That's a good point. I remember in 1997 Jerry Rice got hurt and a lot of people gave up on us. Well, a young WR by the name of Terrell Owens stepped right in and we did just fine. Yes, we lost in the NFC Championship, but we still had a good year and we found out that we had a pretty good WR in Terrell Owens.
We can use this to our advantage, but Coffee has to be able to run the ball or it's going to be difficult to pass. Hopefully we bring up Sheets to help the running game out.
I think Vernon Davis is going to carry much of the load until Gore returns, which could be another positive.