Haslett on Hall: "Can do almost anything."
Your Thursday morning open thread:
Without a doubt, DeAngelo Hall is one of the Redskins’ most polarizing players among the team's fan base. Some love him. Others? Not so much.
But one thing that can’t be argued this season is that he’s been one of the team’s biggest difference makers.
In seven games, the soon-to-be 30-year-old cornerback leads the NFL in defensive touchdowns, having returned two interceptions for scores and taken back a fumble, too. No one in team history has done that in a single season, according to the Elias. Furthermore, Hall’s three interceptions are tied for eighth most in the league and put him just one behind the leaders.
He’s been much more consistent in coverage as well, helping to hold Calvin Johnson (115 yards, 1 touchdown), Dez Bryant (36 yards, 0 touchdowns) and Brandon Marshall (75 yards, 0 scores) in check.
In addition, Hall has taken on more of a leadership role in the locker room, while showing more discipline on the field. In fact, he’s been flagged only once—a horse collar tackle in Week 1. Last season, he was the Redskins’ third most penalized player with seven fouls.
And to think he was released earlier this season and had to take a $6 million pay cut in order to return. His contract expires after the season.
So here’s today’s question: Has Hall’s play in 2013 changed your opinion of him?