Josh Norman is not a happy man.
Not only are the Washington Redskins 0-3 on the season, Josh Norman is getting burned on the field pretty regularly as he has allowed 4 touchdowns through three games so far, the most of any cornerback in the NFL.
Others outside of the organization can see that this team is not a playoff contender, but Norman does not see it that way.
“Who says we can’t run the table?” cornerback Josh Norman said Wednesday, via Michael Phillips of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
He also spoke on fan morale, but he decided to use that time to call out fair weather fans and urge them not to jump back on the bandwagon when they get this thing turned around.
“We’re not really concerned about it,” Norman said in reference low fan morale after the poor start to the season. “Those same people are those people who are going to be rooting for you when you’re doing good and hate you when you’re doing bad. That’s just who they are. Fair weather as they may come. Fair weather as they may seem. That’s what we’ve got.
“But we’re not concerned about that, because guys in this locker room, we understand what we put in, understand what we built, the pedigree that we have. We couldn’t care less. Only thing we ask is that you keep that same energy, the same energy you’ve got because when things turn around, don’t come back on the ship.”
Back in 2018, the Redskins CB took aim at the fan base again when he stated he would rather play more on the road because the traveling fans brought better energy.
He used other NFC East teams as an example of fan bases who still show up and show out, despite bad starts or terrible season.
On other NFC East teams, Norman said last November, “Regardless good, bad or indifferent, they still showing up each and every week going hard. Even the Giants, when they was 1-6, hell they had a sellout crowd. They was all in there packed still.”
To be fair, the Eagles and Giants have both won Super Bowls in the last 10 years, while the Dallas Cowboys have been to the postseason multiple times over the last few years and are showing signs of being a contender for a SB this season.
The Redskins have been to the postseason 3 times since 2006, losing in the Wildcard round each time. Their last Super Bowl came back in 1991.