A Horse, a Horse, My Kingdom for a . . .

. . . Cornerback. Here we are, week 2, and we are down 3 starters, and 3 more are questionable. Plus a back up.

– CB Emmanuel Moseley (knee)

– DT Javon Kinlaw (knee)
– DT Arik Armstead (adductor)
– S/LB Marcell Harris (oblique)

By the time we face Seattle on October 3rd, we should be decimated even more.

Perusing the injured list, there are 438 players listed as out, doubtful, or questionable. I don’t know if this is high for ONE WEEK, but is sure seems very high. I’m sure some of this has to do with COVID, but some of this also has to do with curtailing the amount of live practice these guys go through, no more two-a-days, and less hitting and on-field time in every phase of the preseason.

One would think this would lead to less injuries, but it doesn’t look that way. Throw in the fact that the NFL in its infinite (greed) wisdom, added a regular season game to the mix, and here you have it. A league and a season strictly determined by how many players can survive. Good luck if you play on fake grass. This ratchets up the risk just a tad bit more.

The 49ers, among a lot of teams last year (hi, Dallas), had their 2020 season waylaid by injuries. One week in, and there are SEVEN teams with over 20 guys on their injured list, and we aren’t even on it. They are the Ravens, the Browns, the Cowboys, the Raiders, the Patriots, the Saints, and the Titans.

The Niners have ‘only’ 17. The new NFL is looking like simply a battle of attrition.

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8 Responses to A Horse, a Horse, My Kingdom for a . . .

  1. Winder says:

    I am not sure how to draft players that are durable but we need to figure it out otherwise this will continue to happen every year. That was what the team said they did this year but the biggest dude we drafted probably is gonna turn into another Garnett.

  2. unca_chuck says:

    Kinlaw had known knee issues, Bosa had a history of injuries in college, and I guess the rest are just unlucky. Baalke used to go after injured guys in later rounds, but that never seemed to work.

  3. alleykat69 says:

    Except somehow Baalke probably drunk decided to throw a dart on the wall to see what would stick and landed a bullseye with a dude coming in with not 1 but 2 ACL operations, but proved everybody wrong that he had the heart of a lion and the determination with blood,sweat&tears to succeed.And that HOF baller is Frank Gore with an even 16,000 yards 3rd all-time and he still wants to lace them up Amazing admiration not seen these days..

  4. unca_chuck says:

    Baalke had nothing to do with Gore. McCloughan was around.

  5. Irish Kevin says:

    Craig was the best running back the Niners ever had, could run and catch passes out of the back field. Gore could only run

  6. unca_chuck says:

    Gore was a great pass catcher. Harbaugh used him to block. His numbers under Nolan were solid.

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