To say Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman doesn’t like New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., is a massive understatement. In case NFL fans forgot how much these two do not care for each other, Norman was willing to remind everyone earlier today that even though it is the offseason, the tension is far from gone.
According to a USA Today report, Josh Norman was interviewed by Bleacher Report on Thursday afternoon, and he didn’t hold back one bit when it came to expressing his true feelings for Beckham. When this interview was finally complete, it was pretty safe to say that Norman and Beckham won’t be meeting up for lunch anytime soon.
Josh Norman blasting Beckham is nothing new, but today’s interview may have shown how intense the dislike really is.
“He tries to be a tough guy. He tries to put on this persona which he’s not,” Norman said. “Because he’s always going to have his head on a swivel. Always. Always when we play each other. He’s scary like that. He does things that he normally wouldn’t do because of all the pressure and added hype that he has to put on his whole persona. He’s not this guy. If you go back and watch the games in which we play compared to the games we don’t play each other, he’s a totally different guy.”
Back in February, Norman said he felt Beckham was a threat to his life. Now that is serious stuff. It is one thing to have a strong dislike for your opponent, but taking it down that road is a whole different ball of wax. On Thursday, Norman expanded upon those comments and went as far as to say he wanted to legitimately fight the three-time Pro Bowler.
“I wish I would’ve let myself go that game. That’s one game I wish I would’ve let myself go,” Josh Norman said. “The whole thing. I was held back by trying to play it cool, trying to be a good guy. Screw that. “I hope I don’t catch him outside. Let’s just say that.”
Talk about pulling no punches! After statements like that, it wouldn’t be surprising if we see a Norman vs. Beckham MMA match soon. In case you are wondering, the New York Giants and Washington Redskins will face off for the first time in 2017 from Fed Ex Field on Thanksgiving night in a prime time match-up that will be aired on NBC. They also will clash again on the final week of the season from MetLife Stadium.
On to the Seattle Seahawks and Colin Kaepernick.
Are the Seahawks really interested in Kaepernick as a possible backup to Russell Wilson? According to a Sporting News report, they are very interested in at least seeing what the former 49ers QB has to offer.
During an interview earlier this month on Seattle radio, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was specifically asked if the Seahawks had any interest in Colin Kaepernick or Robert Griffin III. The coach responded with a broad “we’re looking at everybody” response, causing some doubt about the team’s real interest.
While no one is sure if the Seahawks will sign either quarterback, it does appear Kaepernick will at least get a chance to show the Seattle front office his skills.
#Seahawks are slated to work out reserve QBs soon & barring a change of plans, Colin Kaepernick is expected to be one of them, per sources.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 24, 2017
Ian Rapoport tweeted that Seattle is expected to work out several quarterbacks for a reserve role on the team for the upcoming season — and Kaepernick is expected to be one of them. It seems like the Seattle Seahawks and Kaepernick would be a good fit together. Kaepernick plays a very similar game to Seattle’s starting QB Russell Wilson. They both love to pass on the run and carry the ball up field themselves once they see an opening.
That factor alone could be one of the reasons the Seattle Seahawks are interested in seeing what Colin Kaepernick can do on the field first hand.
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