|04-06-2013, 03:27 PM||#1|
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DeAngelo Hall Turned Down More Money From Two Other Teams To Rejoin Redskins
In an interview with 106.7 THE Fan's Lavar and Dukes, DeAngelo Hall said he received offers for more money but chose the Redskins due to the lessons he learned in taking more money in Oakland.
Hall was signed to hefty free agent contract when Snyder and Zorn were printing money and the team of course lost in embarrassing fashion week in and week out. The former Hokie regularly receives unsportsman-like conduct penalties and the consistency game in and game out just didn't seem to be there. Then after getting kicked out of the Steelers loss for cursing out a ref, he stepped up big time during that seven game win streak.
Hall explained why he returned to the Redskins at a greatly reduced salary: "It was about being where I felt comfortable, a place where I felt like I could definitely succeed, and a place I felt like had a chance to win. I can remember a couple years ago when I took that deal and left Atlanta and went to Oakland, I kind of found out the hard way not all money is good money. If a team wants to pay you $7-8 million and you're struggling to go to practice, you're struggling to play in games, your heart's not in it, that's no way to play football. When I feel like I'm not having fun and my heart's not in it, I'm gonna hang it up. I felt like Washington was a place that I definitely wanted to be a part of.
A couple teams gave me some offers that definitely made me think, but like I said, ultimately I had great communication with Coach Shanahan throughout the whole process, with Raheem [Morris] ... so the lines of communication were definitely open. I wasn't shy about letting everybody know I definitely wanted to go back to Washington, but if it didn't work out, I definitely had some other options out there. Just happy that we both could agree on things. This obviously wasn't the most money I could get, but it made the most sense for me and my family."
|04-06-2013, 04:25 PM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2012
wish he would have took the money and left. he is good for at least 1 blown coverage or a major penalty every game!
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