DeAngelo Hall gets pounded in court of public opinion (duh)

If DeAngelo Hall is serious about complaining to the NFL about that big meanie, Falcons coach Mike Smith, there’s something he may want t0 know: Character witnesses will be in short supply.

Hall’s reputation as a talented but underachieving selfish malcontent precedes him. And you would be hard-pressed to find anybody around the NFL to say a bad word about Smith. Here’s a sampling of follow-up comments, with links, from Sunday’s sideline incident during the Falcons-Washington game:

MIKE SILVER, YAHOO! SPORTS:

“Is [Hall] experiencing problems with the imaginary friend who lives in his helmet? That’s my theory after he capped a ridiculous week by starting a bunch of drama on the Falcons’ sidelines in his team’s 31-17 defeat at the Georgia Dome on Sunday, then had the gall to whine that Atlanta coach Mike Smith had “put his hands on me in a harmful way.” Cue the violins. I’ve repeatedly watched the video of the incident, which began after Redskins safety LaRon Landry put a late hit on Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan on the Atlanta sideline, and I’m having a really hard time believing that Hall’s planned complaint to the NFL about Smith will be met by anything but laughter. …  The opposing sideline is off-limits; even Landry had the good sense to leave after his cheap shot on Ryan. Hall made a point of coming over and getting involved, and then he acted surprised that former teammates and others wanted him gone.”

DON BANKS, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED:

“And speaking of brainless, how transparent was it of Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall to go over and mix it up on the Atlanta sideline after Washington safety LaRon Landry got flagged for a late out of bounds hit on Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan? … Hall, the ex-Falcon who left Atlanta for Oakland in 2008 with bruised feelings intact, wound up pretty much tussling with Falcons head coach Mike Smith, who’s never afraid to mix it up. And here I thought it was Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff that Hall had a grudge against, given his pointed comments of last week.”

225004_SPORTS_FBN-SKINS-FALCHRIS NEEDHAM: NBCWASHINGTON.COM

“How low was yesterday’s loss? We found out that even the Falcons’ coach is tougher than the Redskins. … DeAngelo Hall, the Skins cornerback, is afraid of the Falcons’ 50-year-old silver-haired head coach, Mike Smith.  Smith, Hall alleges, roughed him up on the sideline during a skirmish and said a bad word to him.  A bad word!”

BARRY SVRLUGA, WASHINGTON POST

“[Hall] has a penchant for drama, and though there were more costly plays in the Redskins’ 31-17 loss to the Falcons, none better typified Washington’s utter loss of self-control than Hall’s mix-up with the Atlanta coaching staff and players.”

So go for it DeAngelo. This should be rich.


239 comments Add your comment

Jamaaliver

November 9th, 2009
10:12 am

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ConVick

November 9th, 2009
10:18 am

Don’t worry about it Hall, I got your back. Just remember keep telling everybody its the Falcons fault, its the fans fault. Never admit any failure on your own part. The biggest thing is to make sure the voices in your head are on your side, and you will never have an issue.

Mean ole Coach Smith, I can’t belive he was picking on you. Shame on him and his momma for bringing him up that way

Gordon

November 9th, 2009
10:20 am

This should answer Bradley’s question earlier in the week: “Given the Falcon’s secondary problems, would you take DH back?”. Even without this incident, the answer was obvious.

Bushwacker

November 9th, 2009
10:23 am

I’d pay $100 to watch Coach Smith kick the crap out of sissy boy Hall on PPV.

What a punk, “I’m gonna call Commissioner Goodell because Coach Smith said he was going to beat me up.

Hall would be a wuss on a girls soccerr team!

Freddy

November 9th, 2009
10:23 am

Man that guy is a tool. So glad he is gone

vafalconfan

November 9th, 2009
10:30 am

Overrated, over paid classless punk. And that’s his attrubutes. What a fool meangelo is.

Henry

November 9th, 2009
10:33 am

The Falcons started winning after Hall left Atlanta. Commissioner Godell should suspend him for lying. Hall is a big sissy.

JB

November 9th, 2009
10:36 am

Can anyone believe Hall is still drawing a NFL paycheck. Gotta give hope to a lot of ‘marginal” college DB’s.

ATL krusher

November 9th, 2009
10:38 am

hahaha, glad your gone D hall. Would never want him to play for Atlanta ever again. Im glad we boo’d the way we did. Nice arm tackle on Michael Turner by the way, it really slowed him down on the way to the endzone.

The Grinch

November 9th, 2009
10:38 am

I’d feel sorry for him if he weren’t continually getting paid. That’s the biggest problem with today’s athletes; they never learn how to act like responsible human beings because some moron is always continuing to cut them multi-million dollar checks no matter what they do. It’s particularly bizarre in Hall’s case because he’s not even a good football player. Get repeatedly burnt, run your mouth, attract penalties and still drive a Lamborghini. The good news is he appears to be stupid enough to fall into the Vick/Sprewell category, i.e. he may be broke at 30 regardless.

