted by AnyGiven
Moving to the nickel and he sounds like he is trying to cise himself on the demotion
The secondary is garbage. Prolly bottom 5 in the league if we made a list. Worst part is Haslett is a dumbass and wont be able to downplay the weaknesses. I already know Ima have this face when we line up on passing downs this sunday
 08-02-2012, 09:08 AMaway - #10
Andre3stacks 12 heat pts12

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Lord our defense is gonna suck something serious this year. Heard good things about Trent Williams tho. . Hope Our O-Line will be better than last year.
 08-02-2012, 09:27 AMaway - #11
@RG3 45 heat pts45

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i think our DBs won't be as bad as we think.. i have a lot of faith in raheem when he gets more time with these guys.



Plus Talib will be here next year.
 08-02-2012, 10:54 AMaway - #12
Honolulu Blue 23 heat pts23

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Yeah cause you can really count on Talib.
 08-02-2012, 11:43 AMaway - #13
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Originally Posted by Comic Book Guy
Yeah cause you can really count on Talib.
long as he keeps his head on str8 him plus out pass rush would be rather good.
 08-02-2012, 12:46 PMaway - #14
cubes 2 heat pts

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Originally Posted by @RG3
heard hes not a starter right now..
 08-02-2012, 12:56 PMonline - #15
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 08-02-2012, 01:00 PMaway - #16
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 08-02-2012, 05:23 PMaway - #17
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Could've told you that 4 years ago...
 08-02-2012, 05:29 PMonline - #18
JCyclops 10 heat pts10

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Only thing the secondary has goin for it is Radio Raheem... And he doesn't actually play. The front seven has to be flawless.
 08-02-2012, 05:34 PMonline - #19
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change probably to definitely and call it a day


BURNT TOAST
 08-02-2012, 06:47 PMaway - #20
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Originally Posted by @RG3
if hes not going to start.. i would expect a trade being looked at.
4 mil for a slot corner ain't gonna cut it. I agree, he either restructures or gets traded. Bruce Allen ain't bout that life.
 
 


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