DeAngelo Hall: “I’m Not a Great Corner, But I’m a Great Football Player”
DeAngelo was never a great corner or a great football player. He had some great games which masked him being burned many times by many receivers over numerous years.
He is getting by more on reputation than skills these days, but you can’t tell him he isn’t a great football player, he isn’t having any of that.
“I’m probably not a great corner, but I’m a great football player,” Hall said. “To go in the slot gives me a chance to be a football player. You’ve got to be a complete football player. You’ve got to tackle. You’ve got to pick passes off. You’ve got to be able to read routes.
“I’m essentially the linebacker when we’re in nickel personnel. They’ve given me a lot of flexibility to just go out there and make plays. You’re closer to the action. A lot of times I’m lining up at linebacker depth, showing blitz and kicking back out to coverage or I’m showing like I’m covering and getting down to a run gap.”
All that he is saying about being a great football player is true, I just don’t believe he is the one that is going to be executing it.