Redskins wide receiver Jamison Crowder and cornerback Josh Norman are not only two of the best at playing their position, they're also two of the best in talking at their position.
NFL's "Sound FX" provided some of the best of Jackson and Norman's pleasant – and not so pleasant – conversations from this past Sunday's win over the Cleveland Browns.
For Jackson it was a forgetful day in terms of the official stat line. The Redskins deep threat receiver recorded just one catch for five yards, but it was the two pass interference calls Jackson induced that provided the most impact. After Jackson told Redskins head coach Jay Gruden that he could beat Cleveland's Joe Haden deep, Jackson did just that. He broke off a perfect out-and-up route to beat Haden cleanly. However, Browns safety Jordan Poyer came over and knocked Jackson away well before the ball arrived, drawing a pass interference call.
"Come on young boy, come on young boy," Jackson playfully said as he tapped Poyer's helmet. Jackson holds four years on Poyer.
On the other side of the ball, there was another good battle brewing in the passing game as Norman got his first look at Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor Sr.
Norman struggled with Pryor Sr. early and the competitor came out in both players. A little pushing and shoving after the play drew a "chill out, bro!" from Norman before a respectful tap on the behind from each party.
But Pryor's successful first half continued with a touchdown catch in the front right corner of the end zone.
"That's terrible," Norman said disapprovingly to himself. "How did he catch that?"
But like Norman often says, he usually looks to himself for motivation. This time, we actually heard his inner conversation.
"When adversity strikes, that's OK," Norman told himself with a dose of optimism. "Got to make a play."
And make a play Norman did. With the Redskins up 24-20 in the fourth quarter, Norman snuck under a crossing route by Pryor Sr. to make a diving interception. Washington scored on the ensuing drive to put the game out of reach.
"Watch how I give you the ball back," Norman shouted on the sidelines.
The celebration was all fun and games until tight end Jordan Reed got involved as he slapped Norman's shoulder pads from behind with the force of a spike in the end zone after a touchdown.
"Easy, easy," Norman said to the much bigger Reed after scaring Norman half to death.
Norman and Jackson came together after the game, with Jackson providing some sound analysis.
"These are the types of games that are going to help us out later in the season," Jackson told Norman. "Games like this."