Thomas Davis, Jon Beason, and Na'll Diggs were one of the best groups of linebackers in the league.
James Anderson, Dan Connor, and an out of position Beason, not so much. I know fans like to prove a linebacker's value by pointing out the numbers of tackles they make, but keep in mind that the Panthers DTs didn't exactly swallow opposing team's RBs up and the linebackers were almost always left to clean the play up.
I know how important the defensive tackle position is for great lineback play/production. To use that as an excuse to argue that anderson isn't good, is terribly weak, ESPECIALLY since you brought up Diggs.
Good ol' relaible, Diggs. Wasn't the most talented LB. But was a smart veteran that could play all the linebacker spots. He was a nice fill in guy.
Anderson's play made an impact. Every game. He had a better season, bigger impact, than diggs has ever had.
Amazing how much people diss poo, claim they know something, when they really are just talking out of their ass. Sure makes entertaining reading, though.