Darrel Young: Skins Losing ‘A Leader’ in DeAngelo Hall
The Washington Redskins haven’t made many moves in Free Agency outside of protecting their own, but in doing so they’ve ensured another piece to their successful backfield will return.
On Saturday, the team locked up fullback Darrel Young for the next three years, for $6.2 million.
“It felt so good just to go on that seven game win streak that we know nothing but winning now,” Young told 106.7 The Fan’s Holden and Danny Tuesday. “That’s kind of different just being a Redskin now, because I wasn’t here when the Redskins were all about winning and all that tradition and history because I’m up from New York, where you don’t hear about that stuff. Now that I’m here, it’s just different. I love it here. The fans, the environment, the team; it’s just different from when I first started.”
However, one of DY’s closest teammates – DeAngelo Hall – was not brought back; cut presumably as a salary cap casualty. Although, Young says Hall did want to remain in Washington.
“DHall kind of said this last year when we were playing Philly at Philly and we were sitting in his room, and I just remember he was like, ‘Hey, I don’t know what it is man, there’s something special going on in this locker room. I just want to be a part of it man,’” Young recounted. A lot of people criticize DHall. They only know him of what he does on Sundays in terms of remembering the Pittsburg things or what he says in the media and all that other stuff. DHall’s actually a good leader. We chose him as a Captain just because people don’t see what we see on the practice field.”
Hall told Young he had even offered to restructure his contract to remain a Redskin.
It seems at some point between the Redskins and DeAngelo Hall, that message wasn’t received.
“It just kind of sucks, you know?” Young went on. “You’re going to lose a leader in the locker room but we wish him the best.”
Listen to the full interview below…