Yep, the way he's playing I just don't see how we can allow him to walk. Tag him if we have to. Fortunately for us right now, but unfortunately for us at the bargaining table, Norman is making a case to be the highest paid DB in the league.
Hindsight is always 20/20 but not paying him this offseason was a MASSIVE mistake. He wanted elite CB money. He's shown he's definitely worth it. Hell, he's making a case to be the highest paid DB in football.
No, I'm saying he potentially has health problems after having two separate foot issues within a year at 300+ pounds. Foot issues often become chronic in huge people. One? Not necessarily a big deal. Two? Hmmm... Three? Yikes.
Easy now. I appreciate the enthusiasm and optimism, but I'm not quite ready to emphatically state that we're among the elite franchises in the NFL just quite yet. Our 3 wins this season are against teams that are a combined 2-7 and our 2 wins last year with our backup QB were both close games against the team that would go on to only win 2 games and secure the #1 overall draft pick. Not trying to piss on anyone's parade, but let's keep a little bit of perspective here before we go and start planning Panthers themed Super Bowl parties.