Cowboys’ DC Dan Quinn is looking forward to seeing LB Micah Parsons rush the passer as a rookie in 2021, despite his current status as an inside linebacker.
“The pass-rushing part of him, he has really picked up where he left off,” Quinn said, via CowboysWire.com. “He really had good speed off the edge. That part of the game is intact. Now we are working on behind-the-ball things: Man to man, playing zone, blitzing from off the ball. Those are things we can feature and assess.”
Parsons himself is showing excitement over the subject as well, talking to DE DeMarcus Lawrence who is helping mentor him.
“Just creating havoc, creating disruption,” Parsons said. “Being able to create that excitement, momentum change, a chance to get the ball out and get it back to our explosive offense. That’s kind of what I like about pass rushing. Last week we were watching a film of pass rush and D-Law came up to me and was like, ‘You pass rush like that, rook?’ I was like, ‘Yeah, I used to be a defensive end.’ He was like, ‘All right, tap in with me.’ Me and him have been getting closer. If he’s out there, he’ll help me out and we’ll talk a little bit. Coming up here after OTAs are over, we’re going to work together before camp starts.”
“You can tell that in the meeting rooms, he’s attentive, he wants to get it right,” Flacco said, via EaglesWire.com.
“And then out on the field, he does a great job of getting in the huddle, leading the guys, and being on top of what he has to do for the team.”
“That’s where it starts, with all the simple fundamentals things of leading the guys, and you are on top of your stuff, and everyone else can that.”
Falcons S Jeremy Reaves had high praise of first-round LB Jamin Davis and saying the rookie has a “chance to be special.”
“He’s got a chance to be special,” Reaves said, via 106.7TheFan. “He’s very instinctual, smart; he understands the game, he understands leverages, passing concepts… The kid’s got it all, honestly.”