Josh Norman seeing Alex Smith’s accuracy firsthand
RICHMOND Josh Norman laughed, saying he was frustrated.
Now having to face quarterback Alex Smith in practice, the Redskins cornerback said he hasn’t been “getting any work.” The veteran passer either avoids Norman completely or is deadly accurate when he does decide to throw his way.
As a result, Norman hasn’t received many opportunities to make a play on the ball.
“He’s so precise right now, so he’s not making mistakes,” Norman said. “That’s the most frustrating thing to a defensive back you’re in great position, you get there to the top of the route and you’re ready for a play to be made and it doesn’t come. But on the ones you are a little step behind on and you’re almost there to make, he throws it.”
This move Doctson just pulled on Norman 👀 pic.twitter.com/0wHxtWdjkJ Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) July 29, 2018
In theory, Smith’s experience in knowing how to avoid mistakes should help the Redskins. Last season with the Kansas City Chiefs, Smith threw just five interceptions despite recording 505 passing attempts.
The 34-year-old is also a very accurate passer, completing 67.5 percent of his attempts.
Norman called Smith a veteran, adding he just “knows football.”
“It’s those games,” Norman said. “Cat and mouse. Cat and mouse games. It just sucks when you’re the mouse.”