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Hall brings attitude to Raiders defense

Hall brings attitude to Raiders defense

Forget about DeAngelo Hall's athletic skills for a moment. Forget the possibilities that pairing Hall with fellow cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha will give defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. A shutdown cornerback whose talent is dwarfed only by his view of himself, Hall brings something entirely else to the Raiders' secondary, something that's been missing for the better part of a decade now.

Attitude. Swagger. Cockiness. All of it seems to ooze through his pores like sweat beading out after an intense workout. Hall is all of that and then some. Just ask the Falcons and former coach Bobby Petrino, who were caught in the Hall crosshairs in 2007. Or ask Carolina wide receiver Steve Smith, with whom Hall has a developed a love-hate relationship that tends to...

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