Redskins Postgame Reaction: Shanahan, RGIII, DeAngelo Hall
PITTSBURGH (CBSDC)–The Washington Redskins fall 27-12 to the Pittsburgh Steelers and fall 3-5 on the season as DeAngelo Hall get’s ejected after yelling at an official.
“I’m not going to discuss that [ejection],” Hall said afterwards. “I’ve got a meeting set up with [NFL] Commissioner Goodell on Monday. Me & him will talk about it, watch film, figure out what went down. Hopefully get to the bottom of this.”
That’s all Hall would say on the incident which happened late in the fourth quarter. Hall took his helmet off during it and had two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties called on him due to it.
“I honestly don’t know what happened,” Hall said on the game. “It all seems like a blur right now.”
Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan wasn’t happy with the ejection.
“Very disappointed,” Shanahan said. “You [can] never put your team in that type of situation.”
Veteran captain London Fletcher played the entire game after missing practices last week and Shanahan was happy with him.
“He played the whole game and he played hard,” Shanahan said.
Fletcher ended up with five solo tackles and one assist.
The big story in the game though was the Redskins receivers and running backs dropping balls. They dropped unofficially 11 balls, and even though it was raining out, they had no excuses after the game.
“I guess it was just a bad day for us,” Wide receiver Leonard Hankerson said. “We didn’t make those plays. That’s our job to make those plays and we didn’t do it well today.”
Hankerson added, “No excuses. We’ve got to make those plays and we didn’t.”
Hankerson dropped a sure touchdown pass in the first quarter.
“Yes, we’ll get over it,” Veteran receiver Santana Moss said. “That’s life. That’s football in the NFL. It isn’t always going to be peaches and cream. Fight back and do better next time.”