Washington Redskins defensive back DeAngelo Hall is never short on things to say, and rarely lacks any sort of unjust confidence. Case in point? Following a 27-23 loss to the New York Giants in week seven, Hall referred to Eli Manning as generic, claiming the quarterback wasn't any sort of "rocket scientist" after articulating a game-winning drive. On Wednesday, Hall defended that comment.
"Like I said, I could have made that throw," Hall said. "Eli has made a lot of great throws in his career. But it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out the guy was wide open."
When asked about the comments, wide receiver Victor Cruz shrugged them off, claiming that sort of insignificant stuff doesn't motivate the Giants. What may motivate the Giants however, were Hall's comments about the NFC East battle on Monday night. And although he uncharacteristically gave Big Blue some credit, he made it clear he still fully anticipates walking away victorious.
"We match up good against these guys," Hall said. "They are rolling right now. They are a great football team but we feel like we match up well against them. We definitely look forward to getting back on the field and coming out with a win."
Hall added that he fully expects a "drag-out fight" on Monday, and he's probably right about that. But the Giants are looking differently at this game than they did the first, knowing full well a victory would all but secure the NFC East.
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