DeAngelo Hall Puts A Price On Tony Romo’s Head….Even We Have A Problem With ThatSeptember 25 | Posted by The Global Game | HATERS, NFL, SPORTS Tags: D'Angelo Hall, Raiders, Tony Romo
In the wake of Cowboys’ QB Tony Romo’s punctured lung and broken ribs, Washington Redskins cornerback D’Angelo Hall said he would deliberately try to hurt Romo during the Cowboys-Redskins Monday Night Football matchup:
“Absolutely. I want to get a chance to put my helmet on whatever’s hurt,” Hall said. “Romo’s ribs — I’m going to be asking for some corner blitzes. If I know Felix Jones’ shoulder’s hurt, I’m not going to cut him. I’m definitely going to try to hit him up high, so that’s just part of it.
“If you know something’s wrong with an opponent, you’re going to try to target in on that. We’re going to try to definitely get as many hits on that team as possible.”
Talking tough is one thing. Trying to knock the quarterback — or any other player — out of the game with a hard hit is one thing. But when did it become acceptable to try and deliberately target an opponent’s injury?
Answer: It Didn’t. Hall’s comments are an example of the fake toughguyism that is one of the most disagreeable aspects of the NFL. Just play ball. Don’t get into stupid penalties, don’t headhunt, and don’t dance after you’ve made a tackle — it’s you job.
We like ex-Raider and Tampa Bay stalwart Warren Sapp’s reaction to Hall’s comments. Sapp, one of the toughest linemen to ever play the game, had this to say:
“And even more than that, DeAngelo Hall, last time I remember, you’re not one of the most feared hitters in this game, so you should be asking for a safety over the top with the burn rate you have, giving up the third-most touchdowns in the NFL. There are a couple things you need to do over than worry about Tony Romo’s ribs.”
In other news of note after the first two weeks of the NFL seanson, Tom Brady looked incredible, throwing for more than 900 yards. Cam Newton looked almost as incredible himself, throwing for more than 800 yards in two losses, but more importantly standing straight, tall and strong in the pocket and throwing with accuracy — defying all of the Haters who questioned whether he could grasp the professional game. More than anything else this year, we hope Cam Newton continues his breakout performance.
OK — we just lied. More than anything else, we hope that the Raiders return to their rightful place as the dominant franchise in the NFL. But while we’re at it, we’re rooting for Cam also.