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DeAndre Hopkins Gives Josh Norman a Backhanded Compliment on Twitter
DeAndre Hopkins is one of the best receivers in the game, capable of breaking any contest wide open. But when Houston squared off against the mighty Carolina Panthers, DeAndre Hopkins came up a little short thanks to the work of cornerback Josh Norman—Hopkins made only five catches for 53 yards.
When SportsNation tweeted that Josh Norman was a corner capable of shutting down some of the biggest receivers in the game, Hopkins came back with this psuedo-compliment:
Very good cov 3 corner I give him that. https://t.co/O3JgqnaQ21
— Deandre Hopkins (@Nukdabomb) December 17, 2015
In a cover 3, the corners generally get more assistance from the safeties, lessening their coverage responsibilities. It’s not the nicest thing you can say about a defensive back.