He just is. He's not a game changer or anything he just does his job which is get garbage tackles and he's really good at it.
As much as I hate Ray Lewis but Ray Lewis in his prime >>>. Urlacher >>>>. Those guys actually made game changing plays. Patrick Willis is a over-hyped London Fletcher and he's worse then Fletcher in coverage.
James Farrior > Patrick Willis. It's not even arguable if you compare their stats. a.ssuming Patrick Willis could even play for 16 seasons. He already missed 6-7 games in his 6th season due to injury.
I just don't get the hype around him. I've been saying this for the last 2-3 years.