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From Hall of Fame to Hall of shame

Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall had these thoughts about his eight-game, $8 million stay in Oakland in an interview with WJFK in Washington, D.C., courtesy of sportsradiointerviews.com:

Hall’s thoughts on being out of Oakland:

Hall: Oh, it’s a weight off my shoulders, just that whole situation out there and the way they did things. I’m not knocking it but it wasn’t what I was accustomed to, what I was used to, and I just started just not caring like a bunch of other guys, you know. It kind of rubs off on you. They say you go to Oakland as a player to die..You can definitely go there and have fun towards the end of your career, but to go there during the prime of your career, that’s just not a place you want to be. I felt the same when I was out of there – just a sigh of relief to get out of there.

The funniest Al Davis story from his time in Oakland?

Hall: Probably the funniest thing, I was pretty close to Lane Kiffin…and after they fired Lane and were about to announce who the next coach was – I don’t know if you guys saw this in the media world, but I was actually sitting there live, me and a couple other players there in the back. And [Davis] went through this whole spiel of what happened…and said our next coach is Tom Cable, he’s going to be our interim coach. When everybody paused for Tom to come in, like a breakoff. [Davis] goes to the media guide and not even whispering says ‘hey, anyone got any information on this Tom Cable guy, I don’t know where he comes from.’ That’s just vintage Al Davis. Making a move, not really knowing why, no real justification for doing it. But just saying, ‘hey, I want this guy, let’s get him, I’ll figure everything else out later.’ And that’s just how Al Davis is.

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  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    Accomplishments:
    from Wiki Farve-. Favre is the first player to win the AP MVP three times (1995–97)[3] in NFL history, and led the Packers to seven division championships (1995, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2007), four NFC Championship Games (1995, 1996, 1997, and 2007), two NFC Championships (1996 and 1997), two Super Bowl appearances, and one Super Bowl championship (XXXI).

    Jeff Garcis-Married former Penthouse playmate. Guess he’s not as gay as T.O. claimed. imho

  • Mad Road Dog

    Someone recently said….”if you can’t improve on silence then keep your mouth shut!”

  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    Mad Road Dog Says:
    May 19th, 2009 at 7:20 am
    Someone recently said….”if you can’t improve on silence then keep your mouth shut!”
    ————————————
    Please forward to Tim Brown, and Jeff Garcia, Thx

  • Braveheartraider

    You can add Sapp and Hall to that list Exla

  • Braveheartraider

    Or in Hall’s case-it is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt

  • SnB Defense

    Garcia is not a credible option unless Russell is injured. First of all, Garcia is a WCO type of QB. He was raised in it and has played his entire career in it. You don’t spend $50M on a wide receiver who’s main attribute is speed and then insert a short armed QB to throw to him. Just doesn’t make sense. Garcia is here for his experience and is a better option then than Andrew Walter. That’s the only reason he’s here.

    Anyway, what’s wrong with a 1st year starting QB that throws 13 TDS and 8 Ints and improved as the season progressed? I just don’t get it…..

  • Braveheartraider

    Nothing wrong at all. If J-Russ is benched for Garcia it sets us back years. No point investing in young talent if we jetison it at the first available opp. The future is now, the future is Russell

  • RaiderRockstar

    Favre played like crap the second half of last season and now he’s trying to avoid shoulder surgery and rehab it instead? he’s gonna try to play with the pain

    Minny should make it an OPEN qb competition between Jackson, Rosenfels, Favre and JD Booty …

    If Favre isn’t an upgrade over the garbage they got in Minnesota he should stay retired imo

  • Braveheartraider

    I think garcia was just best available. His style of play doesn’t match our offence. West Coast as you say. We’ve went back in time (again) run, run, run, run, play-action. Fortunately we might just have the talent for traditional Raider football, but only thru Russell.
    Patience, Nation

  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    The Vikings are not going to sign Farve for mega bucks for one season to make it an open competition. imho

  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    What time does OTA start?

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    Damn #389…I stand corrected.

    Lefty, your theory about Kiffin brining in Hall to undermind Ryan may be right on point.

    AlisGod…you were right, good job.

  • Braveheartraider

    Vikings arn’t that far away. They might just think Favre is the missing piece. NFC north is tight, not much between the teams and the Vikings got the best back in that conference.
    At least he isnt going to denver!

  • RaiderRockstar

    You don’t spend $50M on a wide receiver who’s main attribute is speed and then insert a short armed QB to throw to him. Just doesn’t make sense.

    ***

    SnB Defense : good morning.

