Hall said Saturday night that he did not believe a deal was imminent.
"As of right now, we're still at the same stages that I was at with every other team," Hall said. "New York, Washington, Dallas, and Jacksonville. Nothing has been OK'd on my end. Unless they agreed to something that I don't know about, but I don't think no team is going to sign me without talking to me and getting everything right on my end."
It's important to quantify "overrated" since that could just as easily mean a lot of things. When I say overrated, I mean he is some amount worse than the 57 million and two picks our Raiders colleague seems to think he'll cost. The truth is I don't know what his price tag is in a trade, but I'm sure it's sizable for a young allegedly talented cornerback.
Interesting: For a guy who has sworn off losing teams categorically, he is primed for self-loathing. Since 2003 the Oakland Raiders have won just 19 football games, which is worst in the NFL in that span. No wonder he's distancing himself from these reports; cognitive dissonance. If he does end up in Oakland, I will be one step closer towards believing that we live in a Just world. If he wants to whine his way out of a moderately successful Atlanta (The Falcoholic is already thinking replacements) into the lesson in fail that has been Oakland recently, more power to him. It will simply be one more reminder that when one wishes, it's best to do so carefully.