In DeAngelo’s defense, he’s not that bad of a cornerback.
According to the Washington Post, Hall was a guest on the Fox Sports show “Keepin’ it Real with Mike Hill.” Hall was asked who the best cornerback in the NFL was.
Hall of course answered that he was, and then ripped Seahawks star Richard Sherman in the process as well.
“If you line up the top five receivers in the NFL and have one guy go out and cover ‘em, I put myself out there before anybody else,” said Hall. “Before Richard Sherman, before Revis, before Peterson, before anybody else. There’s a lot goes into a defensive play or a defensive scheme. But you’re asking me to go out there and just lock one guy up, ain’t nobody better than me.”
“In man-to-man coverage,” he continued, “‘ain’t nobody better than me.”
Hall told Hill that the only thing Richard Sherman does better than him is talk trash.
“I’m probably not the best,” he said, when asked who the best trash-talker in the league is. “Sherman talks a lot. He might be one of the best trash talkers. He definitely talks a lot. I don’t know if it’s warranted or not, but he definitely talks a lot of trash.”
Why isn’t Sherman’s trash-talk warranted?
“I mean, ’cause he tried to talk trash against my team last year when we played them in the playoffs and it didn’t end too well,” said Hall.
He’s referring to the confrontation with Trent Williams, who hit Sherman after the Seahawks cornerback engaged in some postgame taunting. A normally reserved Darrel Young also said Sherman’s behavior in that game crossed a line.
Wow, Mike Hill set Hall up, and DeAngelo calmly took the bait. I will give DeAngelo Hall credit for one thing. He’ll step to the plate and cover any wide receiver in this league.
Hall will give a valiant effort and make a few plays. He’s just no where close to being the best cornerback in football. I’m sorry.