DeAngelo Hall Says Jay Cutler ‘Doesn’t Understand the Game of Football’
Jay Cutler seems to have one of those attitudes that gets under people’s skin. In order to be a successful NFL quarterback, you have to have a certain level of confidence. Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, and Tom Brady certainly possess that quality, but they do a pretty decent job of keeping it under wraps. Cutler likes to let it show through, with comments like the one he made about his arm being stronger than John Elway’s. Couple that with the fact that he hasn’t really won anything of significance, and the end result is annoyed opponents and fans.
As cliche as it may sound, what goes around, comes around. When Cutler was with the Broncos in 2008, he and Eddie Royal hooked up 9 times for 146 yards and a touchdown in Royal’s NFL debut. The corner covering Royal for much of that game was Hall, when he was a member of the Raiders. After the game, Cutler took it upon himself to talk a little smack when reporters asked him about the game. “Eddie Royal beat DeAngelo Hall time after time,” Cutler said. “That’s what happened.”
The tables turned on Sunday when Hall, now a member of the Redskins, intercepted Cutler four times in one game. Needless to say, Hall hadn’t forgotten the shot Cutler took at him after his tough day two years ago.
You know what man, Jay’s a little bit, he don’t really understand, I guess, the game, the game of football,” Hall said on Monday. “And in the game of football, you’re gonna see guys several times in their career. You know, he completed four passes against me when I was out in Oakland and he was in Denver on a Monday Night Football game, and I knew leading up to the game he was still feeling good about that. He made some smart, snide comments about that after that game, so I knew definitely he was gonna try to come out there and try me, and it didn’t work for him.”
It doesn’t matter if you like Hall or not, he’s right. I cant really think of a better way to shut a guy up who talked trash about you than picking him off four times in the same game. Granted, a couple of the interceptions were the result of Cutler’s offensive line failing to protect him, but I’d be surprised if we heard anything about Hall coming out of Jay’s mouth i the future.