Josh Norman says he tried to tear Thomas Rawls’ arm ‘off its socket’

Josh Norman says he tried to tear Thomas Rawls’ arm ‘off its socket’

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Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman plays with a bit of an edge.

Coming off the team's most impressive win in years against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 9, Norman explained how he uses anger to push through bumps, bruises and fractured ribs.

“I will say this. There was a play that happened earlier in the game where, I think — watch-you-call-it — they tried grabbing my face mask and torque it to the ground,” Norman told 106.7 The Fan’s Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier on Wednesday. “And I was just like, I wasn’t having it. I got a little pissed off after that.”

Norman's unfortunate target was Thomas Rawls. On a crucial third-and-1, the Seattle running back tried to stiff-arm Norman to reach the first down. What Norman did to Rawls' arm looked like something you'd see in the UFC.

“I kind of get a little emotional, heated when things like that happen,” Norman said. “So I kind of took it upon myself, the next time that did happen, I was gonna… So I saw it again. Number 34, he hits it outside, and he just put his arm out there, and it looked like some chum meat.”

“So, I just went out there and I grabbed it, and I wanted to take it off its socket. You know, I really wanted to take his arm off his shoulder, but I couldn’t because of how the ankle was, so I just took it down with me, and I looked and made sure he didn’t get to the first down, and I got up and I was excited, man. I really was.”

Norman and the Redskins host the Minnesota Vikings Sunday at 1:00pm.

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