Josh Norman wanted to take Thomas Rawls’ arm “off his shoulder”

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Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham made Washington cornerback Josh Norman mad by grabbing his facemask. So Norman got even . . . by making Thomas Rawls pay.

“I will say this: There was a play that happened earlier in the game where . . . they tried grabbing my facemask and torque it to the ground,” Norman told 106.7 The Fan’s Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier on Wednesday. “And I was just like, I wasn’t having it. I got a little pissed off after that.”

Norman got a horsecollar penalty on the play in the second quarter, while Graham was not penalized for grabbing Norman’s facemask.

But with 8:34 remaining in the game, Norman got his revenge. He stopped Rawls for no gain on third-and-one, grabbing Rawls by his stiff arm and using it to pull the running back to the ground.

“I kind of get a little emotional, heated when things like that happen,” Norman said of the Graham play earlier in the game. “So I kind of took it upon myself, the next time that did happen, I was gonna [get even]. So I saw it again. Number 34, he hits it outside, and he just put his arm out there, and it looked like some chum meat.

“So, I just went out there and I grabbed it, and I wanted to take it off its socket. You know, I really wanted to take his arm off his shoulder, but I couldn’t because of how the ankle was, so I just took it down with me, and I looked and made sure he didn’t get to the first down, and I got up and I was excited, man. I really was.”

Washington, like Norman, held on for a 17-14 victory.

26 responses to “Josh Norman wanted to take Thomas Rawls’ arm “off his shoulder”

  1. Norman should have been ejected and suspended for throwing an elbow to a opponent already down on his back from his horse collar. Refs at that game should be suspended for not seeing redskins interceptions were a result of going through a wr back two steps before the ball arrived.

  2. At this rate, NFL may need to use metal detectors and search all players right before they enter the field. We have fights, now people wanting to rip people’s arms off, what’s next razor blades and shanks hidden inside players’ jerseys?

  3. Great play to prevent the 1st down, crucial to the victory!
    Not too many corners stop a rb on 3rd & 1 solo like that. As another guy on here said, he’s crazy as a bag of cats, but I’m glad he’s on the Redskins, I enjoy his crazy talk & he plays great (most of the time)

  4. That was an awesome play by Norman. I didn’t think there was any way he was going to stop Rawls from getting the first. But he went raw dawg on him and tried to rip his arm off.

  5. If Rawls tries to run him over on that play instead of trying to stiff arm he gets the first down. For a guy that looks for contact rather than the hole I’m surprised that didn’t happen.

  6. Credit to the Redskins, you won but Norman sounds like he single handily whupped the Hawks. Someone should remind him that the only reason they won was because our kicker couldn’t hit a barn door 3 times in a row.

  7. “Refs at that game should be suspended for not seeing redskins interceptions were a result of going through a wr back two steps before the ball arrived.”
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    Refs should also be suspended for not seeing time should’ve run out before Seattle got a chance at that hail mary

  8. “Refs should also be suspended for not seeing time should’ve run out before Seattle got a chance at that hail mary”

    Refs ruled Russell Wilson was sacked, play clock still ran until Seahawks spiked the ball at 04 seconds left, and then reviewed if it was a sack thanks to the moron in NY. Only an idiot would think Seahawks wouldn’t have gotten another play despite them spiking it after that sack which was correctly called and still having 4 seconds look left despite a moronic review from NY

  9. Something legitimately wrong with this guy. Strange aggression, and some unstable mental disability. He was throwing punches and elbows on the bottom of every pile. Half the time, it was just a meaningless tackle. Norman was sure that Amari Cooper was talking smack about him too. Amari doesn’t talk, period. So idk how that can be.

  10. Norman Horse collared Jimmy Graham to the ground and almost broke his leg like Terrell Owens got his broken in the play that created the horse collar penalty. Then when Jimmy is lying on the ground in pain norman punched/elbowed him in the stomach. How he was not ejected is mind boggling. Were those refs replacements or regulars? I sure couldn’t tell.

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