Last weekend Falcons corner back DeAngelo Hall was burned for 67 yards of penalties on one series, then fined $100,00 by the team for his actions in regard to the two personal fouls he got on the drive. Now Hall according to sources has had it with the Falcons, and last week two sources said that Hall asked Atlanta to trade him. The Falcons, in the midst of a 1-3 start, will not be doing so, drawing the displeasure of Hall.
“He’s going to play out the season and see what happens,” said a source close to Hall on Yahoo Sports. “He’s not happy, but he’ll calm down and see how things are. I would expect some teams will be asking about him, but the Falcons said they won’t trade him.” Hall has been upset with how the Falcons have handled situations in regard to Michael Vick as well as how the team has tanked the last few seasons since going to the NFC Title game in 2005.
Known a top corner around the league, Hall was beat up by the media and talk shows for his antics vs the Panthers, and rightfully so. Just because you disagree with what the organization you play for is doing and the fact your not winning is simply no excuse to let your teammates down by drawing stupid penalties. The drive that Hall had the fouls on led to a Panthers touchdown in their 27-20 win at the Georgia Dome.
Hall said over the offseason that he wanted to wait until free agency before signing a new contract, making it even more evident that he wants out of Atlanta as soon as possible. While there would be plenty of other teams that would be interested in Hall right now, the Falcons would likely want the world for him, and right now other teams will sit back and wait till he hits free agency rather than give anything up for the former first-round draft choice.