Darrell Green: Redskins need to re-sign DeAngelo Hall


I know some of you may laugh at Green’s statement, but DeAngelo Hall is actually having one of his better NFL seasons in some time.

Hall has three interceptions and nine pass deflections. He also has scored three touchdowns — two off of interception returns and one off of a fumble returns.

He plays in the NFC East where he gets to see Victor Cruz, Dez Bryant, Hakeem Nicks, and DeSean Jackson twice a year. He’s also held his own against Brandon Marshall and Calvin Johnson as well.

Darrell Green, the Hall of Famer, and Redskins legend, told the Washington Post that the Skins need to re-sign DeAngelo Hall this off-season.

“They will sign him back,” Green said Sunday prior to the pregame ceremony that honored he and more than 100 other former Redskins players. “The Redskins shouldsign him back. I don’t work for the Redskins. But the Redskins should take a very close look at him, because everybody else will. He’s playing at that level. It’s not going to be about judging yesterday or the day before or the year before. It’ll be judging today, and I think the guy is now interestingly enough, now in the middle of his career where people were thinking it was the twilight of his career, and that’s not true. I think the kid is just beginning to become what they thought he could be in the beginning.”

“That kid has played a lot of football, but he’s still young. And so, I was impressed with that and I have always felt that he hasn’t ever reached his greatest potential,” said Green, who himself made seven Pro Bowls and won two Super Bowls during his 20-year career. “So, I think a lot of those conversations — from me, it makes it credible, and I say that humbly. But it was credible to him. And he started thinking, ‘You know what?’  And then we started talking about other things. And I tell my wife all the time, I’m really proud of him, because here’s a kid that got his money reduced, he’s been successful here, but there’s always been that whole idea that we know there’s more in you. And I think there’s still more in him, so I’m pretty pleased with what I’m seeing.

“It takes an attitude: ‘I can, I want to be, I will,’ ” Green continued. “Those guys he’s covering are the great athletes, they know where they’re going and we don’t. We have to be ahead of you. So that takes an energy to compete the way we compete over and over and over, and that’s what he is starting to tap into: that ‘I want to, I will, I can, and guess what, I’ll do it every time.’ Because that’s what makes you great.”

I agree with Green.

Hall’s attitude and disposition has caused him to be labeled a malcontent, and mercurial, but he’s playing some really good football.