For the most part, the Washington Redskins were humble and respectful in defeat. Led by their quarterback, Robert Griffin III, and their head coach, Mike Shanahan, they were were complimentary of the New York Giants and the job they had done during a 27-23 victory at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. Unfortunately, not everyone on the team got the same memo, and on Wednesday, defensive back DeAngelo Hall took a shot at Big Blue and quarterback Eli Manning.
"For [Eli] to say that in the first half he picked up on it and to not make a play until the last play of the game? I don't know how well he picked up on it," Hall said. "I feel we gave him that play. It wasn't something where he was a rocket scientist and he figured something out. We just played that as bad as possible."
When asked about Hall's comment, Manning was appreciative. As the Giants have done so many times before, they were quick to thank the opposing team for once again "giving" them a victory.
"I appreciate him giving it to me. Thank you," Manning said. "[But] I didn't say it took a rocket scientist to figure it out either. You got a guy running open, you hit him."
Admittedly, that whole "they didn't win it, we lost it" song and dance is getting old. But to their credit, the vast majority of the Redskins didn't react or speak that way, and it should come as no real surprise that DeAngelo Hall is the one that strayed from the pack.
Bottom line is Manning did what any good quarterback would do: he spotted a weakness in the defense (blown coverage or otherwise) and exploited it. Game over.
The real irony here is that although Eli is not a rocket scientist, he does have an IQ which ranges in genius levels.
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