Matt

November 9th, 2009
10:38 am

Hahahahahahahahaha. Thanks Jeff, those articles brought a smile to my morning. MeAngelo is tool of epic proportions, ranking up there with Ocho, T.O. and A.I.. By the way, how does he define “put his hands on me in a harmful manner”? (Seeing as how he never seems to have be able to do that to opposing players?)

Navigator

November 9th, 2009
10:39 am

I watched the melee yesterday, and I hope the commissioner does look at the tapes. He ran into the sideline and began grabbing Falcon players and coaches, and finally was dragged away by a referee. Now if that doesn’t call for a fine or suspension, I don’t know what does. Funny thing, but the player that caused the problem left the melee before Hall was dragged away. He says he’s still upset with Falcons for releasing him, but he never talks about the Oakland for doing the same. On a parallel subject, VTech has turned out more than a few like Hall, and the coach preaches bullying to his players. Isn’t it ironic that he was complaining about some dirty play from GTech’s linemen. Oh yeah remember when he lost special Sugar bowl game in Atlanta and complained that someone was stealing his signs.

Paul H

November 9th, 2009
10:40 am

Goodell should suspend him for being the biggest wuss crybaby of all time. He should also suspend him for being an embarrassment to the NFL and for basically just sucking.

La Jolla Dawg

November 9th, 2009
10:41 am

This is really funny! I particularly loved the quote about the “imaginary friend who lives in his helmet”! Got to give it to Hall though, he managed to deflect attention away (albeit momentarily) from Dan Snyder and the 2–6 record.

BugKiller

November 9th, 2009
10:41 am

Yet ANOTHER outstanding ambassador of the VaTech Thuggies and their coach, Frank Beamer.

I think the only question left in regards to Me-Hall, is just how many dog fights he attended with Mike ConVick while a VaTech and with the Falcons.

‘Cause y’all know he was all up in that. I bet when ConVick’s illegal dog fighting and gambling empire was raided, poor MeAngelo and quite a few former Falcons (NoPlayRay) were sweating something fierce!

I hate Dan Snyder

November 9th, 2009
10:42 am

perhaps Goodell will send DeAngelo some films of his missed tackles – Michael Turner being only the latest…

Scott

November 9th, 2009
10:44 am

Ahh poor Deangelo. Stupid whiny loser. So glad that piece of crap is out of here. Never liked that thug turd.

F-105 Thunderchief

November 9th, 2009
10:44 am

20th!

DeAngelo is first team All-Head Case.

Eric

November 9th, 2009
10:46 am

MeAngelo, a non factor in the game still gets on ESPN with his crybaby act.

F-105 Thunderchief

November 9th, 2009
10:46 am

Did you see D’Angelo Hall take a pick 62-yards to the house? Yeah, me neither. How about that Tye Hill, huh?

Reggie Reg

November 9th, 2009
10:49 am

Man with all the loot D-Hall has managed to get it would be nice if he invested in a brain and a heart. Bottom line…they got whupped, and he got exposed. He hasn’t been on a winning team since he left, and probably never will be. He’s a bonafide punk….

ConVick

November 9th, 2009
10:49 am

Oh all you guys are just haters. I have already order my ConVick/MeAngelo jersey. On the front it is is white with a red number 7, with black bars running from top to bottom, on the back I have a number 23 on a pink background with tears. And no matter where they go or what they do, I will stand behind them all the way……..

Wait the voices in my head are telling me I am stupid, No I’m not, Yes you are, Hey I’m going to call your momma…….

FalconUGAFan

November 9th, 2009
10:52 am

@Thunderchief That was one sweet pick by Mr. Hill. You an old 105 crew chief? I crewed 130’s myself.

SadDawg

November 9th, 2009
10:57 am

I don’t think Hall qualifies as a T-word guys. He’s just a punk who can run fast and talk faster! “He (Mike Smith) put his hands on me in a harmful way.” What a punk!!

Ozzy

November 9th, 2009
10:59 am

Another Virginia Tech product. They must be so proud.

F-105 Thunderchief

November 9th, 2009
11:00 am

Nah, I just like supersonic jets. I have flown on a C-130 and has the pleasure (?) of having the pilot set it down on a short field.

FireUga7.net

November 9th, 2009
11:01 am

The strange thing to me about Hall is that I would listen to radio interviews with him when he played in Atlanta, and he would always sound like a relatively normal person. But he just seems to turn into the Jeff George of cornerbacks when he’s on the field.

Hokies high?

November 9th, 2009
11:02 am

The Vick brothers, Meangelo Hall and Jimmy “Too Lazy to Play” Williams … what a hall of fame that is, huh?

Frank Beamer

November 9th, 2009
11:08 am

I taught Me Angelo how to whine!

