Josh Norman thinks Bills have NFL’s best secondary

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Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White mulled his options before Thursday’s deadline to opt out of playing this season, but ultimately decided to remain with the team at training camp.

That was a positive development for the Bills as White is one of the league’s top corners and an integral part of a defense they hope will help them back to the playoffs for the third time in four years. He’s also a key part of what fellow cornerback Josh Norman believes is the league’s best defensive backfield.

“We have the best secondary in the league,” Norman said, via the team’s website. “I think guys really sleep on Micah [Hyde] and [Jordan] Poyer back there. It’s because they really do a great job over the top and then coming down in the box as well. They are two of the best tandems in the league. And then you have Tre obviously on the other side. He does a great job at just keying in on his man, and having a guy in that position to go day in and day out and make a play. Then you have Levi [Wallace] on the other side, he’s doing a great job. Taron [Johnson] in the nickel, you have so many guys that you can put into this position in secondary, and you see what they’ve done the last couple of years being in the top of the league.”

Norman signed with the Bills as a free agent this offseason and said that the perception of the team around the league has gone from “one of the worst to one of the best” in recent years. The play of the defense has helped change that outlook and its clear Norman believes that will continue to be the case in 2020.

23 responses to “Josh Norman thinks Bills have NFL’s best secondary

  1. Something tells me that he thinks 𝐀𝐍𝐘 team that he plays on has the best secondary in the league.

  2. Give me the Ravens or Chargers secondaries. Bills are in the same tier, but they aren’t the best. Reasonable to think a member of the secondary would think that, though, even if he’s been burned the past few years.

  3. Team Defense 2019
    Passing
    Rk Tm Yds
    1 New England Patriots 2886
    2 Buffalo Bills 3123
    3 Baltimore Ravens 3315

  4. They need to improve because the secondary was embarrassed the final 20 minutes of the playoff game against Houston.

  5. If Josh Norman can return to his Carolina form in the Bills defense, which is pretty much identical to the defense he played in while there in Carolina, then they will be hard to handle. He just didn’t fit the schemes they ran in Washington. Poyer and Hyde are one of the best Safety tandems in the league. Tre White is easily a top 3 CB and coming off of his 1st All Pro selection. Taron Johnson is solid in the slot as well. If EJ Gaines hadn’t opted out, another player who excelled in this defense while in Buffalo the first time, then I would say they did have the best Secondary in the NFL. As it stands now, I’m still excited to see how it all comes together and think we have a really good group.

  6. I thought for sure his reasoning for it being great was that he’s in it but he didn’t even mention himself for a change. A humbler Norman can only be a good thing.

  7. 1billsnation says:
    August 7, 2020 at 8:48 am
    If Josh Norman can return to his Carolina form in the Bills defense, which is pretty much identical to the defense he played in while there in Carolina, then they will be hard to handle.

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    Seeing as how it’s been 5 years since Norman played in Carolina and CB play doesn’t get better (or even maintain) with age, not sure I’d rely on that.

  8. Josh Norman’s still playing in the NFL? Seriously? Any secondary that includes him can’t possibly be considered the “best in the NFL.”

  9. It’s Time Sean McDermott gets some recognition
    This man has proven he can turn a franchise around, start a new culture, flip the books from one of the worst salary caps in the league to one of the best. Earned the respect of the players and fan base in less than 3 years. It’s not every day you get a Coach and GM of the Buffalo Bills that is unanimously supported by the most rabid fan base in the NFL.
    Vote of Confidence gets 100% approval rating. Anyone who disagrees is no fan of this team

  10. Blah blah blah the Bills are the best team EVERY offseason..

    They won’t win the Division this year , AGAIN.

    NOBODY celebrates September like the Buffalo Bills

  11. billsmafia772 says:
    August 7, 2020 at 9:15 am
    It’s Time Sean McDermott gets some recognition
    This man has proven he can turn a franchise around, start a new culture, flip the books from one of the worst salary caps in the league to one of the best. Earned the respect of the players and fan base in less than 3 years. It’s not every day you get a Coach and GM of the Buffalo Bills that is unanimously supported by the most rabid fan base in the NFL.
    Vote of Confidence gets 100% approval rating. Anyone who disagrees is no fan of this team
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    I know you vaguely mentioned “GM”, but I think it’s safe to say that Brandon Beane deserves a TON of credit in there as well. It’s not all Sean. He’s the best coach we’ve had since Marv in the 80’s-90’s for sure. But he still gets overly conservative at times, misuses or doesn’t challenge plays when he should, has questionable time management at the end of halves and games, and makes some head scratching decisions from time to time. He’s not perfect, but I’m glad to have him.

  12. McBeane – the combo of a good coach and a good GM who work together – is a huge advantage and nice change of pace for the Bills. The HC office had to be aired out twice after Doug Marrone and Rex Ryan stunk it up with their arrogance and ignorance.

  13. Honestly Josh…outside of a few INT’s, passes defended and 40 penalties what have you done since your pick six against the Bucs (week of 4 2015)?

    My bad you got the largest contract EVER for a Zone CB.

  14. The Bills HAD a very good secondary.

    Then they signed Josh Norman.

    So the key word here is HAD, Josh.

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