Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall has been known for his speed and ability to cover receivers downfield over his career. He’s had a nose for the ball and often would make big plays. Now, Hall will find himself around the football even more thanks to the changes new defensive coordinator Raheem Morris’ is bringing to Washington.
In fact, Hall believes that the changes to the defense will give him a role similar to that of Charles Woodson in Green Bay.
“You don’t ever see [Woodson] running down the field not looking for the ball,” Hall said via the Washington Post. “He’s always underneath, blitzing, having some type of zone coverage underneath so he can see the ball, using instinctive football ability under there. And that’s kind of what we’re doing.
“[Woodson] got defensive player of the year [covering slot receivers], so hopefully I can get that same kind of buzz and excitement out there, making plays. I’m definitely relishing the opportunity to get in there. It’s hard, it’s different, but I’m down. It’s a lot more space. …
“It definitely is a little bit different, but it’s part of the evolution.”
You have to believe that the changes will be nothing but good moves for the Washington Redskins this season. If Robert Griffin III can bring the excitement on offense that many believe he is capable of, along with an improved defense, the Redskins could have a strong shot at competing with the very best in the NFC East.