"I don't know what to say," Norman began his unvarnished response. "I mean, I seen a little bit where he said I went Hollywood and I can say that's true. I have went Hollywood. I've been Hollywood. Ever since I came out my mama's womb I've been Hollywood. Everybody went right, I went left. That's just how we did it."
"And we even did an interview as soon as I got here, at Mama's Kitchen, I think. I mean, I look up to DHall. I really do. I still do. I mean his kids looked up to me! I'm looking up to him! I heard that, and it's kind of like, when a microphone is in your face after you leave here, I guess that song is true... smiling faces. It's just quite an experience. You know, it's shocking to me as well."
"But like I said, I respect him and all he's done for this organization, even when he played in Atlanta," he said. "It is what it is. Like I told you, I'm a hot button. So if you're gonna press it, you're gonna get something out of it."
John Keim of ESPN followed up: "The implication seems to be too, though, are you putting more time into being a celebrity than the work here? Do you think there's any drop off in what you've done in the past?"
"I mean I don't know if I'm supposed to live my life with a football helmet on when I can retire from football," he continued. "See where I'm going? I don't think I'm supposed to do that. If I am, please someone tell me. I mean, because if I have something to express because I'm a boisterous person, then I'm going to do that in that realm, in that area. Because I can. A lot of people can't, so they don't, or they're afraid.
"But I'm not, because I'm totally different from people. And if I'm different and if I feel like I want to do something, I'm going to do that. So if you call that Hollywood, so be it. Guess what? I'll get my check from Hollywood and I'll come back and I'll play ball. That's just what we do."
"I look at those things and I have to take into consideration what's important to me. And this is first and foremost. This is the first love, man," he said. "It's God, family and football. Nothing more and nothing less. And what I do outside of that is my extracurricular activities."
Redskins coach Jay Gruden was also asked about Hall's remarks.
Fighting through the laughter, Gruden said, "DHall said that? I gotcha. No, I don't think so. I love DHall, but damn."
"I'm waiting for people to go challenge him more," Casserly said. "Fundamentals are killing him on his press technique, and being disciplined. He never was the most disciplined guy. He's very competitive, he's just not doing a good job with his hands on press."
Asked for his response to that, Norman said, "I'm a target, man. I am. I'm a hot button. You press it, you're gonna get a ring. I mean, trust me, it don't come with what I've done, what I've accomplished, the number that you get. And we've been hefty with the number. It comes with the territory of where we're at, you know what I'm saying?"
"If I am the third best corner, guess what? I'm pretty sure those guys are going to be great, those other two, and I'm pumping up for them. I really am," he said. "I'm excited for what they are and what they can do and their abilities, because guess what? We're going to need that. And if I'm slacking, and if I'm that way, and then guess what? Those guys? Hey man, we're gonna be a great football team. We're going to be a great secondary, because I know what I can bring to the table and I know what those guys are bringing to the table, so I'm excited for what they are and who they are going to become."