In case you haven't already heard, the Redskins secondary is going to look a bit different this season.
The signing of Josh Norman gives the team a true number-one cornerback to lock down some of the top wide receivers in the league.
Prior to Norman's arrival, Bashaud Breeland — fresh off a breakout season in 2015 — was thought to maybe be the guy to get a crack at that role in 2016.
Legendary Redskins cornerback Darrell Green joined "Grant and Danny" on 106.7 The Fan on Friday to talk all things defense, including what it means to be a true number-one.
"He is not number-one, and deservedly so," Green said, referring to the third-year cornerback out of Clemson.
"I thought that only beginning last year you could see him say 'Hey, I am gonna do something in this league.' So if I'm him, I have a right type of mad in him. There's a right way to be mad and say 'you know what, I'm gonna show them.'"
With Norman drawing all the attention, Green thinks it will provide Breeland with a great opportunity to break out.
"There's probably going to be more balls his way and he's just gonna go do his thing. This is a great opportunity for him. But no, he's not number-one. But he was great last year, now lets see him go do it again."
When asked if the landscape of depth among defensive backs is changing, with reference to Richard Sherman covering a side of the field as opposed to a No. 1 receiver, Green provided a legendary career's worth of insight.
"Richard Sherman to me, is not a number-one. To me a number-one is ... is Darrell Green, Deion (Sanders), guys who go and follow the dog ... the man. I got to take (Michael) Jordan. I got to take Kobe (Bryant). We gotta take the guy because the team is counting on us to take the guy. If Josh (Norman) don't take the guy, then he ain't a number-one to me. That's just me and I'm old school."
Green's comments weren't so much as a slight at Sherman's talent as it was what he's asked or prefers to do.
"Now if you get in to a 'we're gonna play a base cover-2, cover-3, then yeah, you can interchange, put people in those place. But I'm talking about guys who, we got to put you on so-and-so and you got to get this done. If that's not the case then you're right, it's not a number-one."
Luckily for Redskins fans, Josh Norman wants to check the alpha dog and will be asked to do so.
With a bevy of top-tier wide receivers on the schedule this season — Antonio Brown, A.J. Green, Larry Fitzgerald, and both Dez Bryant and Odell Beckham Jr. twice — the new star defensive back will have ample opportunity to remind folks why he was considered the best cornerback in the NFL a season ago.