It was an ugly scene at the end of the Redskins loss Saturday to the Titans, as cornerback Josh Norman and Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan went at it after the game with a lot of shouting and a little shoving.
Norman told ESPN that the Titans tackle should have been more worried about protecting quarterback Marcus Mariota than about taunting Norman.
Norman, who did not address the media following Saturday’s incident in Nashville, called Lewan’s actions the “maximum disrespect.” Lewan said after the tilt that he had singled out Norman because he felt he had been trying to hurt running back Derrick Henry during the game.
“Oh, you was coming for your running back? You should have made the same excuse for your quarterback, because you sure didn’t do a good job blocking for him,” Norman said. “We got young tackles and young ends and they ran through your face. That’s what he should have been worried about, his quarterback walking off the field something wrong with [his] arm. He decided to pick on a cornerback who had nothing to do with him. I don’t understand that, but that’s the guy he is.”
When Lewan sought out Norman, the cornerback was sitting on the Redskins bench. Lewan yelled “Get the f— out of my stadium!” and, as Norman threw his helmet and ran at him, Lewan shot an imaginary bow and arrow — something Norman once did to celebrate big plays. Norman swiped Lewan’s arms away, then shouted at Lewan before being pulled away.
“For a relevant player, it’s kind of crazy — if you are that relevant. Why would you come to another man’s sideline?” Norman said. “And then after you won a game, you pick fun at the player that is relevant. You go out your way to come to his bench, his sideline, to go at him in that kind of way.