6. Micah Parsons needs to become a full-time edge rusher
Micah Parsons is one of the best football players in the world. He is very good at several things, including tackling, coverage, and stopping the run. However, he is special in one area, and that’s getting to the quarterback.
This defense is at its best when Parsons is unleashed to go after the opposing team’s quarterback. He had yet another outstanding game, one where he had two sacks for the fifth time this season. One of those sacks came against one of the best young tackles in the game, Christian Darrisaw, which also ended in a fumble recovered by the ‘Boys.
In games where No. 11 has less than 25 pass rush snaps, the team is 1-3. It’s also worth noting that the team is 4-1 in games where Parsons has a sack (in this case, two). The former first-round pick is a complete game wrecker as a pass rusher, and he needs to be there full-time.
I understand that they want to stop the run, but after the past two weeks, it’s clear this defense is at its best when Parsons is coming off the edge. The Defensive Player of the Year candidate is on pace for 17 sacks this season. Unleash him.