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It’s Time For Josh Norman to Close the Book on His Contract Situation In Carolina


“You get what you pay for” that was the remark that former Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman made on ESPN’s Dan Le Batard’s Radio Show in regards to the secondary failure to lock down All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones in Sunday’s 48-32 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Jones had 12 receptions for a club record 300 receiving yards.

Even though Norman may not have liked the way everything went down in regards to his contract situation in Carolina, but I believe it’s time that he closed the book on that particular chapter in his career.

The Panthers front office decided to let Norman pursue offers from other football teams, so when the Washington Redskins offered a five-year $75 million dollar contract with $36.5 million guaranteed, Josh would sign his name on the dotted line as soon as possible.

I understand that Norman was giving his honest opinion on the situation in Carolina, but I believe he could use some better words for explaining his view.

Josh finally got the money that he desired, and it’s time that he starts focusing on how to improve the Redskins defense. So far in four games, the Redskins defense has not played up to the level that Norman showed while he was with the Carolina Panthers last season.

The Redskins defense has struggled to put away opponents such as the Cleveland Browns; those are teams that they should beat easily, but they have not. It is not like Norman, and the Panthers secondary were successful when they went up against Julio in last year’s two ball games. When Josh Norman played with Carolina last season, Jones had a combined nine catches for a total of 113 yards when defended by Norman.

Like I previously stated, it’s time for Norman needs to focus on how to contribute to the success of the Redskins defense and move on for what occurred in the offseason with the Panthers front office. We are only four weeks into the 2016 season; young players mature as the year progresses.


Photo courtesy of the Washington Post.Com

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Derrick Branch is the founder and lead writer of Tops Sports.Com. He is a die-hard sports fan and keeps it 100 on all things that involve the NFL, NBA, NCAA Football.
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