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Redskins camp countdown: No. 23 DeAngelo Hall

Jun 30, 2014, 1:55 PM EDT


We’re counting down to the start of training camp here by looking at some numbers that will be keys to the Redskins’ 2014 season.

No. 23—DeAngelo Hall

A little over a year ago it didn’t look like DeAngelo Hall would be a part of the Redskins any more. He had been cut in a salary cap move and it was unclear if they would be able to come to contract terms. But after a few weeks Hall was back, signing a one-year deal that was very team friendly.

This year the team didn’t wait that long to lock up Hall, who they consider to be the key member of their secondary. With second-year player David Amerson starting at one cornerback spot and age a factor at safety, Hall is the rock of the team’s defensive backfield, if only by default.

Takeaways are going to be the key for the Redskins aggressive defensive scheme and that’s what Hall does best. Last year he picked off four passes, returning two of them for touchdowns. He also forced three fumbles and recovered one, brining that one in for a score.

Yes, Hall has some issues in coverage. He is not a lockdown corner but he is better than many fans and analysts give him credit for. His play will go a long way towards determining how well the Redskins’ defense performs this year.

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  1. mrhart76 - Jun 30, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    I like Hall now more than when he first got here. The way he’s grown as been nice to see. And his play has been good. He should be able to make a smooth transition to safety sooner rather than later.

  2. kenlinkins - Jun 30, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    Any time you have a defensive player who finds the end zone 3 times in a year you have found someone with value and is a KEY player. If Orkapo doesn’t play like the $12 million dollar man in 2015, I look for the Redskins to move Kerrigan to his spot, try Murphy where Kerrigan was (and still try to develop B. Jenkins in 2014 if he is willing to play Special Teams) and go shopping for a good young free agent CB with 4 years under his belt with the money Orakpo is trying to pocket. The Redskins could also use the first two picks in 2015 to draft another CB to go with Amerson (also developing whoever stands out at CB / Saftey in 2014 for depht) and a DT/DE. D. Hall could play the slot CB or maybe even FS in 2015 if the Redskins have not found the right Combo for FS/SS by then. The tagging of Orakpo, drafting of Murphy and resigning D. Hall at under $4 million for two years is looking smarter and smarter. Looks like the Redskins have a GM who plans ahead and willing to give his plan a chance to work.

    • kkingrich - Jun 30, 2014 at 11:08 PM

      Hall is the best corner in the nfc east that’s right I said it best in the division this is the year he proves it more than any he will have seven or eight picks this year with another three t.D’s. He has excellent ball skillls and more important he has that dogg in him no matter the score (Maybe because he was raised in the seven cities) he gives his all. Archives

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