Originally Posted by phlysac
Not once have you EVER given credit to the depth of the team. Yet you continue to mock their injuries as insignificant.
Look, by my count, the 49ers have about 12 FIRST round picks on the team, and EVERY SINGLE one is fine active playing. Healthy.
You don't think that's good fortune or luck, then you take a lot for granted
in the sport of football. That's spoiled, or arrogant.MNaive or ignorant. You choose which.
First of all, that's a ton of talent to assemble that many 1st round studs
. Kudos to the Niners Trent Balke for assembling talent like that via free agency and theft (Boldin).
But Nick Perry, Derek Sherrod, Bryan Bulaga also were talented 1st round picks. But because they've torn ACLs and broken legs, it hasn't turned out.
And that doesn't count studs like Gore, Novorro Bowman, Anquan Boldin, Ahmad Brooks who were not 1st round picks, but also happen to be healthy now entering the playoff season.
First Round picks on the Niners.
Vernon Davis 2006 (not on IR)
Patrick Willis 2007 (not on IR)
Joe Staley 2008 (not on IR)
Michael Crabtree 2009 (not on IR)
Anthony Davis 2010 (not on IR)
Mike Iupati 2010 (not on IR)
Aldon Smith 2011 (not on IR)
Eric Reid 2013 (not on IR)
Justin Smith 4th overall pick Bengals
Glenn Dorsey 5th overall pick Chiefs
Donte Hitner 8th overall pick Bills
Carlos Rogers 9th overall pick Redskins
Just admit this:
I whine about injuries because my team, for some reason, has suffered more than almost of not all, other teams the past 3-4 seasons, and YOUR team has been luck as hell that key players haven't broken legs, ACLs, hands, collar bones, necks like Rodgers, Matthews, Cobb, Finley, Bulaga, Perry, Sherrod, Collins.
I don't care what childish names you and the kiddoz shoot at me. Just admit the truth here and that's the Niners have been lucky as hell recently and the Packers snake-bit. THOSE injuries matter a lot towards a team's ultimate success. If you refuse to believe that, I sincerely hope you get a strong taste of what we've been tasting for the next 3 years. See how your depth looks then.
Geniuses praised Ted Thompson for all the Packer depth.
But once Rodgers went out, that depth was exposed.
On defense, once the safety glue Nick Collins career ended, that depth was exposed. The defense has holes left and right since.
Special players cannot be covered up by depth guys.
Ask the Colts when they lost Manning.
How different were the Redskins once RG3's knee popped out?
Here's the Niners complete injury list right now from cbsports, compare that to the Patriots, Broncos, Cowboys, or Packers. You don't think that makes a difference?
These guys for you on IR are NOT-key players. Amazing you think they are. They don't compare to all those 1st round talents, plus Kaepernick, Gore, Boldin, Brooks, Bowman, etc.
Thank your lucky stars.
49ers Injured Players
95 Carradine, Cornellius (IR) DE 6-4 273 2/18/1989 R Florida State
13 Carswell, Brandon (IR) WR 6-1 201 5/22/1989 1 USC
29 Culliver, Chris (IR) DB 6-0 199 8/17/1988 3 South Carolina
Debniak, Alex (IR) RB 6-2 240 1/5/1990 R Stanford
58 Fleming, Darius (IR) LB 6-2 255 7/19/1989 2 Notre Dame
49 Miller, Bruce (IR) FB 6-2 248 8/6/1987 3 Central Florida
78 Okoye, Lawrence (IR) DE 6-6 304 10/6/1991 R No College
93 Williams, Ian (IR) NT 6-1 305 8/31/1989 3 Notre Dame
I don't give a r@t's @ss here who doesn't like me.
But if anyone here doesn't admit that the Niners, ONCE AGAIN, have had a rabbit's foot up their @ss regarding injuries, then they are blind, ignorant, or na´ve.
Or there's a magic training formula that the Niners trainer should patent.