One of those critics, former Redskin DeAngelo Hall, was impressed by what he saw from Norman.
This all preceded what happened against the Panthers Sunday, when Norman made several key plays to help the Redskins beat his former team.
"I root for him as well as a bunch of other guys in that locker room, and like I told him, 'I want to see you shine. I want to see this team and this defense shine. And y'all keep playing the way you played yesterday, and we'll all be very proud of the outcome.'"