On Now
Coming Up
  • Tue., Jun. 28, 2016 5:00 AM - 7:00 AM EDT The Morning Blitz

    The Morning Blitz with Al Galdi is a fast-moving, high-energy show that covers everything you need to begin your day.  Redskins, Nationals, Wizards, Capitals, Terps, Hoyas, Orioles…Galdi covers them all in addition to hitting on the national sports stories that matter to you.  Galdi is a DMV-lifer, a huge proponent of analytics and a big fan of old-school hip-hop.  He also hosts The Official Redskins Postgame Show after every Redskins game and Chin Music with Al Galdi on Saturdays from 9am-10am.  Tweet him: @AlGaldi

  • Tue., Jun. 28, 2016 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT Cooley and Kevin

    Monday on Cooley & Kevin! Kevin is away on his Euro Vacation! Nick Ashooh of DMV Game Time is sitting in with Cooley! Guns & Roses from over the weekend, Cooley will tell us all about it! Nats Insider Mark Zuckerman joins the show discussing the Nats-Brewers series and moving on to the Mets. Plus, what did you miss with “Weekend DVR”!

  • Tue., Jun. 28, 2016 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT The Tony Kornheiser Show Tony will be back in studio on Monday, and he’ll be joined by Gary Braun and Chris Cillizza. They’ll talk about Jinglefest, the James Carville Roast – plus they’ll talk Brexit at 11:20 with Howard Fineman of the Huffington Post, and they’ll catch up with Michael Wilbon at 12. All of that plus news with Scott Linn, a PTI preview from producer Matt Kelliher, Old Guy Radio, and the Mailbag!
  • Tue., Jun. 28, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT Inside the Locker Room

    Join Doc Walker, B-Mitch and Scott Jackson weekday afternoons at their new, expanded time – 1pm-4pm on ESPN 980!

  • Tue., Jun. 28, 2016 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT The Sports Reporters

    Coming up today on the Sports Reporters:  Czaban and Andy are in.   Chris Knoche joins the guys in studio from 5-7pm.  Andy is back from his one week stay at home vacation.    Billy Hurley III wins the Quicken Loans National.   Wizards out of the Kevin Durant chase.   Bad weekends for quarterbacks Tarvaris Jackson and Johnny Manziel.

  • Tue., Jun. 28, 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT DMV Gametime

    Tim Murray (@1TimMurray) and Nick Ashooh (@NickAshooh) will stay connected to local listeners as the night’s action gets underway on “DMV Game Time”, Monday thru Friday 7pm-10pm on ESPN 980!

  • Wed., Jun. 29, 2016 5:00 AM - 7:00 AM EDT The Morning Blitz

    The Morning Blitz with Al Galdi is a fast-moving, high-energy show that covers everything you need to begin your day.  Redskins, Nationals, Wizards, Capitals, Terps, Hoyas, Orioles…Galdi covers them all in addition to hitting on the national sports stories that matter to you.  Galdi is a DMV-lifer, a huge proponent of analytics and a big fan of old-school hip-hop.  He also hosts The Official Redskins Postgame Show after every Redskins game and Chin Music with Al Galdi on Saturdays from 9am-10am.  Tweet him: @AlGaldi

  • Wed., Jun. 29, 2016 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT Cooley and Kevin

    Monday on Cooley & Kevin! Kevin is away on his Euro Vacation! Nick Ashooh of DMV Game Time is sitting in with Cooley! Guns & Roses from over the weekend, Cooley will tell us all about it! Nats Insider Mark Zuckerman joins the show discussing the Nats-Brewers series and moving on to the Mets. Plus, what did you miss with “Weekend DVR”!

  • Wed., Jun. 29, 2016 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT Andy Pollin Andy Pollin on ESPN 980
  • Wed., Jun. 29, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT Inside the Locker Room

    Join Doc Walker, B-Mitch and Scott Jackson weekday afternoons at their new, expanded time – 1pm-4pm on ESPN 980!

News

Print
RSS

DeAngelo Hall Returns For Another Playoff Run

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Cornerback DeAngelo Hall said he re-signed with the Redskins this offseason after an enlightening conversation with first-year head coach Jay Gruden.

The Redskins knew if they were going to accomplish their goal of moving back into the hunt for the postseason, there was a player the team needed back in 2014.

Cornerback DeAngelo Hall was the first starter the Redskins re-signed during an offseason in which many moves were made to the roster, proving the value and importance of retaining the team leader, who also stressed he wanted to be back after meeting new head coach Jay Gruden.

“I came up here and talked with him and the coaching staff,” Hall said. “Before I was leaving the building, I was like, ‘I like these guys. We are gonna win a lot of games.’ I immediately called my agent and Bruce [Allen] to get something done.”

After making that decision, Hall has not changed his tune after an offseason consisting of productive workouts, OTAs and minicamps.

“Love him,” Hall said about his new head coach. “Love his energy, his demeanor out on the field, his passion for the game, his understanding of offenses and defenses.”

The veteran cornerback was a bright spot on Jim Haslett’s defense in 2013, registering 102 tackles, four interceptions, three forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery. Making the most of several turnovers, Hall became the first player in Redskins history to score three defensive touchdowns in a season (two via interception return, one via fumble return).

Between the lines Hall is a menace, antagonizing opponents and often frustrating them with his physical style and vocal approach. He does not shy away from contact or conversation, no matter who the opponent may be.

Hall is also looked at as a role model for the team’s younger players in the secondary, like David Amerson, Phillip Thomas, Bacarri Rambo and Bashaud Breeland.

Breeland – taken by the Redskins with the 102nd overall pick in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft – said he modeled his own game growing up by watching Hall on TV.

Now, Breeland is getting the chance to learn first-hand from the three-time Pro Bowler.

“D-Hall, he was one of my favorite corners growing up,” Breeland said. “I model his game. He’s a very, very, very interesting player. He is really good.”

Hall’s attitude helps define the tenacity and relentlessness of a defense expected to bring a commitment to pressure in 2014, although he knows leadership doesn’t just fall on him and veteran safety Ryan Clark, who has returned for his second tour of duty in Washington.

Hall said the Redskins have tremendous leadership at every position on the field.

“It’s not going to be just us,” explained Hall. “It’s going to be [nose tackle] Barry Cofield, [defensive end Jason] Hatcher, Rak [linebacker Brian Orakpo] and [linebacker Ryan] Kerrigan. We are trying to lead as a team, compete as a team, and win as a team.”

For now, however, Redskins fans are just waiting for training camp in Richmond, Va., so Hall and the rest of the players can work with the coaches and take the initial steps back to the playoffs for a proud Washington franchise.

.

.

.