When it came to blitzing vs. New Orleans, DeAngelo Hall had mixed success. He did record his first sack, but he was also picked up on most occasions and admitted he has plenty to learn.

“There’s a whole bag of tricks if you plan on getting there,” Hall said in this week’s email report. “You can show right now, but you’ll get hit in the mouth every time. You have to be a thief in the night. You have to show like you’re covering, you have to hit on the move, you have to get a lot of things just throughout the week.”

Meanwhile, ex-receiver turned tight end Niles Paul said there’s a new attitude at receiver thanks to the arrival of Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan. They’ve made an impact on the others.

“Receivers who aren’t afraid to attack people and you definitely see the whole receiving corps is embracing that,” Paul said.

Then there’s running back Alfred Morris. He’s a rookie sixth-round pick who says he was an underdog his whole life. So you’d better believe scoring a  touchdown (and then a second one) mattered a great deal to him.

“When I crossed that goal line I was like, Man, this is a testament to all that went in to get here,” he said. “I started pointing to the name on the back of the jersey and I pointed to my family that was in the crowd. That touchdown wasn’t just for me, it was for them.”

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