More important than winning, at this point, is *Joe Staley's health*. Sure it would be nice to have his pass protection on Alex's blind-side, and it would be great to have him back in the line-up in general.
Staley is 25, has tons of talent and a great future. I hope the team will err on the side of caution in all decisions regarding how and when to begin using Staley. Talking any chance at all would be a mistake. We are all hungry to win and to win NOW. That is good. That is what football is about. But let's not lose sight, even for a moment, of the big picture.