Josh Norman got his turn at the podium following today's practice. He talked about jumping a bull during the offseason. He's really high on this year's version of the Redskins defense. He also talked up rookie QB Dwayne Haskins.
JNo on Haskins: "He's a big guy with a big arm...he's got all the tangibles to be a great QB in this league. It's up to him."— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) July 27, 2019
Josh Norman time at the podium.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) July 27, 2019
Presser starts with thoughts on Haskins. Notes the obvious advantages with his size -- and the expected learning curve. Mentions how Haskins threw into double coverage in one spot and then learned to eat the ball during a similar play later.
Josh Norman at the podium. He said the defense wants to force more turnovers this year.— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) July 27, 2019
Jumping a bull:
Norman on his bull-ish offseason helped prep him for the season. "I feel like I can tackle anything, literally."— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) July 27, 2019
Separating work and free time:
Norman on separating work from free time.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) July 27, 2019
"When it's go time, let's suit it up and get going. When I'm not, I'm not."
Josh asked about how much building the @Norman_Starz24 teen center in Greenwood, SC cost him:— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) July 27, 2019
"It costs kids faces lighting up. That's a hit I'll take on the chin every time."
Josh Norman on building a teen center in hometown of Greenwood, SC: "It means everything. I've done so much...and to build a teen center in my hometown, that takes the cake."— John Keim (@john_keim) July 27, 2019
How much did it cost: "It costs kids faces to be lit up."
Josh Norman on the D: "we're cooking... linebackers flying downhill & cracking. Safeties & corners breaking on the ball... Dunny had 3 interceptions today. Fabian's looking sweet. 2-5, that kid is going to be special. D-line is fricking phenomenal... going to be a force."— John Keim (@john_keim) July 27, 2019
Josh Norman on the Redskins defense this camp: "We're smashing this year...We're a force to be reckoned with for sure."— Les Carpenter (@Lescarpenter) July 27, 2019
Josh Norman goes through the secondary guy by guy and compliments them.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) July 27, 2019
Specifically on Jimmy Moreland: "That kid 2-5...he's going to be special."
Josh Norman is very high on Fabian Moreau. He highlighted a stop he made in 7-on-7s today: "Fabian wouldn't have made that play a year ago." He says Moreau is now doing it every time.— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) July 27, 2019
Norman on the WR's:— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) July 27, 2019
"They're fast! They're fast, man. They're catty. They're scatty. That's Jay's crop though. He loves those guys that can get in, get out and get up the field."
Norman likes the young WRs... Says: "They're playing pretty well right now for us -- If they can get the ball off." That's a nod to the DL, which has looked as you would expect thus far.— John Keim (@john_keim) July 27, 2019
Asked Norman for the inside take on those receivers he's covering in camp. "They're fast! They're fast, man. ... They're scatty. That's Jay's crop though. He loves those guys that can get in, get out and get up the field."— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) July 27, 2019
Josh Norman, who said Kelvin Harmon came up to him asking to work on his releases from the line, said the rookie got him with a quick out when the WRs stacked, and he was proud of Harmon because he didn’t even see the move coming and he’s taking his advice and learning #HTTR pic.twitter.com/RV84f6xjxR— Rhiannon Walker (@InstantRHIplay) July 27, 2019
DBs coach Ray Horton:
Norman on working with new DB coach Ray Horton: "It's fresh." Cites the experience he can draw from with a coach who has been there and done that. Definitely a happier JNo in camp and the coaching aspect seems like a legit factor.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) July 27, 2019