“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.