Josh Norman gets another dig in, Panthers focusing on teaching kids

AP

A day after “sipping tea” and enjoying seeing Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones put up 300 yards on his old team, Washington cornerback Josh Norman got another little dig in on the Panthers.

But the Panthers say they haven’t thought about Norman at all.

During an appearance on ESPN Radio’s Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz Monday, Norman laughed while being shamelessly baited for a reaction about Jones’ day, and said: “You get what you pay for.”

After the Panthers pulled the franchise tag from Norman this year, they went with rookie corners and an overhauled secondary, and it cost them in the short term against the Falcons. And though Norman has made a few plays and headlines in Washington, the Panthers are focusing on what they have.

I haven’t thought about Josh on our defense since the minute he left,” Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott said, via Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review. “That’s just how you have to do it.”

Norman wouldn’t have fixed it all, as Jones went for 178 the last time they faced each other (122 yards is a lot though). But the Panthers are pinning their hopes on rookies James Bradberry and Daryl Worley getting better after getting scorched.

“I’d be naive to think [we wouldn’t go through growing pains]. That’s the case every year where you have players at new positions — in particular in the secondary, where’s there’s a lot of communication that goes on,” McDermott said. “There’s no substitute for experience. Having said that, it wasn’t just the young corners. It spread. It starts with me and it’s a whole team defense thing at that point. . . .

“I woke up last night on the hour just about every hour and had to talk myself back to sleep because you look at the Kansas City-Pittsburgh game. Flip the other way the week before. Flip back. Welcome to life in the NFL. Doesn’t make it right the way we played yesterday, whatsoever. Going forward is what’s important — that we learn from it, we get stronger and we grow stronger together.”

But rest assured, Norman will be sitting in Washington watching — and counting the money the Panthers didn’t want to give him (or spend on any replacements).

26 responses to “Josh Norman gets another dig in, Panthers focusing on teaching kids

  1. Panthers are in trouble for a lot of reasons but the way that head case beckham beat him like a drum a week ago, proves not having Norman isn’t one of them. The skins beat the giant because the Giants are a bad team. Or because Norman isn’t overrated

  2. At the end of the day , the redskins arn’t going anywhere with Norman , Carolina will make the playoffs , Redskins want !

  3. I just don’t understand why the Panthers let him go. He was obviously going to be playing for that next big contract, and it’s not like they went and spent the money they saved on someone else. That’s wasted cap space and they’re clearly paying for it with losses.

  4. Norman. Meh. A legend in his own mind. Wasn’t Norman that killed the beast, it was losing Norman, Tillman and Harper that damaged the Panthers secondary.

    They should have hung on to Harper and Tillman.

  5. In Gman we trust I use to say but its a bit concerning now that we train up rookies to become great or somewhat of the sort. Only to then not pay them and watch them play elsewhere….. bit concerning that you take a team to the SB with a great record just several months ago and now, starting over again. So if Worley and Bradberry start showing greatness at CB, is Gman gonna pay them or let them walk as we have seen before???? Enjoy Norman! All I can say at this point!

  6. Silly Panther fans will never admit they were wrong. Actions and records are all right in the NFL World again. Carolina is at the bottom of the NFL Totem pole as they have always been and Washington is amongst the elites. Josh Norman is bigger than the little Carolina franchise.

  7. During an appearance on ESPN Radio’s Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz Monday, Norman laughed while being shamelessly baited for a reaction about Jones’ day, and said: “You get what you pay for.”
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    What you’re calling “shameless baiting” is also the tactic that produces most if not all of the headlines. You would have no articles to write if obnoxious media didn’t pester athletes.

  8. They say good teams don’t get it wrong regarding personnel….

    Well the Panthers aren’t a good team (1-3), so it’s safe to say they got it wrong letting Norman get away….

    Jay Z wouldn’t have given props to Josh Norman if it weren’t true….am i right?

  9. logicalvoicesays says:
    Oct 4, 2016 9:38 AM

    Silly Panther fans will never admit they were wrong. Actions and records are all right in the NFL World again. Carolina is at the bottom of the NFL Totem pole as they have always been and Washington is amongst the elites. Josh Norman is bigger than the little Carolina franchise.
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    Let us all know when you put that crack pipe down sir!

  10. joedskins1959 says:
    Oct 4, 2016 10:05 AM
    Look like a fool for a total of less than 50 yards. Get your facts straight Bozo.
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    4 catches for 47 yards in the first half and a TD vs. Norman. Norman also had an idiotic 15 yard penalty bc he’s an egomaniac.

    If the new female ref doesn’t make the worst fumble recovery call in the history of the NFL, the Redskins would have given the Browns a chance to win the game.

    He is making $75 million to give up a touchdown and 50 yards to a guy who was previously cut and had to convert from QB to WR.

    PATHETIC

  11. Remember when Denver was the team that wouldn’t recover from the loss of Malik Jackson and Trevathan and Osweiler and were supposed to be 1-3 at this point while Carolina just picked up where they left off on their way back to the Super Bowl? It shouldn’t be hard to remember because we heard it for 6 straight months.

  12. some of these commenters obviously don’t actually watch the games- if they did they would know Norman has been phenomenal. I was skeptical of the deal, thought he wasn’t worth it… man was i wrong.

  13. Dave Gettleman was following the blueprint of those Giant Super Bowl teams in New York where they won with mediocre DBs, and he thought he could replicate that. However, he really screwed his team with this silly decision because they had Norman, an All Pro CB in his prime, under contract for one more year, and on top of it all, they still haven’t signed Short who was supposed to be getting his extension due to Norman being let go.

  14. “Panthers made a wise choice. What’s he done in Washington so far besides avoid the other teams best WR?”
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    I didn’t know that when the opposing team moves their number 1 WR to a better match AWAY from Norman…. Is actually Norman avoiding the opposing teams wr. Bizarro world… Spin much?

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