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Josh Norman - For Better Or Worse

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#37 mc52beast



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Posted 09 August 2014 - 05:57 PM

Does his good plays outweigh the bone-headed decisions he makes? How long would Ron let him play this way before he yanks him? He either plays within the system or he doesn't play... I'm sure he's heard this a couple hundred times.

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 06:00 PM

Agreed with a lot of what you said here Jeremy. I am not exaggerating when I say that Norman has true, #1, shutdown corner potential. His ability reminds me a lot of someone like Sherman. Long, rangy, physical, etc.

His issue has been focus and the mental aspect of the game. After the debcale in Buffalo last year, I hate to admit, but I gave up hope on him... it just seemed that he didn't study or care to at that point and then he took up shelter in Rivera's doghouse. But, then you see him out there talking trash, lighting guys up, making plays, etc., and it reminds you all over again how good he can be. I definitely think he belongs in the top three corners on the roster, and if he locked in mentally, could very well be the best we have.

Ideally, he does lock in this season and makes it into that top three of the depth chart. In my mind, based off talent and potential, our best CB lineup going forward (in no particular order) is Cason, White, Norman, Benwikere, and Dockery/Thomas (although Byndom could take the final spot). All I know is, I definitely don't want to let him go, as any given year could be the one where he finally puts it together.

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 06:17 PM

I mean, he's better than Godfrey.  I can see him in that reserve role and play in dime packages.  Behind White, Cason, and Bene.  


Dockery, Byndom, & Thomas are essentially battling it out with him.  



We don't use a dime package. Luke and TD never leave the field.

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 06:26 PM

I believe our coaching staff has a feeling Norman can go somewhere and be productive so they're hanging on to him. He really excels in man to man. If you say stick to this one guy and shut him down, he'll go out and do it. He might get overly aggressive and get burned/penalty and he'll have his wins like pass breakups, INT, and mentally knocking his opponent focus off. Playing within the zone is where he has to get better at. I think its wrong to notice he's not getting better there and not cut him. Let him go elsewhere

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 07:13 PM

I want him off my football team...period, he gave up multiple 1st downs before that int. He will cost us when it counts

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 07:53 PM

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 08:25 PM

to be honest, i really didnt like what i seen from Cason last night. i think IF Norman can put it together, you have to keep him on the field.

I hope it was jitters but he played like a rookie. They threw his way instead of throwing at Melvin White.

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 08:34 PM

I've heard it said 1000 times, this defense is run through schemes and the interchangeable parts must conform to the scheme through location and responsibilities. The knock on Norman, as I understood it, was that he wouldn't consistently execute his responsibilities in the scheme. I don't care if you have Revis, if he won't do his job as expected on the field, he undermines the scheme. Maybe that is finally sinking in for Norman.

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 09:49 PM

I want him off my football team...period, he gave up multiple 1st downs before that int. He will cost us when it counts

Because he was the only one that made mistakes.

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 10:48 PM

I saw him finally in a game and had to do a double take.

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 12:34 AM

I like seeing him play against cocky deuche teams.. like the 49ers.... seattle... saints.. rams..


We need some fire to keep it rollin' but agreed we don't need useless penalties. Can give a game away real quick.

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 12:55 AM

I don't know why people are saying that they hate Norman trash talking. That's the thing I like most about him. I love someone that is tough and can get in someone's face. To me it shows such passion for the game. Why did we all love Smith and Mitchell? It was because of the same attitude that Norman displays.

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