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Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Redskins' Hall dishes on Al Davis

By Dan Graziano

Posted by's Matt Mosley

Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall had some unflattering things to say about Raiders owner Al Davis during a recent interview on a Washington radio station. The best story involved the hiring of (then) interim coach Tom Cable.

"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," Hall said. "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."

Something tells me Hall might not finish his career in Oakland.