The suddenness of the Josh Norman signing forced all to enter hurry up with their thoughts and feelings on the aggressive move. Fellow cornerback Bashaud Breeland admitted during an interview he wasn't enthused about the signing initially.
"At first I looked at it, I took it as disrespect", Breeland said of the Norman addition on Sirius XM radio Sunday.
The Redskins inked Norman, arguably the top cover corner in the NFL, to a 5-year, $75 million deal with $50 million guaranteed.
Breeland served as Washington's top corner much of last season, meaning he handled the opponent's best receiver. That changes with Norman around, though now defensive coordinator has several top options at corner including Chris Culliver.
'To show you my maturity, I see the schematic point of it," Breeland later clarified in the interview. "There isn't any envy or anything towards the situation",
Looking forward to the future of the Redskins defense, Breeland said the concept of playing with Norman "is a great tandem and we can build something special here."
He also said the decision by general manager Scot McCloughan was a "big chess move to put us where we need, as a team."
Breeland further clarified his position via his Twitter account.
If all three corners are healthy for the season, the issues will be for opposing passing attacks trying to complete passes downfield.
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