Josh Norman: It feels like our true fans are on the road

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Washington won their third road game of the year on Sunday, which gives them a 3-1 record away from home this season.

They are 3-2 at FedEx Field, but cornerback Josh Norman said after Sunday’s 16-3 win over the Buccaneers that he’d be more than happy to continue playing road games. There was a fair amount of cheering for Norman and his teammates as time wound down on their win and Norman, who had an interception Sunday, said that he feels the team gets better support away from Washington than they do when they are in front of the home crowd.

“I feel like we play better on the road,” Norman said, via Craig Hoffman of 106.7 The Fan. “Im not gonna lie. Gosh man. It seems like our true fans, they’re really with us on the road and we feed off of that. When we go into the home stands, it seems like an open bubble or something. Like the other team’s turf or something. You hear more of them than you do us. Then, if something bad happens, they sulk. They sit back in their seat and they boo. … We can play all our games on the road if you ask me, but at the end of the day the people who are going to be for you, the fans that are really going to have your back? They’ll be there. The other ones man? It is what it is.”

There was a long streak of announced sellouts at FedEx Field, but the team has seen a sharp decline in attendance. They came into this weekend ranked 27th in the league and Norman noted that the Giants haven’t seen their fans stop showing up despite last year’s 3-13 record and a terrible start to this season.

Washington is in first place and we’ll find out how they are welcomed home when they host the Texans next weekend.

14 responses to “Josh Norman: It feels like our true fans are on the road

  1. I guess he’s never had to pay Snyder an arm and a leg to park, drink and watch a sub-par game there, has he?
    I guess he’s never spent hours on the Capital Beltway either, going to and from?
    Didn’t think so.

  2. This Washington Numbskins team is horrific – absolutely zero offense – the only plays are made by the defense. This team proves once again it is feasting on the lightweights of the league but they can’t handle the good teams. The playoffs will be delicious. I hope they meet New Orleans again – this time I want them to hang 60 on this miserable team. Alice Smith is a complete joke – cannot hit a deep ball in the air with any precision. He had several guys wide open and wasn’t even close to hitting them.

  3. Hey Josh, maybe its because the team has been crummy for decades, the owner is terrible, the experience is awful, the cost is high, and we get kind of sick of you and your buddies preening for the camera after one good play preceded by 10 bad ones.

  4. Another ugly game/win for my skins. At best this season, we get one playoff game and lose that. We r not in same league as the elite of the nfl. Either way tho, I’ll take what I can get. Winning is better than losing.

  5. Not a Redskins fan but I’m interested in this team right now. Adrian Peterson is a Spector that can single handily win the division. AP was born to play football and it’s obvious he doesn’t care how old he is. Nobody wants to celebrate a living legend but I will.

  6. An ugly win is still a win but they need a much better showing next week or the Texans will run them out of the stadium. At least Smith made an effort to push the ball downfield a bit more this week. The next 4 games are huge. If they can go 2-2 they have a great shot at the playoffs.

  7. jam11163 says:
    November 11, 2018 at 6:46 pm
    Pathetic team. Lol. With 2 games against the reining Super Bowl champs. Your season is over. 16 points a game won’t cut it.
    ———————————
    So today, dont know of you and watched or not, but 16 was literally enough to “cut it”. Also in our FIVE other wins we’ve scored more than 16.
    6-3
    1st Place NFC East
    Won’t change today
    Won’t change next week
    HAIL

  8. I love my REDSKINS but totally agree with Josh Norman. There are only a few diehard Skin fans at the games these days, the others like to sell their tickets to opposing fans or go out on websites to whine about the team constantly! Nothing ever seems good enough for many of their “fans”, it’s either Super Bowl champions or you suck.

  9. What players don’t realize is the fans are the true Redskins. We’ve grown up with them for years. Players just get picked by a team stay a handful of years and go somewhere else. I remember Fred smoot being asked to sing hail to the Redskins after being with the team many years and he didn’t even know the words. These teams are four years for players and life sentences for fans.

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