Just when we started believing DeAngelo Hall was actually a fan of the prevent defense, the Redskins' cornerback said he simply let his emotions get the best of him when he ripped his coaches following Monday night's 18-16 loss to the Cowboys.
"I might have been a little overzealous," Hall said Wednesday, according to the Washington Post. "You guys know me."
One day earlier, Hall questioned his coaches' decision to heavily blitz Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo on third-and-21 late in the fourth quarter, leaving Hall locked one-on-one with Dez Bryant. Romo eluded the pressure and hit Bryant for a 30-yard gain, which eventually led to Dan Bailey's go-ahead sixth field goal with 1:47 left.
That obviously didn't sit well with Hall initially. But now that he's had a chance to review the play on film, he's owning up to his mistakes.
"If I'm on Madden, I probably try to do the same thing. ... No matter what's called, we have to go out there and execute it," Hall said. "I thought I said that after the game."
Maybe so, but all anybody wanted to focus on was the rant against your coaches. It's water under the bridge now, though, and we're guessing the Redskins' coaching staff is happy about this mea culpa.