Kuechly is third in the league in tackles
Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:38 AM
Beason has played on the outside on running downs before and done it well, he will just make us better if healthy next year. And in all nickel packages will be the same regardless.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:52 AM
Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:10 AM
Which brings me to my next point - Im leaning towards keeping Rivera. Why? This offense will keep improving as will the defense. Picture last years O + this years D. Almost same personnel. Im willing to give it one more season as long as Im seeing improvements in the defense. I think its only a matter of time before the offense hits its stride.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:01 AM
You know the GM is going to be looking for Cap Space and Beason will be a target. Dumping Naku, AE, Pickles and some of the other dead weight will help some but the big buck deals need to disappear.
Sorry AE fans but 2 catches does not make him a valued asset for this team.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:49 AM
I'm torn on the subject. I do know as much as I like Beason, I don't want Luke to move from the middle. Kid looks like a pro bowler out there mid way in his rookie year. He deserves to stay.
I think that we could have a line-backer core as good as San-Fran with the addition of a healthy Beason. I really don't think a re-structure is out of the order if we ask him for the sake of the team. I don't want to see Beason gone either, but teams like Baltimore and the Steelers repeatedly move linebackers. Four starting caliber linebackers would be such a good problem to have, if it were not for our cap problems.