The Steelers are putting the finishing touches on their game plan against Washington and we’re going behind enemy lines to analyze this matchup.
Throughout the season Still Curtain will team up with the opposing team from the FanSided network to get a little intel and perhaps do a little prediction and/or trash talking for the upcoming game.
Today we’re talking to Jacob Camenker, Editor of Riggo’s Rag, the Washington Redskins-themed site from the FanSided network about everything from the Antonio Brown vs. Josh Norman matchup to Kirk Cousins‘ future in Washington. We’ll also get a prediction on the game with the score.
The most anticipated part of this game is being built up to be the matchup between Antonio Brown and Josh Norman. How much do you think Norman will cover Brown and how do you see the matchup playing out?
I think that Norman is going to be covering Brown more than the Redskins are willing to let on. Jay Gruden has been talking a lot about the fact that Bashaud Breeland will see some snaps against Brown, but I would imagine that Norman is going to face Brown for a majority of the game. Breeland would probably be a No. 1 corner on most teams, but the Redskins paid Norman to be their No. 1 guy. As a result, he will face the opponent’s top receiver, in this case Brown.
It is really difficult to predict who will really win this matchup. One thing is pretty close to certain though: the player that comes up on the upper hand of this battle will immensely help their team in the contest. If I had to pick one, I would guess that Norman will give Brown a tough time in this game. The fact is that Brown is the only proven receiving option currently on the Steelers roster. Now that Markus Wheaton is out, Norman’s job will become easier as the team can give him help in more scenarios. That will be huge for the veteran cornerback.
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