Redskins notebook: Hall hopes to meet with Goodell about ejection
Cornerback DeAngelo Hall was not thrilled with Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders' aggressiveness late during Sunday's game, and the veteran took it out on head linesman Dana McKenzie.
Hall was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct, then ejected when he took off his helmet and shouted obscenities at McKenzie.
Hall refused to discuss specifics of the incident but said he has a meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday.
“I am going to have him talk about it, watch the film and figure out what went down,” Hall said.
When told the league office is closed Monday because of the hurricane set to hit New York, Hall changed his story.
“Well, we will figure something out,” Hall said. “I have my agent calling them and trying to set something up.”
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said he was “very disappointed” in Hall's actions.
“We talk all the time about keeping your composure regardless of what happens,” he said.
• The Redskins entered the game using the read option and getting the ball in the hands of Robert Griffin III as much as possible. However, that never materialized Sunday. The Redskins had averaged nearly seven designed runs for Griffin per game. Against the Steelers, he had three for 8 yards, one scramble for 2 yards and an aborted play when he fumbled an exchange with running back Alfred Morris. “We got behind on the scoreboard, so we really couldn't open our playbook like we normally do,” Morris said. The Redskins we held to 86 yards rushing.
• Linebacker London Fletcher's consecutive games played streak remained intact when he started his 232nd straight game despite being questionable with a head injury. “I was well enough to play, but I can't put a percent to it,” Fletcher said. He finished with six tackles, including a tackle for a loss.
• Shanahan said the Redskins expected the Steelers to play man-to-man defense midway through the second quarter when he called a reverse pass to Griffin on third-and-4 at the Washington 43. The Steelers went zone, and Griffin got popped by safety Ryan Clark. Shanahan said he wasn't expecting to put his franchise quarterback in harm's way by calling the play. “I've run that play a lot of times, and quarterbacks have walked in,” Shanahan said. “If it was man coverage, no one would've been anywhere by him.”
• Santana Moss' 2-yard touchdown catch early in the second quarter on fourth-and-goal wasn't actually designed for Moss. “He just made a veteran move, a veteran decision and got open,” Griffin said. “I am sure (offensive coordinator) Kyle (Shanahan) doesn't mind.”
— Mark Kaboly
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