RICHMOND — Josh Norman is tired of the talking.
The Redskins’ star cornerback read the comments by New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. in GQ magazine’s upcoming issue. He knew when he signed with Washington in April that the twice-a-year NFC East meetings would only heighten the rivalry between the two men. He’s just over it.
A reporter asked the inevitable question about Beckham, who is quoted by GQ as saying that the reason Norman is relevant is because of him. Their vicious matchup last December in a game between the Giants and Carolina Panthers has become legend. Beckham lost his cool and was suspended one game. The question hung in the air and Norman laughed and laughed.
“Oh man. I don’t know what to say about that,” Norman said. “I don’t know. I guess if a guy talks about you that much, you must be doing something right.”
The first game between the two teams is Sept. 25 at New York. If the hype machine is already in full swing during training camp, who knows what it will be like during the week of that game. The rematch will be New Year’s Day at FedEx Field.
“It means nothing to me, obviously. Because same fact — he’s talking about me, but I’m not talking about him,” Norman said. “It’s kind of like, well, dang, if you once was the [hunter] and now you’re the hunted it’s kind of like why am I talking about you? For what? So I have nothing to say because now we are the hunted and not the hunter.”
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