It was not a banner day for Washington Redskins kicker Dustin Hopkins. He missed two field goals, including what would have been the game-winner in overtime against the Cincinnati Bengals (watch here). While many will blame the kicker for choking in crunch time, teammate Josh Norman is not one of them.
Norman: "if you're putting this game on (Hopkins) for missing the field goal, you suck, know nothing about football. It's a team game."
— Mike Jones (@ByMikeJones) October 30, 2016
Truly, Norman’s point is well taken.
Both teams had ample opportunities to win the game in regulation but couldn’t capitalize. And a missed field goal late in the fourth quarter cost the Bengals the win in regulation as well.
Football is a team game, and every play counts.
It’s nice to see the cornerback sticking up for his kicker, who’s been pretty darn good for Washington before his big mistake in overtime Sunday.