It's not too difficult to tell when Josh Norman likes something.
Whenever he holds what he's talking about in high regard, the Redskins cornerback accentuates certain words and constantly shakes and nods his head. Sure, part of that is his usual personality, but it really comes through when he's excited.
And that's how he acted when giving his initial review of Stefon Diggs after Washington's 26-20 victory over Minnesota Sunday at FedEx Field.
"Heck of a talent, man," Norman said. "Just a heck of a talent in this league. That guy's a little crafty, man. Shifty. He comes in and he plays primarily in the slot, he does his job. It's big when you see young guys comin' in and playing like that because you can tell they're going to have a bright future in this league."
Diggs, who is in his second NFL season after being drafted out of Maryland last April by the Vikings, went off against the Redskins. In the loss, he posted a 13 catch, 164 yard performance.
Despite those gaudy numbers, Norman doesn't want teammate Kendall Fuller — who attended the same high school as Diggs — to be on the receiving end of too much criticism.
"He's pretty impressive, I gotta say," Norman said, again complimenting the Vikings stud. "Kendall, he did a good job on him today... He had a hard job. He really didn't have too much help, if there was any, so I think he gets a day off tomorrow, he deserves it. He played a heck of a game and he's going to be good coming up. [His future is] just as bright as Stefon Diggs'."
All in all, for Diggs, it was a very productive return to the state where he grew up. Well, except for one important shortcoming, of course.
"It was exciting," he said. "The main part about it was I was around my family. It hurt to come home and lose but I'm a professional at the end of the game. I'm going to band with my brothers and fight for my brothers. That's all I can really do. Just keep fighting."
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