EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The fun has begun, and its not even Redskins week yet.New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz and cornerback Janoris Jenkins?took jabs at Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman for not covering Pittsburgh Steelers star wide receiver Antonio Brown on Monday night. Brown had eight receptions for 126 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-16 win over the Redskins.Especially if he calls himself -- I dont call him this, he calls himself the best corner in the league -- then you have to go cover the best receivers on the other team, Cruz said Wednesday. Going in, I thought he was going to follow AB all over the place, but he didnt. So it is what it is. He made his choice.It just so happens that Cruzs teammate and friend?Odell Beckham Jr.?was involved in an ugly on-field, back-and-forth altercation last year when Norman was with the Carolina Panthers. Beckham was flagged for three penalties in the contest and suspended one game for his actions. Norman was also flagged for penalties and wrestled Beckham to the ground on multiple occasions.The two have gone back and forth taking public shots at each other since.Norman signed a five-year, $75 million contract with the Redskins in the offseason, setting the stage for two meetings a season with his archrival Beckham. The first meeting between the two is in Week 3.Norman told reporters Wednesday that he focuses on the assignments given to him by his coaches.Im doing what Im asked to do and doing it to the best of my abilities, trying to be a cerebral assassin on details and assignments, which my coaches ask me to do, he said. Trying to be a technician of the game. Anything I can do, Im all for it. Whether I travel or not travel to one side, left side, who really cares? Just get the job done. Whoever gets the job done, so be it.All this talk about this guy matchups up this guy, who really frickin cares? Come out with a W and win the game. Thats hogwash. Thats what people talk about. Of course we want to go up against each other because our competitive egos are through the roof. Its one of those things that comes with the territory.There is little doubt among the Giants that Norman will spend next Sunday covering Beckham.He didnt get into a fisticuffs with those guys last year, so it will be different, Cruz said. Id be a little surprised given the circumstances if he doesnt follow Odell around the field. Id be a little surprised, to be honest.Cruz said he watched only part of Mondays game between the Redskins and Steelers. He didnt see all of Browns catches, most of which came against Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland.But if Norman really wanted to cover Brown, Cruz thinks it would have happened.Its always his choice. He can go to the powers that be and say, Hey, I want to cover this guy. And if they say no, if maybe he did that and they say no, then Ill have to eat my words, Cruz said. But for the most part, you can go make that request.Cruz isnt alone in his thinking. Jenkins said Norman should have been covering Brown throughout that contest.I think when youre paying someone $70 million, there shouldnt be no game plan, Jenkins told reporters. The game plan should be, youre on this guy and thats what it is.Its going to be a fun week for the Giants leading up to their much-awaited matchup with the Redskins. But first they play the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Norman and the Redskins take on star wide receiver Dez Bryant and the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim contributed to this report. Discount Salomon Shoes Store . Tracey comes to the Blue Bombers after spending over a decade with Queens University. Most recently he was the schools assistant football coach. Cheap Salomon Shoes Outlet . 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WASHINGTON -- When third-base coach Bob Henley sent Jayson Werth home on a double down the left-field line, the Nationals seemed to be in control. Max Scherzer was dealing some of the finest stuff in the biggest start of his career, and Washington was nine outs from winning an NL Division Series.Werth was out by 30 feet at the plate , Scherzer lost the lead on his next pitch and the decisive Game 5 unraveled as the Nationals lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 Thursday night, their third first-round exit in the past five years.Henley was heartbroken at his ill-advised decision, which cost the Nationals at least the chance at more runs in a game that came down to one.You live and die by those moments sometimes, Werth said. If (shortstop Corey) Seager doesnt make a good throw, the ball kicks away or something like that, I score. That was tough. It was a tough play.Players who have worn a shirt with Henleys picture and the phrase Send em short, send em tall, send em one, send em all were reluctant to pin the loss on a third-base coach when they went 1 for 10 with runners in scoring position and stranded 11. They credited Dodgers manager Dave Roberts for going to closer Kenley Jansen in the seventh for the longest outing of his major league career and for turning to ace Clayton Kershaw for a two-out save in the ninth , Kershaws first since the Gulf Coast League in 2009.But the game turned on left fielder Andrew Toles getting the ball to Seager, and the rookie making the throw home to catcher Yasmani Grandal. The air was sucked out of the sellout crowd of 43,936 that had made Nationals Park lively and loud for most of the evening.I think after the fact, hindsight, do I wish I could have it back? Well, yeah, sure, Henley said. Thats just human nature. But Ive tried to be aggressive all year. Its our style of play. Does it hurt? Sure, it hurts. Anytime it doesnt work out and you feel like it might have cost us, of course I think it hurts.Scherzer gave up a home run to Joc Pederson on his first pitch in the seventh and his 99th and last of the game. From that point manager Dusty Baker called on five relievers -- Mark Rzepczynski, Blake Treinen, Sammy Solis, Shawn Kellley and Oliver Perez -- to get three outs.ddddddddddddThey eventually did so, but not before Carlos Ruiz drove in a run with a pinch-hit single off Solis and Justin Turner got two more home with a triple off Kelley, who suffered a severe injury on his subsequent pitch. Four runs by the Dodgers was too deep a hole for the Nationals to climb out of, even with a two-run, pinch-hit home run by Chris Heisey in the bottom of that seventh inning, a 66-minute extravaganza.You knew something one in a million was going to happen tonight, Scherzer said. That was it. We werent able to overcome that seventh inning.As Werth described it, the wheels came off for a Nationals team that won 95 games and the NL East but is left to wonder how to come back from another gut punch of a playoff loss. In the aftermath of Game 5, the only consolation was that the Dodgers pulled out all the stops to win.Its the craziest game Ive ever been a part of, Scherzer said. We just didnt get it done. No ones a goat. No one made a crucial misplay. Everybody stepped up and did their game. We just didnt get that extra run.That extra run could have come in the sixth had Werth not been thrown out at the plate, making Henley as much of the goat as Rzepcyznski, who got the loss, or any of the other relievers who struggled in the seventh. Baker said Henleys decision wasnt what lost the game, and blamed the inability to get runners home.Baker had his bags packed for Chicago and will now go home as the Dodgers face the Cubs in the NL Championship Series.Im not ready for the season to end, Baker said. Right now, everybodys kind of numb. Everybodys probably thinking about what we all could have done to change the outcome of the game.Note: Kelley lost feeling in his fingers on his first pitch to Adrian Gonzalez in the seventh and immediately knew something was wrong. Baker said he was concerned about Kellys long-term health because of his history of Tommy John Surgeries.---This story has been corrected to show the first name of the Nationals pitcher is Marc, not Mark Rzepcyznski. Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jersyes Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '