I know that every single team has injuries and that it's likely no team in history has had their entire top 53 players healthy all season but for the sake of argument I'm wondering how much better the 49ers would actually be if everyone was 100% healthy and playing. If the team could have Crabtree, Manningham, LMJ, Tank, Dial, ,Lattimore and Culliver they would be better on paper obviously, but how much better would they be on the field in reality?
I'm torn, on one hand I think this team proved last year that they wouldn't really use 4 RB's so I'm not sure the additions of Lattimore/LMJ would do much this year. Crabtree and Manningham would obviously seriously upgrade the WR group, but at the same time would that inhibit us from really finding out what Patton is all about (not that we used him week 1 or anything but I think you guys get my point here). The team seems intent on finally using a rotation on the DL and IMO the one sure thing is that Tank and Dial (especially Tank) would upgrade the line when Justin Smith/Ray Mac go out of the game but how much? Culliver IMO is still better than Nnamdi but it's not that substantial of a difference.
Would these additions mean more wins for the 49ers? Maybe, but ultimately I think what it would do more than anything is provide more depth and more for other teams coaches to scheme for/worry about. In the long run the benefit may not necessarily be more wins but a fresher team down the stretch of the season. Thoughts?