SacHawk2.0 wrote:Last year was the first year in a long time that the injury big DIDN'T get us. I'm sure we still have store credit.
I say the injury bug got us pretty good, especially in the playoffs (Clemons, Bryant)
There were a lot of injuries (and suspensions) we hardly noticed because "next man up" kicked ass.
Whether it be WTIII with Browner out, or Malcolm Smith with Hill out, or Omiyale filling in beautifully for Okung (against DeMarcus Ware!) for a game or two, the depth guys flat out did the job the whole year.
It's only when we lost Clemons and Jason Jones and Bryant with a bad wheel, all at the same time, that we didn't have a legit answer that wasn't a huge dropoff. Those 3 injuries cost us a trip to the NFC Championship.
We got lucky that Lynch was healthy enough to have an awesome and complete season. Now we have Michael to pick up the slack if Beastmode is unavailable. Kudos to the GM and coach for helping us almost not notice (any big dropoff from) so many of the injuries all season.