If you keep reaching so much you are going to pull something. Like usual there is significant evidence both in quotes by Rivera and the stats of Anderson which refutes your ideas yet you argue on because you can't admit you are wrong.
With a healthy squad at the beginning of the year, Anderson will be a starter on arguably one of the potentially best linebacker corps in the league this year. Only someone trying to diminish Anderson rates Davis above him when Davis hasn't played any significant time since 2009 and is a huge long shot to stay healthy even if he starts out that way.
Saying the Carolina D was poo last year isn't a reach....
When was it above average?
Saying a healthy Beason, Davis, Luke makes Anderson the 4th best LB isn't a reach.
Tackles are like passing yards. Going back to Anderson's stats on a poor D doesnt mean much.
You put a bad DL with bad LBs on the field and JAGs like Dan Connor would contend for the league high in tackles. That is just reality....Connor wouldn't suddenly be something different bc he was racking up stats
I don't see the need inflate guys bc they are Panthers. I can find pretty quotes about Bell, Fua, Captain, etc from Rivera.....doesn't mean much.