The pessimist complains about the wind;
The optimist expects it to change;
The realist adjusts the sails."
- William Arthur Ward -
Beason has value, but they've got to be sensible about what that value is.
He's a nice player, but signing him long term comes with a lot of risk. Also, always be wary of valuing a guy purely off of his contract year.
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In this age of football a middle linebacker can't be considered good if he can't cover well enough. Just being a run support guy isn't good enough anymore. If he can't cover, he shouldn't be considered a long term solution at the position.
Bowman and Willis are considered the top inside linebackers. Not just because of their ability against the run, but because both are good in coverage as well. That's the measuring stick for a MLB now.
I think 4 million per is too much to pay a stop gap guy. Beason is good at bringing the wood on the run but if he's going to be off the field 40-50% of the time in the pass happy nfl he isn't a long term solution. Guys like Dansby or even Darryl Smith might be a better fit. but if the price is right keep him for sure..give him an incentive laden contract. He isn't a for sure thing no one is in the NFL when it comes to injuries but his history of having them should keep his price down somewhat.
100 tackles in 12 games makes him one of the best LBs we have had in awhile... Dude is a tackling machine... I don't care about his past injuries b/c he didn't get hurt here...
This D was on the verge of sinking in the abyss until he came here... Couple leading the team in tackles, new scheme, and the turn around this d had when ge got here puts him high on the resign list...
I want to see Eli in a new system before I throw in the towel in him. He is smart and will adjust.