Tucked into the same ESPN The Magazine profile that included piping hot takes on the disintegration of his relationship with the Panthers, the Redskins team name controversy, his place in the cornerback pecking order and his eternal battle with Odell Beckham Jr., is a Norman dig at Pro Bowl wide receiver Demaryius Thomas.
The Broncos star was held to just one catch on six targets in Super Bowl 50, with Norman in primary coverage on Thomas. Despite the fact that the Panthers play a defense that rarely left Norman alone against Thomas, and despite the fact that the Broncos, you know, won the game, Norman decided to rap Thomas across the knuckles.
"I don't know what he was out there for," Norman said. "He was supposed to be an all-world guy, and I shut him down."
Thomas, knowing his team was on the right side of history on the seventh day of February, struck back with lethal force.
Two thoughts: 1) "Young fella" Norman is actually 10 days older than Thomas. 2) Turn out the lights, this one is over.