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CB Hall to target Romo's ribs, Felix's shoulder

Posted on: September 21, 2011 3:37 pm
Edited on: September 21, 2011 4:01 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

The Cowboys -- who were featured on our Film Room breakdown earlier Wednesday -- have some serious injuries on the offensive side of things as they head into their Monday matchup against the Redskins. Tony Romo's punctured lung and broken ribs stand out, as do Felix Jones' separated shoulder.

Washington cornerback DeAngelo Hall is quite aware of these injuries, and said on Wednesday that he hopes Romo and Jones play. Mainly so he can put his helmet on their busted-up body parts.

"Absolutely. I want to get a chance to put my helmet on whatever's hurt," Hall said. "Romo's ribs — I'm going to be asking for some corner blitzes. If I know Felix Jones' shoulder's hurt, I'm not going to cut him. I'm definitely going to try to hit him up high, so that's just part of it."

"If you know something's wrong with an opponent, you're going to try to target in on that. We're going to try to definitely get as many hats on that team as possible."
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There's nothing wrong with this, per se, from a standpoint of legal football-playing and whatnot. (There may be something off about the whole thing depending on how you feel about the violent nature of football. Or if you're a Cowboys fan.)

And besides, it sounds like, from what Jason Garrett's saying, that the Cowboys fully plan on putting Romo on the field, so the onus is really on them for putting Romo at risk.

"I think he's doing fine," Garrett said. "He got knocked around a little bit on Sunday, but he's getting his rehab and hopefully he'll be ready to play for this ballgame. We'll take it day to day, the next few days."

Success in the NFL is based on exploiting weaknesses on the other side. Sometimes those weaknesses involve injuries for the other team.

And sometimes those weaknesses involve a cornerback who gets burnt on deep plays and isn't a great tackler. Monday night's outcome could drastically hinge on who's better at targeting those respective deficiencies.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 6:02 am

CB Hall to target Romo's ribs, Felix's shoulder

Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 7:18 am

CB Hall to target Romo's ribs, Felix's shoulder

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Since: Dec 3, 2011
Posted on: December 3, 2011 7:57 am

CB Hall to target Romo's ribs, Felix's shoulder

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Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 2:57 pm
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Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: September 22, 2011 6:43 pm

CB Hall to target Romo's ribs, Felix's shoulder

Guys/Girls and in betweens

Hall was asked a question, and he answered.......  nuff said

That question was related to the media fishing for something to write about and then they brand the player as a "dirty player" .

This is a no story (made up by the media for a slow day) 

Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: September 22, 2011 4:21 pm

CB Hall to target Romo's ribs, Felix's shoulder

Just like James Harrison. If he wants to just hurt them, i.e. make them sore, bruised, intimidated, and hurting, then it is all good. If he wants to injure him further, that is the problem. I would hope he doesn't want him to break his ribs even worse or break, tear, etc anything else.

btw, if Hall hits Romo it may be the first time he has ever hit someone. 

Since: Nov 21, 2007
Posted on: September 22, 2011 4:06 pm

CB Hall to target Romo's ribs, Felix's shoulder

Trying to expose an opponents weakness is a basic strategy for any competition and always has been. It is just funny to hear a guy like Hall talk about hitting the QB when he has 1 career sack in 7 years. He is also not a willing tackler so maybe he is just speaking for his teammates and not himself.

Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: September 22, 2011 1:07 pm

CB Hall to target Romo's ribs, Felix's shoulder

Hall just said what every player thinks, regular it be a high school player, college or a pro.  Romo will get a shot of whatever they use these days to numb his rib area and will have a big padded vest wrapped around him.  Still is going to hurt a lot, if anyone has every cracked or broken ribs, it hurts to even breathe, so cudos to Romo for being a man and going out and playing some football.

Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: September 22, 2011 12:21 pm

CB Hall to target Romo's ribs, Felix's shoulder

from where I sit it's man or mouse.   it seems to be the later.
Dude, learn to read AND spell. I think you meant latter, not later. Insults from a mental midget are not very offensive. In fact, they're pretty comical. Get ready for school, I hear the Short Bus coming your way.

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