Von Miller Says Leonard Fournette's Block on Micah Parsons Should Be Taken out of NFL

Rob Goldberg@@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 12, 2022

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 11: Micah Parsons #11 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates after sacking Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at AT&T Stadium on September 11, 2022 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Buffalo Bills veteran Von Miller doesn't like seeing blockers tee off on unexpected pass-rushers.

Miller criticized a block from Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette on Dallas Cowboys pass-rusher Micah Parsons during Sunday night's game:

Von Miller @VonMiller

This block must be taken out the game ! This is the future and we are just letting the offense tee off on our marquee pass rushers! You can get the job done without this much contact! <a href="https://t.co/alEmMzEehk">https://t.co/alEmMzEehk</a>

No penalty was called on the play, and Fournette was mostly praised for his pass blocking after video of the hit went viral.

Miller would still like some rule changes to protect the pass-rusher who is engaged with another blocker. As a 12-year NFL veteran who is likely headed to the Hall of Fame after his playing career, the league should at least listen to what he has to say.

Parsons is one of the league's top young stars, winning the Defensive Rookie of the Year award last season. The last thing fans want to see is an unnecessary injury.

This discussion comes after New York Giants defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux was injured by a cut block in a preseason game, spurring significant debate.