    I know Al Davis probably drafted DHB with the intention of having Russell throw 60 yard bombs to him racing down the sideline. Problem is we don’t know how good DHB’s hands are yet. We don’t know if he can get off the LOS fast enough with that contact in the first 5 yards. Another problem with this theory is Russell’s accuracy. According to mini camp reports Russell couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn and there was no pressure in his face and nobody covering his WR’s

    on paper it looks like JR + DMC + DHB = TD’s

    but there is a lot that factors into this equation. It all starts up front with the o-line. If this patchwork group of scrubs (minus Gallery) can do thier jobs and provide protection for Russell and running lanes for the RB trio we might have a dynamic offense. That’s a big IF … we also need these fatties to quit with the stupid drive killing penalties. Russell had a lot of fumbles last year too. We need to keep his jersey clean to have ANY spot at winning more than 5 or 6 games

  • RaiderRockstar

    shot, not spot in post #463

    sorry. I lost the spelling bee

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/skew-t/166654980/ BART Bridge Blues

    Per PFT, the Patriots are offering a 2nd or 3rd rounder for Derrick Burgess. That would be a not bad deal to re-build this team, Al will of course waste the pick, but considering how often Burgess is injured and there is no way he returns next year, he is a waste of a roster spot with Scott, Richardson, Shaugnessy, Gunheim and Sulak.

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    A second or a third for Burgess = DONE DEAL.

  • RaiderRockstar

    The Vikings are not going to sign Farve for mega bucks for one season to make it an open competition. imho

    ***

    you’re right, but it isn’t fair to the other players. Rosenfels with a change of scenery and a great supporting cast might be better than an injured, over the hill, one year fix (Favre). Favre throws a lot of INT’s … Bernard Berrian and Sidney Rice are not as good as Donald Driver & Greg Jennings or Lavernaeus Coles and Jerricho Cotchery

  • RaiderRockstar

    Per PFT, the Patriots are offering a 2nd or 3rd rounder for Derrick Burgess.

    ***

    take it Al !!!

  • SnB Defense

    Braveheartraider…for you…
    ——————————————————-
    Russell: And if this is your team, why does it lose?
    Fickle Fan: We didn’t come here to watch you develop!

    OtherFan: You! It takes too long to develop young QBs!

    JaMarcus Russell: Sons of Oakland! I am JaMarcus Russell.

    Fickle Fan: JaMarcus Russell has a huge arm and is inaccurate!

    JaMarcus Russell: Yes, I’ve heard. Throws 100 yards on his knees but can’t hit the broadside of a barn.
    [Fickle Fan laughs]

    JaMarcus Russell: I *am* JaMarcus Russell! And I see a whole contingent of my teammates, here in defiance of mediocrity. I’ve come to be your QB… and a great QB I am. What will you do with a great QB? Will you let me learn?

    Fickle Fan: Learn? In Oakland? No! We will play Garcia. And we will be serviceable.

    JaMarcus Russell: Aye, play me and we might lose. Bench me, and you’ll win… at least a little. And dying in your Coliseum, many years from now, would you be willin’ to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take some wins now, but unlike me someday soon, they’ll never… WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP!
    [Raider Nation cheers]

    JaMarcus Russell: Throw it Deep!

  • NoMoreFargas

    If the pats want burgess than make them take fargas too.

  • RaiderRockstar

    we’re already short a 6th round pick next year since we traded up with the Panthers to get TE Brandon Myers.

    We could use a 2nd or 3rd rounder in 2010!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/skew-t/166654980/ BART Bridge Blues

    I hope so, I don’t care that Burgess is in a contract year, he is useless on this team. Similar to Randy Moss; Burgess doesn’t want to perform here and he hides behind injuries. We have so many young DE’s that we are trying to develop, it would make so much sense to cut ties with him now, rather than waiting until we get nothing in return.

  • Braveheartraider

    Priceless SnB
    Well, we didn’t get dressed up for nothin…

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    Not fair Rockstar? Not fair is when a team has the talent that the Viquees do and then shove QBs like Jackson and Rosenfels down the throats of the poor fans. Same deal with the Bears the past three seasons. No one could tell me that Jeff Garcia could not have won more games for the Bears than the dorks they kept marching out there as QBs.

    In their sho3s I’d take a chance with Favre rather than have no shot with those other dudes.

  • RaiderRockstar

    considering how often Burgess is injured and there is no way he returns next year, he is a waste of a roster spot with Scott, Richardson, Shaugnessy, Gunheim and Sulak.

    ***

    couldn’t agree more.

    I wonder if Burgess will still be sitting on the bench in OTA’s today due to the mysterious “flu” ?

  • Braveheartraider

    new post

  • RaiderRockstar

    Dakota,

    I think Sage Rosenfels is better than T. Jackson, Gus Frerotte, Brad Johnson and Drew Henson … those guys were pathetic

    I think Sage is better than Matt Schaub too!

    but whatever. I’m not a Vikings or Texans fan

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