All the "other stuff" Hall was referring to were the post-playing-career options he's been mulling over, which, as he told Keim and Phillips, include the possibilities of getting into coaching, a front office role someplace, or serving as a television analyst.
"John was asking me some questions," Hall explained to Chris Russell of 106.7 The Fan. "The biggest question was, 'Hey. What's next?'
"And that was while I was practicing on the practice tee," Hall said. "By the time I got in my cart and I was getting ready to get with my group, I was bombarded by text message after text message: 'Congratulations!' And I'm like, bro, what is going on? What just happened? And so it kind of just snowballed from there."
While Hall did not question the veracity of what the reporters quoted him as saying -- in fact, he agreed they had probably quoted him correctly, and also vouched for their credibility -- he was certain to clarify that, standing on the tee box and already late, he felt hurried to get his warmup cuts in and may not have entirely thought through what he was saying for public record.
At one point, Hall even mentioned his desire to wait for the right moment to announce his next move -- whatever that may be -- and wanting to not impinge on the recent retirement announcement of longtime Cowboys tight end Jason Witten. Hall also said if he were to announce his retirement, he'd like the opportunity to make it more formally, in the presence of those who brought him into the Redskins organization.
"Like I was telling everybody else, am I done playing football? I'm probably 95 percent sure I'm done playing football," Hall said. "But I wanted to do it the right way. I wanted to give the Redskins organization the respect they deserve and obviously do it with them when the time was right. I wanted to wait until I either signed my national deal with the network, before I made that official announcement, and I wanted to do it at a press conference."
Hall hinted at the national deal he might be waiting on, telling 106.7 The Fan he'd recently held a meeting with NFL Network "a couple weeks ago."