Schadenfreude is at its best when you can watch a team cut ties with a player who is universally detested by that team’s fan base, only to bring him back later, producing delightfully shrill cries of frustration and anguish. Such is the case with the Redskins and DeAngelo Hall.
At the beginning of March, Washington released Hall, the most visible and perhaps the most picked on member of the Redskins’ 30th ranked pass defense. Part of that was because he was due $8 million for the 2013 season and part of that was because he sucks. ‘Skins fans rejoiced at the idea of finally being rid of their team’s most boneheaded player.
But nope, Hall is back. While the terms of his new one-year contract are not yet available, depending on how much his salary will be reduced, it may not actually be that horrible of a value. But rest assured, even at the veteran minimum, Washington fans are miserable about the thought of watching DeAngelo extend an opponent’s drive with a mindless personal foul penalty.
If it’s any consolation to ‘Skins fans, the Steelers did the a similar thing with cornerback William Gay. He’s equally as horrible, if slightly less of a douchebag.