The Redskins were featured heavily in the first episode of this season's Hard Knocks on HBO, as the series' main subject, the Houston Texans, faced the Skins in three days of joint practices down in Richmond, Va. One of the highlights of the first episode was a dust-up between Redskins' cornerback DeAngelo Hall and Texans' wideout DeAndre Hopkins.
Hall and Hopkins had a heated exchange near the sideline after a play that their teammates had to break up. They were then matched up in one-on-one drills in the following scene.
Hopkins got the best of Hall in that sequence, as Hall slipped and fell to the turf. He was then helped up and off the field by Redskins' trainers after suffering a leg injury. Hopkins threw salt on the wounds by talking trash to Hall while he was down writhing in pain.
Well, after the episode aired, Hall probably heard all about it, at least enough to prompt a response from him on Twitter. Here is what he tweeted on Thursday, a clear shot at Hopkins:
When the highlight of your career is catching a 10yd pass on a DB while he slips and you feel like you did something. #SadDayInFootball
— DeAngelo Hall (@DeAngeloHall23) August 13, 2015
Ouch. Unfortunately the two will not be able to settle this anytime soon. The Redskins and Texans will not see each other again, at least in a regular season game, until 2018.
UPDATE: Hopkins replied to Hall's tweet, with the WR wishing the CB well in his recovery from injury. Hall says he slipped, but Hopkins might think different.
Hope treatment going well. https://t.co/9wR4UrjEAP
— Deandre Hopkins (@Nukdabomb) August 13, 2015