Redskins CB Josh Norman speaks out on potential reunion with Ron Rivera
Ron Rivera is heavily linked with a move to the Washington Redskins after only being without a job for a short while. While there’s still no formal announcement made, Josh Norman is already looking forward to the opportunity of working with the coach that helped him jumpstart his career.
USA Today’s Tom Schad approached him after the season ended and asked him about the prospect of working with Rivera once again. While he didn’t give much away when it came to his actual thoughts on the transaction, he did reveal that Rivera could bring about a tide of change to a franchise that has struggled to win for so long.
Josh Norman, when asked if Redskins coaching candidate Ron Rivera would change the culture in Washington: "Everything that you see today would be different."
— Tom Schad (@Tom_Schad) December 30, 2019
Norman would have an intimate knowledge when it comes to Rivera’s ability to turn a franchise around. The corner joined his team in 2012 and was a huge part of his 2015 Carolina Panthers team that made Super Bowl 50. He has seen how Rivera can turn things around if given the right personnel and ample time.
Rivera spent the last nine years helping the Panthers become one of the perennial playoff teams in the NFL. He helped Cam Newton become one of the most dynamic scrambling quarterbacks who could win football games on his own. Having such an impressive pedigree would help the Redskins become a respectable organization once again.
Of course, everything still depends on whether Dan Snyder actually believes that Rivera is the right fit for the position. Anything can still happen as long as they haven’t confirmed the hiring of Rivera, so Norman and the rest of the Redskins remain mum on the issue.