4-Down Territory: Discussing the NFL’s most important topics

4-Down Territory: Discussing the NFL’s most important topics
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  • Matt Rhule
    American football coach
  • Micah Parsons
    Micah Parsons
    American football player (1999-)

As is the case every Tuesday morning, Touchdown Wire’s Doug Farrar, and Luke Easterling of Bucs Wire and Draft Wire, are here to talk about the NFL’s most pressing issues in “4-Down Territory.” On this week’s video, Doug and Luke agree (and disagree) on the following:

  1. Three NFL players — two current Buccaneers and one former Buccaneer (Antonio Brown, Mike Edwards, and Jonathan Franklin) were suspended last week for falsifying their vaccination status. Given the potentially disastrous results of these actions, should the suspensions have been more than three games each, and did the NFL settle quickly to avoid the specter of more players getting caught doing the same thing?

  2. Panthers head coach Matt Rhule fired offensive coordinator Joe Brady last Sunday because, in part, Rhule had a fixed number of rushing attempts he wanted to hit, and Brady was trying to adjust to Carolina’s realities (no run game, a terrible offensive line, and an iffy quarterback situation). Was this about improving the offense, or a statement about Rhule’s ego?

  3. Cowboys linebacker/edge-rusher Micah Parsons is the runaway Defensive Rookie of the Year — of that, there is absolutely no doubt. The question now becomes, is Parsons the NFL’s best and most impactful defensive player, regardless of position or experience?

  4. And finally, are the Cardinals the NFL’s best team?

You can watch this week’s “4-Down Territory” video right here, and all over the USA Today Sports Media Group network.

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