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Josh Norman: Aaron Rodgers is 'Gandalf the White'

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Josh Norman isn't buying the idea that Aaron Rodgers has lost his magic this season.

While preparing for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers, the outspoken Washington Redskins cornerback said he's convinced Rodgers' skills are not quite human.

"That is pretty much Gandalf the White over there," Norman said of Rodgers during a conference call Wednesday, according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky. "That's a wizard. That's who he is, to me. Tom Brady is Gandalf the Grey and he's just an upper class of that. For me, that's the best of the best, man.

"I think a 'wizard' pretty much describes everything there is to know about the type of quarterback (Rodgers is). ... That's him and Tom Brady. Of course, you have others. Yeah, I mean, that's the creme of the creme."

For those unfamiliar with the "Lord of the Rings" books or movies, Gandalf the Grey is a wizard who dies, but returns as Gandalf the White, a more powerful version of himself.

Rodgers' numbers are down this season, as are the stats for the entire Packers team, but Norman is still readying himself for a storm Sunday - he doesn't believe there's been much of a drop-off.

"Man, I don't pay no attention to that," Norman said. "That's all people that are on the outside of the game and not an insider. That's all people who like to point out the Xs and Os but, at the end of the day, look at the overall thing.

"That guy can hit you at any time, any place, anywhere, any given day. Any given game."

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