For all those who want to cut DeAngelo Hall, I'm here to tell you that would be a mistake. Not only is he our best defensive back, but he's also a team captain(voted on by his teammates), a savvy veteran, and a local product who wants to finish his career in D.C. Is he overpaid?..................yes. Is he worth the money?.................no. Not because he not a high-caliber player, but rather due to the fact that we are stretched to the limits with the salary cap, and the $18 million in cap penalties. Hall taking a pay cut can greatly help the Redskins.
Now, there is another way Hall can help this team. By moving him permanently to free safety. Like the idea?..............I thought you might! I have been adamant about this move since the end of training camp last year, and I think it's an idea that fits perfectly, and here is why.
Hall has good speed and instincts; we all know this. He also likes to gamble at corner. Sometimes these gambles pay off, and other times they don't. Hall is the type of defender who does a good job of keeping his eyes in the backfield on plays, and reading the quarterback. This can be good and bad. When he's good, he baits quarterbacks, often resulting in a broken up pass or interception. When he's bad, it can result in him biting on double moves and getting beat deep.
In the run department, Hall's tackling has improved from his younger days. He will still miss some tackles, but he is a much better tackler than five years ago. He is also good at blitzing, often finding a path to the quarterback to disrupt timing, and get the occasional sack.
DeAngelo Hall Needs to Take Pay Cut; Move to Safety
Hogs Haven | Jan 28