Redskins’ Josh Norman Tells Raiders Receiver: ‘Do not run your mouth’
Don’t talk the talk if you cannot walk the walk.
Norman said that during pregame some Raiders receivers let him and Washington’s other defensive backs that they would hit 200 yards during their game.
Washington went on to beat Oakland 27-10 in a game that saw the Redskins shut down the potent Raiders offense.
“What was personal, other than them getting their tails whupped?” Norman said after the game (h/t ESPN).
“I mean, first and foremost, you don’t come up in here and say what you’re going to put up on somebody. Two hundred yards? [Crabtree] didn’t catch two balls. He only caught one, huh? So please, whatever you do, do not run your mouth if you’re a wide receiver and expect to show up on Sundays, because I’m telling you, we are here and we are waiting.
“Don’t come out here and tell me what you’re going to do. Show me. You’re going to have to run through me to get that.”
Norman singled out Raiders wideouts Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper.
“Whatever that young cat said, Coop, go and take it back,” Norman stated during his postgame rant.
“Crabtree? I have nothing to say to you. Yes, I may be Cover 2, but I’m Cover 1 too. I’m Cover 1, Cover 2, Cover 3 and Cover 4. All of them. All of the ingredients to make a perfect attack. We do all the extra stuff. When you come out on this field, you going to see about us.”
“Sherm was right. [Crabtree] ain’t going to say he’s sorry, but I don’t think he’s sorry,” Norman said. “He sucked, to be honest with you. You don’t come out here and do that extra stuff, man. We don’t play that out here.”