Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Originally posted by Wubbie:
While I'm not pleased we have players out due to injury, I'll say that we're still A LOT healthier than other teams.
:: Knocks on wood:::
If you notice, the strengths of our team are extremely healthy -- the offensive line hasn't lost a guy, and our front seven on defense is very healthy.
It hurts to lose Kendall Hunter and Kyle Williams for the year, but they're back-ups. Frank Gore, though we hate having him play that much, is an every-down back, and STILL has a log-jam of spell backs behind him in Dixon, Jacobs, and James.
At WR, we have yet to play our first-round pick, who can play all three positions. Kyle Williams wasn't having a lot of productivity at the slot anyway. (It hurts if we lose Manningham for a meaningful amount of time though. He's a very solid receiver for moving the chains. Great complement to Crabtree and Moss).
It's not great like last year, when we had virtually no major injuries, but we're far from suffering. Other teams throughout the league have had entire offenses or defenses torn apart by injury for weeks at a time.
Last year was much worse. Our WR core was decimated by the NFC Championship game. We had Brett Swain playing alot of the game at WR.
Hopefully we can get healthy, but it would have been nice if we could have gotten those wins against the rams so some guys could have had rest at the end of the season.
This year could be just as bad we aren't even near the playoffs and already looking gimpy.