Tuesday, October 26, 2010
NFC East High Energy Player of the Week
By Matt Mosley
A look at a player who gave his team a significant boost in Week 7.
DeAngelo Hall's four interceptions against the Bears on Sunday tied an NFL record.
Sometimes our NFC East High Energy panel has a difficult time narrowing down the candidates, but Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall made it easy. In one of the ugliest NFL games you'll hopefully never see, Hall had four interceptions, including one he returned for a 92-yard touchdown to give the Redskins a 17-14 lead.
Hall's one-handed stab as the Chicago Bears were driving to extend their 14-10 lead was a brilliant play. He feasts on quarterbacks such as Jay Cutler who are remarkably careless with the football. And Cutler became one of the first NFL quarterbacks of the modern era to talk trash after throwing four interceptions. After the game, he told reporters that he'd still go right at Hall if he had more opportunities. And really, there's nothing like some bravado after you've embarrassed yourself in front of a home crowd.
Hall had an entertaining response during his appearance on the NFL Network on Monday:
"You know, Jay's a guy, obviously he has a lot of confidence, lotta swagger," said Hall per Matt Terl's Redskins Blog. "But like I told you before, I played against this kid once before, you know, when I was in Oakland for that first Monday night game. He completed a couple of passes on my side and, you know, I guess he was still riding high from that, man. I have no idea what's wrong with this kid, but, you know, I think he learned his lesson.
"But after those comments, that makes me think that he still hasn't learned his lesson. So, you know, if I had to play Jay Cutler every single week, man, I'd be in the Hall of Fame."
I totally agree with that last statement. If Hall could play against Cutler every week, he'd probably end up with 120 career interceptions. And that's a conservative estimate. For his efforts Sunday, Hall is our NFC East High Energy Player of the Week.