DeAngelo Hall. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)
When the Redskins and Seahawks last met in November 2011, the ball wasn’t even kicked off before tempers flared. Seattle players weren’t happy when the Redskins broke their pregame huddle at midfield of CenturyLink Field. DeAngelo Hall and Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson exchanged heated words and players had to be separated.
Hall later accused Robinson of stepping on his neck during the game, and Robinson later called Hall “garbage.”
Robinson said Thursday in the Seahawks locker room that he and Hall have not since discussed what happened during that game.
“Yeah, I’m looking forward to seeing him,” Robinson said. “I’m looking forward to it.”
Asked about Hall and the 2011 incident, Robinson said he wasn’t taking “the bait,” but later elaborated a bit on what he felt sparked the skirmish. He said a young girl was at midfield with the team, serving as honorary captain when the Redskins came through.
“You got a little girl out here, you’ve got to watch your mouth,” Robinson said, “You’re not going to come in my stadium and disrespect us like that. That’s kind of how it was.”
Robinson is a Richmond native who starred at quarterback for Varina High. Hall is the same age, 29, and played his high school ball at Deep Creek in Chesapeake. Despite the personal feelings that might exist between the two, Robinson said players don’t need much added motivation in the playoffs.
“I can’t say it’s a different intensity because we prepare like it’s a championship week every game,” he said. “It’s just another opportunity, another championship opportunity to go out there and show what we can do.”