Josh Norman had a whirlwind of a week following the Redskins' embarrassing 43-19 loss to the Saints in New Orleans Monday night.
After an embarrassing first half in New Orleans, Norman was benched and former Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall did not shy away from criticizing his former teammate on his attitude.
On Sunday, Norman showed he can take the criticism and showed up in the Redskins' 23-17 win over the Carolina Panthers. Norman forced a fumble and got an interception against his former team.
Following the win, Hall, who is a member of NBC Sports Washington's Redskins coverage, was asked what he thought of Norman's performance in the Week 6 victory.
I’m extremely proud of him and this whole defense. We wanted to see those guys come back after a bad game in New Orleans and show everybody what they could do. And they did that. The front was devastating …they got pressure on Cam Newton, they never let him be comfortable.
They stopped the run, which we didn’t know how they would fare. And Josh made plays. At the end of the day as a DB in this league, you’re going to give up plays. But you ultimately want to make plays. And Josh made plays. And for that, kudos young fellow." -DeAngelo Hall on Josh Norman
When asked if D-Hall and Norman were friends again, Hall said "I guess we friends again. We were never not friends."
Josh Norman then joined the crew on set alongside D-Hall. When asked how this week was different from last week for him, he had one simple answer: Preparation.
On set, D-Hall and Norman hashed out their differences from last week. Hall said "If I need to be the bad guy to get that kind of performance out of you every Sunday, bro, I will be the bad guy."
"It's all a part of the job description," Norman said. "And like I said, I respect the hell out of you man. It's all eleven guys. It's not one guy."
"Nothing that I've ever said has been malicious. It has been strictly to see you shine," Hall said.
Going forward, the two talked about the consistency the Redskins defense needs to bring, especially heading into next week's game vs. Dallas.
And as Norman cracked a smile and looked back at Hall, fans began looking toward next week. "WE WANT DALLAS."
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