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Josh Norman is looking forward to facing Alshon Jeffery, but he shouldn’t be

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Good luck with that, Josh.

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What would the NFL offseason be without some division rivalry trash talk? Very boring, that’s what.

Josh Norman recently sat down for an interview with B/R’s Tyler Dunne. The Washington cornerback touched on a number of topics, including how he feels about some of the big name wide receivers in the NFC East. Norman took shots at Dez Bryant by calling him “just a guy” and assessed Odell Beckham Jr. as “a big kid.”

Norman didn’t resort to name-calling when it came to Alshon Jeffery, but he still said he’s looking forward to facing the new Eagles wide receiver.

Alshon [Jeffery] is going to be with us this year. He's a big guy. He uses his body. And I enjoy going against big guys because they think they can get physical with me. They think that. That's quite the contrary. ... It's those little jokers, those little buggers, you've got to get down with. I can't take a day off. You've got guys who if they score on you, if they beat you in any kind of way, it's going to get blasted. I'm the guy where, if I shut this down, that ain't going to get shown. But if I give up a touchdown? I'm the worst in the history of the world.

Hm. Maybe Norman actually shouldn’t be looking forward to facing Jeffery so much.

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Alshon Jeffery’s stats against Norman last season: 5 receptions, 92 yards, 18.4 yards per reception. Keep in mind this was with Matt Barkley, who threw five interceptions in that game, as quarterback. There’s no doubt Barkley, who isn’t very good, missed a ton of throws to his receivers last year.


Norman said “shit is going to get really ugly” in the NFC East this year. I agree with him.