WASHINGTON — When Redskins corner Josh Norman lines up against Giants receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. Sunday, for the first time since their heated December battle turned ugly, the officiating crew assigned to the game will be on high alert.
Report: Norman to Follow Beckham Sunday
“Before every game, our crew gets a scouting report, and that includes video clips, different things they can expect from the two teams — formations, tendencies,” said Dean Blandino, Senior V.P. of NFL officiating.
“And any time there’s a history between two teams’ players, that’s part of that report. Typically, divisional matchups, rivalry games, we want to make sure we maintain control,” he said.
“And when there’s a history between two players, obviously we can’t ignore that, and the crew will be aware of it, and just like any other game, we want to take that first opportunity to set the tone and be a presence early, let the emotion die down so we can just get down to playing football. And that’s what we expect from the game on Sunday and I think it’s going to be a great matchup.”