I think it might be a sign we might of finally arrived because I don't recall feeling this comfortable with our back ups in a long time.
I remember way back if Joe got hurt, I was like, 'Its Ok, Steve's coming. We're good, they're screwed.'
Or in more recent times, Jerry is out, "Its ok, TO will catch 20 balls tonight and the niner will keep trampling.
But its been sooooooo looooong since I felt like that.
Lately its been, "Man we would of beat those Dolphins if Gore were playing, or come on Dilfer you can do it", yeah right.
No, with the slight exception of QB (which Carr didn't look too too bad last night) I feel just peachy about our back ups. Quick List:
Smith/Carr - I am starting to believe Carr could pull it out if he had to step in. We have a lot of talent surrounding him and he looked decent last night. But i am creaming my pants that Alex is finally seeing the whole field, showing confidence and taking control. Seems like its like a Madden game for him out there lately.
Gore/Westbrook/Dixon -- This list speaks for itself. I think I would be fine even if we didn't have Westbrook cause Dixon is a monster. But hell I'll take Westbrook, he is no cupcake, by far. Plus, the way Gore is, you know these two are already lighting a fire under his already burning ass as evident during his one carry.
Crabtree/Morgan/Ginn/Zeigler/Williams - I am in love with each and every one of these guys. I am estatic Zeigler can finally contribute his natural talents. Smooth receiver!
Vernon/Delany/Byham - Vernon is our God, our Captain, our enforcerf but Delany is awesome in his own right. He is actually a big ass Receiver. Byham has showed his versatility in playing the Hback already and should learn quickly behind these two allstars.
So we temporarily lose our center, no problem Bass steps right in and is a natural, with Wragge just as good waiting in the wings.
We have two experience multi role playing back ups in Simms and Snyder who have plenty of experience up and down the line and we get to keep Boone, YES!
Defense, we are double stacked everywhere. Notable mentions are Bowman, RJF, Brown and those two lovable crazy OLB LaBoy and Riggs who cant keep their hands of the other team's Quarterback. Oh and Brooks too!
We are so ready and able if and when that unfortunate day comes where we lose one of our many stars to injury or some other unforseen tragedy. We will not loose a step. I'm telling you, this is a hell of a team all the way through.