The Lawrence Taylor comparisons that started when Micah Parsons was a rookie final season had been in fact untimely, and they’re nonetheless untimely. There may be at all times The Subsequent LT … and there may be by no means The Subsequent LT.
“I don’t know who one of the best defensive participant is,” Lawrence Taylor advised The Submit, “however all I do know is I’m at all times on the final web page, of the final paragraph, of the final sentence after they say ‘The best of all time.’ Till any individual tells me totally different, I personal it.”
This isn’t to say that The Micah Menace isn’t bull speeding his method in direction of stardom. LT will likely be there to verify him out Monday night time at MetLife Stadium when Parsons tries to wreck one other recreation and the Cowboys attempt to wreck the Giants’ 2-0 begin.
“I’m fairly positive I’m gonna see what he’s obtained on Monday night time ’trigger I will likely be there,” LT stated. “I haven’t analyzed it. However I’ll on Monday.”
Think about if Saquon Barkley had been in a position to persuade Dave Gettleman and Joe Choose to draft his former Penn State brother in 2021.
“I do know Micah fairly effectively, we obtained an excellent friendship,” Barkley advised The Submit. “That’s kinda like one in every of my brothers, be trustworthy. Completely happy for him, he’s a heckuva participant. Clearly somebody that we gotta deal with this week.
“Can’t let him wreck the sport.
“We all know how proficient he’s, the most effective gamers, if not one of the best participant within the league proper now.”
The Micah Menace … 17 sacks in his first 18 NFL video games, probably the most of anybody by means of his first 18 video games since sacks grew to become official in 1982, one yr after the Giants drafted LT … Professional Soccer Focus’ highest-graded edge defender (92.2) … 4 sacks within the first two weeks.
Towards left sort out Andrew Thomas and proper sort out Evan Neal and all the opposite fingers that may should be on deck, as a result of The Micah Menace will line up anyplace and all over the place, and he will likely be trying to develop into the third participant in NFL historical past to begin the season with three multi-sack video games and the primary with six multi-sack performances by means of his first 19 profession video games.
“Tremendous freak … he’s loopy athletic,” Barkley stated. “There’s nothing he can’t do at that place — he can cowl, he can rush, he can play inside a field, can play outdoors a field. He’s a particular expertise, and he’s uncommon. You don’t see loads of guys like him. However on the identical time, as a competitor you look ahead going towards a man like that.”
Brian Daboll was requested about Parsons, and his response was precisely how Tom Landry and Joe Gibbs and Buddy Ryan answered questions on LT.
“He’s an issue,” Daboll stated. “He’s a dynamic soccer participant. He can play a number of spots, he does. You see him at linebacker, you see him at defensive finish. He has uncommon pass-rush capacity, and we’re gonna have an excellent plan for him. He’s enjoyable to observe whenever you’re not on the point of play him. … We have now to clearly know the place he’s at.”
Neal is a rookie, however he fears nobody.
“What you see with him is apparent, he’s a fantastic athlete, elusive rusher … the man runs a 4.3. So I’m gonna must do an excellent job towards him,” Neal stated.
The Micah Menace requires all fingers on deck.
“They use him all over the place — he’s a Swiss Military knife with their protection, they use him loads of other ways,” Neal stated.
There may be rising optimism that OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux (sprained knee) will make his debut towards the Cowboys. The Giants can solely hope that their first-round OLB can influence video games the way in which the Cowboys’ OLB has to date. Thibodeaux is just not unaware of the havoc that Parsons has wreaked. “It’s greatness as of now,” he stated. “He’s on a roll.”
There isn’t a higher scholar of the sport than Davis Webb. Requested if he sees any comparisons to LT, Webb stated: “Micah Parsons is off to a reasonably good begin in his profession. If he maintains that, I feel that’s the fantastic thing about this sport too, you’re in a position to evaluate previous greats to new greats, and there’s at all times conversations for that.”
Till additional evaluation, just one Lawrence Taylor.