"We've got to go in at halftime and say, 'Hey look, guys. I know we did this all week, but this is the reason we do training camp. This is the reason we have such a long offseason is we put in everything. Yes, the game plan this week was to do this, this, this. But look, we weren't expecting them to do this. They did this, so we have to change what we're doing.'"
"If we had to do to all over again, we'd have been (less) ambitious with some of our deep game and more geared towards moving the ball and getting the ball out of our hands and let the playmakers do their thing," Gruden said. "As it turned out, we failed."
But as Hall noted, the culpability for this lack of flexibility doesn't just fall on Gruden's shoulders.
"As an organization, we tend to stay locked into trying to stick to the game plan," Hall said. "As coaches, we feel comfortable at some point it's gonna work. And then we feel comfortable because that's what we've given our players the best success because that's what we've practiced."
"It's hard when you've practiced something over and over again for the whole week, and then you find out it's not working. And then to throw it out, you almost feel like, 'Man, I did all this work, and now I gotta start all over again?' But in the NFL that's what you gotta do."
Hall also explained how the Colts made adjustments to have success against the Redskins.
"I hadn't seen the Colts running a lot of Cover Two," Hall said. "But obviously, (Colts coach) Frank Reich, being a guy who was in Philly, he knew, 'Look, if I can do X, Y, Z and get some pressure with my front, I can drop these guys in coverage ... Yeah, they ran the ball successfully last week, but I know Jay's gonna revert back to throwing the ball. That's what he likes to do.'"