Redskins' Norman eyes big-plays, return to All-Pro form

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2016, file photo, Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman (24) celebrates a turnover during an NFL Football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, in London, England. Coming off a season in which he was the most penalized player in the NFL and didn't make the Pro Bowl, Josh Norman is licking his chops thinking about what's next. A different scheme under new defensive coordinator Greg Manusky has Norman and everyone else around the Washington Redskins thinking this is Norman's year to shine. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Through his tinted visor, Josh Norman says he sees offenses like they’re on repeat. He feels like he anticipates what’s next.

“You find a beat because you watched the film study early on in the week and then a certain situation is telling me what is going to come,” Norman said. “I don’t even think about it.”

Norman’s vision enables him be one of the top-flight cornerbacks in the league, and his pride keeps him on the field longer than any other Washington Redskins player after practice. With a “sour taste” in his mouth from last season when he didn’t make the Pro Bowl and was the league’s most penalized player, Norman has been working on his closing speed and even more anticipation skills because he senses a big year coming.

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