Entering Monday night's clash, the Redskins secondary had the tall task of defending Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas, who ranked in the Top-5 for receptions and receiving yards entering Week 5.
While Thomas' numbers were modest on Monday night (four receptions, 74 yards) relative to his first three games, the Saints aerial attack had the Redskins number all night. Drew Brees threw for 363 yards and three touchdowns in the 43-19 rout over Washington. Redskins cornerback Josh Norman was beat early and often, and was benched to start the second half.
After the game, several members of the Redskins secondary voiced their displeasure with some of Thomas' actions during the game, including Norman. When asked to speak on Thomas, Norman simply said, "I will not waste my breath. I'm sorry. I will not. He's not worthy of it. He never will be worthy of it."
Corner Josh Norman said of Thomas: "That guy. Oh my gosh. That guy. To speak on him, I will not waste my breath. I'm sorry. I will not. He's not worthy of it. He never will be worthy of it."— John Keim (@john_keim) October 9, 2018
Norman was not the only member of the secondary to be upset with Thomas. Safety D.J. Swearinger was also fed up with the third-year receiver, calling him a "clown." Swearinger went on to say that Thomas was "doing little petty stuff after the play." He even went a step further, saying that the referees would have flagged Thomas for some of his actions, had it not been a historic night for Saints quarterback Drew Brees. Cornerback Quinton Dunbar also was unhappy as well.
Redskins safety D.J. Swearinger called Saints receiver Michael Thomas a "clown." Swearinger and the other defensive backs complained about what Thomas would do after the whistle, such as hitting them in the leg and other stuff. "He's just a clown; just... https://t.co/eUupW5LkA6— John Keim (@john_keim) October 9, 2018
Of course, Thomas himself had something to say back. After becoming aware of the comments made about him by the secondary, Thomas hopped on Twitter to respond.
Thomas then proceeded to subtweet Norman, crediting himself for getting the cornerback benched.
I made that boy check out after the first half. 🙂— Michael Thomas (@Cantguardmike) October 9, 2018
He then quote tweeted a video of Norman sharing his thoughts, calling Norman "sis."
In the end, Thomas has the last laugh, as his Saints had anything they wanted against the Redskins. It was a night that Drew Brees & co. will never forget, while one the Redskins cannot erase from their memory fast enough.
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