DeAngelo Hall Agrees – He’s Had One Charmed NFL Career

May 18, 2009 – 6:45 am by Michael Bean

If you’re not really a fan of DeAngelo Hall or the teams he has played on, you might agree with the assessment that the Redskins cornerback is one of the luckiest players in the National Football League. By lucky, I mean this: how could a dude really fool front office executives not just once but twice into overpaying him. First it was in Oakland, who ended up paying Hall $8 million dollars in 2008 for just 8 games of Hall’s services.

After the fiasco there, Hall was on a one-year modest contract that actually required him to, um, step up and play like a player who’s trying to get paid. Well, he got paid again this offseason by the ‘Skins, who of course, were easily convinced that Hall was worth $23 million dollars of guaranteed money.

Anyway, rant over. On to what Hall had to say about his former team, the Raiders, on WJFK in Washington D.C.

His thoughts on his new found riches (again) after signing 6-year $55 million contract full of guaranteed money:

“It’s pretty nice to be me, but even better to be a couple other guys, but it’s definitely nice to be me.”

His thoughts on being out of Oakland:

“Oh, it’s a weight off my shoulders, just that whole situation out there and the way they did things. I’m not knocking it but it wasn’t what I was accustomed to, what I was used to, and I just started just not caring like a bunch of other guys, you know. It kind of rubs off on you. They say you go to Oakland as a player to die..You can definitely go there and have fun towards the end of your career, but to go there during the prime of your career, that’s just not a place you want to be. I felt the same when I was out of there – just a sigh of relief to get out of there.”

The funniest Al Davis story from his time in Oakland?

“Probably the funniest thing, I was pretty close to Lane Kiffin…and after they fired Lane and were about to announce who the next coach was – I don’t know if you guys saw this in the media world, but I was actually sitting there live, me and a couple other players there in the back. And [Davis] went through this whole spiel of what happened…and said our next coach is Tom Cable, he’s going to be our interim coach. When everybody paused for Tom to come in, like a breakoff. [Davis] goes to the media guide and not even whispering says ‘hey, anyone got any information on this Tom Cable guy, I don’t know where he comes from.’ That’s just vintage Al Davis. Making a move, not really knowing why, no real justification for doing it. But just saying, ‘hey, I want this guy, let’s get him, I’ll figure everything else out later.’ And that’s just how Al Davis is.”

'Tom who?'

'Who's this Cable Guy?'

Listen here to Hall with the Junkies on WJFK in Washington D.C

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  1. 22 Responses to “DeAngelo Hall Agrees – He’s Had One Charmed NFL Career”

  2. Say what you want MeAngelo, the true problem in Oakland was that you couldn’t cover man-to-man.

    By Jon on May 18, 2009

  3. Halls’ career is already dead.. He and Synder are the only ones who don’t know it yet.. MEangelo is a cancer, who is a average corner, at best.. He’ll contribute to a 4th place finish by the Redskins and be cut in 2010.

    By iRon on May 18, 2009

  4. DeFraugelo:
    Whatever your excuses are, THE NATION & YOU know the truth: You stunk up the joint. We called you “burnt toast” because you were the weak link…especially when so many teams stay away from our true shut-down corner Aso. When you were FIRED, we learned that it was really because your backup CHRIS JOHNSON was showing you up in every practice. Good luck stealing more paychecks DeFraugelo!!!

    By Steven on May 18, 2009

  5. DeCrapalo Small. DeAngelo “NO D” At All. What a complete butt hurt jerk off. Dude got SCHOOLED by a rookie WR on national televison. The facts are this: DeCrapalo simply can’t play man to man defense. Raider corner Asomugha is probably the best in the NFL right now. So other teams went at DeCrapalo and he got exposed as a soft punk who can only play zone with safety help. Don’t blame Al Davis or the Raiders because you are a soft defender. LMFAO.

    By Kristoph on May 18, 2009

  6. DeAngelo can’t play man to man defense. That was the problem in Oakland. He requires safety help, and he is a scared defender. He would give his receivers 15 yard cushions because he can’t play man to man. I agree with Kristoph, DeAngelo Hall is a soft defender, a nickle back at best, definately not a top 20 defender in the NFL.

    By Jerry McDonald on May 18, 2009

  7. There is absolutely no “D” in that clown – just call him Angelo Hall. The guy couldn’t cover his garbage can with a lid.

    By Jess Rosenberg on May 18, 2009

  8. Yes, it’s clear that the problem is not with the franchise, but losers like Jon Gruden, Randy Moss, and DeAngelo Hall.

    By je suis un pizza on May 18, 2009

  9. who ever said gruden was a a f**ken loser.Gruden might be one of the best things that ever happened to the rayduhs.they traded away that superbowl to the bucs.Moss and meangelo are losers.ones a quitter and the other is a hack.he can say what he wants about davis.i mean who doesnt?but that dont make up for the fact that he cant play man to man.

    By rayduhs4life on May 18, 2009

  10. I agree, I’m tired of all these guys Moss, Sapp and Meangelo ……. taking Mr. Davis money and then not giving back. Then they have the nerve of talking bad about him after no one else in the league wanted him. Sapp especially he was at the end of his career and had no other offers to play, we sign him and then hire Rob Ryan to bring in a 3-4 with Sapp being our Richard Seymour and all he does is stink up the joint and force us back to a 4-3. Yeah he had 10 sacks in 05′ but only after Derrick Burgess led the league in sack causing one on ones for Sapp all year. Truth is these guy are all selfish players and I’m glad they are gone. Meangelo can say all he wants but after we got rid of him all Chris Johnson did was pick off opposing quarterbacks and hold Andre Johnson to one catch. I like the team attitude we have now and we owe that to coach Cable understanding that Mr. Davis runs the show and he just has to keep the team motivated and together. Go Raiders.

    By RaiderOfDenver on May 18, 2009

  11. Yeah, the first game where D’Angelo got toasted was because he did not care. Whatever. You freakin suck. Your career was dead before you got here.

    By Jeff on May 19, 2009

  12. But, of course, if DeAngelo plays well next season, you all will be lining up and singing his praises. Thus is the alternately spiteful and over-exuberant pendulum of football fandom.

    By Hoff on May 19, 2009

  13. hahahahaha at all you raider fan idiots. you really think deangelo hall is the least of your problems as a franchise? you all have no right to criticize anybody as you are constantly the laughing stock of the NFL.

    enjoy jamarcus russell! i know the rest of the secondaries in the NFL will!

    By Be on May 19, 2009

  14. Hall suks booty it was plain to see everyone saw it.The Raiders were in the bowl not long ago it takes time to reload after all your best guys retire. So keep hating you want laugh long.

    By tim on May 19, 2009

  15. boy i am glad to get that cancer off of this team randy moss was a quitter and that jerk de-hall could’nt cover anybody good luck jerks.

    By jpwillis3 on May 19, 2009

  16. Hall should just do us all a favor and be quiet. His word is not reliable based upon what he says now compared to what he said when he was a Raider. I remember reading about his groveling, kissing-up, singing praises to Al Davis after Davis traded for him. Hall raved about Davis’ football knowledge and the fact that Davis took interest in talking football with him. Now, curiously -he is changing his tune saying Davis is clueless?! Hall needs a zone scheme to hide the fact that he cannot cover anyone one-on-one.

    By Antonio on May 20, 2009

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