To be a successful professional athlete, you need to have a certain amount of confidence in yourself to go up against the very best that your sport has to offer on a week-to-week basis. Because of that, we often see plenty of athletes come across as “cocky” or “arrogant,” but most back up their talk with their play.
Then, there is Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall.
Despite ranking among the worst cornerbacks in the league – ProFootballFocus.com ranked Hall 84th out of 110 cornerbacks — Hall does as much talking as anyone in the NFL.
Recently, during an interview on “Keeping it Real with Mike Hall” on FOX Sports, Hall discussed where he ranked among NFL cornerbacks and he believes that he is better than anyone in the league — including Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, who many consider the best.
“If you line up the top five receivers in the NFL and have one guy go out and cover ‘em, I put myself out there before anybody else,” Hall said, via the Sports Bog. “Before Richard Sherman, before [Darrelle] Revis, before [Patrick] Peterson, before anybody else. There’s a lot goes into a defensive play or a defensive scheme. But you’re asking me to go out there and just lock one guy up, ain’t nobody better than me.
“In man-to-man coverage, ain’t nobody better than me.”
Sure, Hall’s confidence is admirable, but his comments are laughable.
You could ask any NFL reporter or analyst who the top cornerbacks in the league are and nearly no one would name Hall.
While the reality of the situation is that Hall is nowhere near as good as he thinks he is, at least he has the belief in himself to continue putting a full effort out on the field.