Yeah, I remember that play. He missed his assignment, and then let the guy carry him a couple of yards down the field. Clearly a loss for Luke.
He is not the only LB that has had a whiff this year though. Every player gets beat from time to time. As an example, on one Tampa TD (don't remember the receiver), it appeared at first glance that Gamble got beat. But after review, it's pretty clear that Beason bit on the play action, and it was actually his man that caught the TD.
Kuechly has made some good plays and he's made some bad ones. So have Beason and Anderson. While I don't remember any from Davis yet, you can be sure he'll get burnt at some point. The difference is, Beason had a pick to end the Saints game, Davis has made some big plays, but really, neither Anderson or Kuechly have one of those signature plays yet. That doesn't mean much as we have a small sample size. If after 8 games, Luke still doesn't have any plays where he really stands out, then yeah, we can start talking about his limitations. But it's just too early.
And as far as the draft pick question as elaborated by First Round Pick, maybe go check out Fletcher Cox's stats in Philly and put them up against Dwan Edwards' stats with us. Sure looks to me like we got better value.
Beason was not at fault for Vjax. That was the safety that bit in zone just like it happened with Graham. You can play in the land of what ifs if you want and I'm happy that we have both Edwards but it still does not discount that Kuechly is not a impact player.