Just tell it like it is – the target is on Cowboys injured quarterback Tony Romo and his fractured rib. That’s why he had to get a protective vest for Monday night’s contest.
So in rare form, Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall decided he wasn’t going to hide away from the fact that he’s specifically aiming for the NFC Offensive Player of the Week’s rib and running back Felix Jones’ shoulder:
“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 hits on that team as possible.”
Why not? You have to do whatever it takes when it comes to a battle within the NFC East; especially when it’s “America’s Team.” Just part of the game, correct?
Sack artist Brian Orakpo followed in Hall’s footsteps, echoing the same sentiment towards the roughed up Romo:
“If somebody gets injured, you want to go after that injury,” Orakpo said on a conference call with Valley Ranch media. “But we’re going to just play our game. We’re going to try to get Romo down when we can.
“We’re not going to just target the ribs and forget about trying to get the ball out or forget about trying to get him down and just hit his ribs. Nah, we’re going to do the best we can to get him down and get off the field.”
Lastly, Hall told reporters that he already knows where to find Romo’s weak rib:
“He ain’t got to,” Hall said. “I already know where it is. We’ll be all right. We find it. I’ll find it.”
Ah, the plot thickens, as the rivalry heats up and intensifies even more!