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.
agreed! Very few have/had the motor and the smarts/instincts for the ball like Dan did. With health not a factor Dan would have been one of the elites of all time.