Josh Norman goes right at former Redskin

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Former Redskins defensive back Shane Springs was on The Junkies on 106.7 The Fan this week.

Springs brought up the tired argument that Josh Norman wasn’t a cover corner.

"He's not a guy that you say, 'I want you to go out there and lock this guy down'," Springs said. But when asked to elaborate on Norman's weaknesses, Springs insisted that's not what he meant.

"I don't think it's a big weakness. I think he's just an all-around, solid guy," the retired corner said. "I don't think he's freakshow like, say, Patrick Peterson. I think he's just a good player."

In explaining his argument, Springs compared himself, Darrell Green, and Deion Sanders to Ronde Barber, whom he feels is a Hall of Fame, to Norman.

"[Norman is] not a cover... Well, he is. He does a lot of good things well. The guy is a hard worker," the 1998 Pro Bowler said.

"You remember like Ronde Barber? He does a lot of things well. Ronde wasn't the fastest guy, he doesn't have lightning speed, but he's going to be in great position all the time. He's going to punch the ball out, he's going to pick the ball off, he's going to get a sack, and therefore Ronde is a Hall of Famer.

"I think Josh Norman is the same way. He's not going to overwhelm you like he's going to out there to check Julio Jones, match up with him one-on-one all day and chase him around. But he will punch the ball out. He will play his side ... he just plays solid."

In return, Norman offered Springs a middle finger via Twitter.


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