So, looks like we are back to where we started with the Chiefs and our big offseason campaign. I really don’t understand DeAngelo Hall‘s release, as he’s played pretty welll despite playing for a new team and opposite the league’s best corner in Nnamdi Asomugha. I think this is just another case of Al Davis coming out of denial about his Raiders, freaking out and cleaning house. The Crypt Keeper sure likes making heads roll, even though more often than not the fault is really all his. From NFL.com:
Two years removed from his second Pro Bowl, cornerback DeAngelo Hall said he doesn’t think his release from the Oakland Raiders eight games into the season has damaged his reputation as a good player or, he hopes, as a person.
“I don’t think so,” Hall said Wednesday, hours after he was officially released by the Raiders. “As bad as people may think I’m playing, I’m not playing all that bad. I’ve got about 50 tackles (48), (13) pass breakups, three picks — one off the league lead — and I’ve dropped a lot. I’m feeling good. I think if I get in a scheme that fits me, that will benefit me.
“I want the world to know that this didn’t happen because I was a dirt bag and messing around. A lot of people were making me out to be a (bad person). It is what it is, a business decision. (Team owner) Al Davis assured me that it had nothing to do with me, the person. It was a financial thing.”
I’ve watched the Raiders some, and I actually thought Hall played pretty decent opposite Asomugha, who teams simply are not challenging at all. Regardless of saying all the right things, you know Hall will be eager to stick it to Davis and his Silver and Black. He’s also said that money and playing for a contender aren’t necessarily important to him at this point. Could we get him for 60 cents on the dollar? Would he help us recruit his boy Michael Vick? As bad as our cornerbacks not name Brandon have looked, it’s a thought. All that being said…