Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said he has no problem with cornerback DeAngelo Hall’s statement that he would target the injured ribs of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo when the teams face each other Monday night.
Hall sparked criticism for the statement, but Haslett said, in reality, Hall’s choices of where to hit Romo are rather limited.
“Well, you think about it. He’s not allowed to hit him in the head, and you can’t hit him below the knees, so there’s only one place you can hit him. It’s just a shame he’s hurt,” Haslett said with a chuckle. “I think [Hall] was joking more than anything. He was kinda chuckling about it. But realistically, it’s the only place you can hit the quarterback. But I know Romo is a tough guy. He’ll be ready to go.”
Haslett said he won’t concern himself with trying to find ways to knock Romo out of the game, and he won’t dial up blitzes just for the sake of roughing up the quarterback.
“No, I’ll put us in position where we can get off the field as much as we can,” Haslett said. “Obviously, we’ll have a plan for guys playing and not playing and we’ll adjust later on, but I’m not worried about those things.”