Josh Norman talks challenges of defending Andrew Luck
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By Chris Roling

Josh Norman knows his Washington Redskins will have their hands full this weekend against Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.

When asked about Luck, Norman started with the basics, per Ryan Homler of the team’s official website: “His arm, I would say his arm. It’s a big arm, one of the biggest arms in the league.”

A deeper dive is where things got more interesting:

“He’s mobile in the pocket,” Norman said. “I just saw one of the plays where one of the D-Lineman went after him and he was just right there, stood hardcore in the pocket. Lineman had him straight head-on, he bounced off the lineman. The lineman completely bounced off him.”

Indeed, Luck showed signs of his old self in a Week 1 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, his first start in more than a year. He neutralized an elite pass rush with quick-hitting plays, going 39-of-53 for 319 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.

An ability to get the ball out fast or extend plays makes things complex for a Redskins defense that got to beat up on the statue-esque Sam Bradford a week...



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