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Beason is already as good if not better than Dan Morgan in his prime...


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#16 Dick the Butcher

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 07:11 PM

Just to play Devil's advocate, until Beason gets his chance to prove is worth in the big game. My vote still goes to Dan. Consistency...i'de go with Beason.

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 07:14 PM

Still don't agree. Beason is a hell of a player but Morgan was a generational talent at LB.... which makes his demise all the more sad for those of us that knew his value. Morgan was faster, more agile, and better in pass coverage than Beason. Morgan was a sideline to sideline threat.

Beason reminds me of London Fletcher. He'll be the heart of this defense for a long time and will be one of the best, if not the best, run stopping MLB in the league... but a pass coverage icon he will not be. Morgan was not as strong against the run as Beason, but he had him bested in virtually all other aspects of the position aside from leadership.


And health. Oh, wait...

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 07:19 PM

All the talent in the world ain't worth poo if it doesn't show up between the white lines.

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 07:28 PM

i agree 100%. no denying morgan was a huge talent but he couldn't stay healthy and unconcussed for very long in any season. we kept him for far too long.

beason will never agree that he is better than morgan but it would still be true.

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 07:32 PM

btw...morgan only played in 59 games in his career here of 7 seasons.

beason is up to 30.

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 07:43 PM

Agreed.

Now he just needs a 18 tackle winning SB.


Fixed it for ya. ;)

#22 XClown1986

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 08:52 PM

However I will go against the grain and say that if Morgan didn't have the injury bug, Id take him over Beason. Morgan was easily the best MLB in the NFL when healthy.

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 09:23 PM

maybe morgan could unretire and come back as the number 2.

wishful thinking.....

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 09:28 PM

your "thread title length : post length" ratio is way off...
but yeh, he's way better than Morgan...him, Peppers, and Chris Harris are by far my favorite D players...

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 09:35 PM

true

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 09:38 PM

If he stays healthy he will surpass Morgans career numbers easily.

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 09:39 PM

Without question.

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 09:44 PM

True.

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 09:45 PM

However I will go against the grain and say that if Morgan didn't have the injury bug, Id take him over Beason. Morgan was easily the best MLB in the NFL when healthy.


What a big if! And Dan had more than a bug . . .

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 11:14 PM

i agree 100%. no denying morgan was a huge talent but he couldn't stay healthy and unconcussed for very long in any season. we kept him for far too long.

beason will never agree that he is better than morgan but it would still be true.


But the post by Zod said that Beason is already as good or better than a healthy Morgan. Key word being Healthy there. In a vacuum, if we compare the two players with injuries not being a factor then Morgan runs away with this, IMO.

I agree that Beason is more valuable based on his durability as well, but that isn't pertinant to the discussion when we're talking about who we'd want when they're healthy. It's like saying that Jake Delhomme is better than Tom Brady right now because Tom Brady isn't playing for the Patriots. Well duh, right?

There still hasn't been a linebacker since Morgan that could go sideline to sideline like he could. I haven't seen enough of Patrick Willis to judge but in terms of pure speed and lateral agility, Morgan was in a class by himself. I really think that guy could have extended his career by moving to SS.


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