Hokies high?

November 9th, 2009
11:12 am

Just remember, FireUga7.net, that Ted Bundy could sound normal, too.

Tide Rising

November 9th, 2009
11:15 am

What a punk DeAngelo is.

kate gosselin

November 9th, 2009
11:18 am

Jeff Schultz we are through, you never call anyway. I’m crushing on a real man now Coach Mike Smith with his beautifully coiffed silver hair.

Oh, and that little DeAngela Hall would look cute in one of my wigs, you now Jeff Schultz like the one you wore on Halloween.

Thrasherville

November 9th, 2009
11:18 am

This guy’s a loser. Lost here, lost in Oaktown, losing in DC…

Kane337

November 9th, 2009
11:18 am

I love coach Smitty. He was ready to beat the crap out of MeAngelo.

Kane337

November 9th, 2009
11:21 am

I wish I could be in the film room with the Falcons today when they watch the game tape. I imagine when they get to the part of the sidelines tussle that there will be plenty of laughs and jokes.

michaelgee

November 9th, 2009
11:26 am

Maybe Mike Smith should be renamed The Intimidator!

Clearly DeAngeLOW Hall is intimidated to the max, I thought he was gonna cry.
Hall is a sour grapes cry baby and can’t even arm tackle. Turner ate his freakin lucnh all day Sunday. Hall is a scared little boy ina man’s game.

pilgrim

November 9th, 2009
11:26 am

This game had an interesting contrast: Ty Hill, who said it was a “blessing” to be on this team. Glad he had that escort of Falcons to get his first NFL TD.

Chop It Up All-Star

November 9th, 2009
11:28 am

The saddest thing about D-Hall is that he truly has no idea how stupid he looks and sounds. Goes to show you can give a man all the money in the world, but you can’t buy class or intellect.

Bubba's Tanning Salon

November 9th, 2009
11:28 am

Coach Smith is such a classy bad azz! I would pay to see him whip Angela Hall’s hiney!!!! HAHA, Hall you got served!

Val

November 9th, 2009
11:31 am

I can not believe DeAngelo Smith allowed Mike Smith to touch him in a threating way and he did nothing thats not even in his charater, I am so glad he’s gone he wasn’t Shi” of a player when he was here, his pink slip was LONG over due.

Lloyd Christmas

November 9th, 2009
11:32 am

You are one pathetic loser. No offense.

George Holman

November 9th, 2009
11:33 am

TOTAL LOSER – GOOD RIDDANCE.

BugKiller

November 9th, 2009
11:34 am

I’m loving all of the nicknames for the fools the Falcons drafted from the VaTech Thuggies.

For sure, ConVick is the best nickname for the DogKilla.

And of course, MeAngelo is the leader for best nickname for that fool.

Come on, let’s get more creative! Let’s get some more nicknames spun out there for these idiots.

MS. KP

November 9th, 2009
11:38 am

Am I the only one who understands that Virginia Tech is not a living breathing thing. What DeAngel and Michael Vick does/did is a reflection on them individually. I am quite sure that some of your family members are an embarassement to you, but is it fair to say well you know they are related to. I am quite sure non of you on here can cast stones. For the record I do not have any ties to Virginia Tech.

Steve

November 9th, 2009
11:39 am

I’m still wondering how this idiot was a #1 pick???i He is a prime example of what is wrong with today’s professional atlete.

DJ

November 9th, 2009
11:43 am

Never mind Hall – something like that was expected. The ref’s threw 2 flags – one on Landry and one on Hanyesworth. Landry got 15 for his but why wasn’t Haynesworth tossed from the game?

WTH

November 9th, 2009
11:45 am

Another fine example of VT class.

Ryno

November 9th, 2009
11:49 am

Mr. Schultz,

Any word from Redskins front office? If DeAngelo was serious about a league complaint – wouldn’t the situation be handled by the GM/Dir. of Players for the Skins?

Regardless, let’s crush the Panthers on Sunday! Go Falcons!

Dave

November 9th, 2009
11:50 am

Check out this column from one of Washington DC’s TV stations. Awesome!
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/sports/Skins-CB-Terrorized-By-Old-Man-69556282.html

Matt "Choke" Ryan

November 9th, 2009
11:51 am

Deion Sanders sized it up perfectly on The NFL Network, when he said, Smith should remember Yankees Don Zimmer when he attacked a player, while he was a coach and got the crap beat out of him.

Smitty is like a thousand years old, fat and out of shape – I would laugh when D Hall knocks his old “redneck” azz out :)

Smitty & Tom Cable are just THUGS and need to be BANNED from the league. There is no place in the NFL for THUGS bringing the STREETS into the NFL.

How can you hold your players accountable if they see their coach not controlling their temper.

He can expect the Players Association to get in on this if the Commisssioner tries to sweep this one under the carpet.

Don’t you just love cameras :)