Originally posted by Ronnie49Lott:
Injuries, people assume the team will go through another season with minimal time lost by key players. Law of averages says it won't.
true. But we have a lot of depth this year too, more than we've had in a really really long time. Our 8-8 year and just barely missing the playoffs in 2010 had a lot to do with alex and gore getting hurt.
Alex gets hurt this year we've got two rookies with a year of development under their belts, certainly you don't want to have to find out what we have in those guys but I believe they can play a similar low yardage/clean game as Alex in our system. Then there's josh johnson, who from all reports seems to be impressive in OTAs so far and Harbaugh has trained him forever. Another guy who can probably play a game manager role at least.
Then obviously you have our situation at runningback, gore gets hurt and we've got a really talented tandem of hunter and james with jacobs or dixon providing short yardage carries.
For WR's we had a lot of injuries at this position last year, and this year have a heap of guys there too. Crab, manningham, moss, jenkins, ginn, KW...
Our defense stays solid no matter who gets hurt too.