No true fan ever wants to see an injury to a player on any team, we all want to see the best players play. But this injury to a key defensive player on the Panthers today opens up a world of fantasy about how high their (now our) number 1 pick could go with their tough schedule ahead and no one to replace him. The Jets ran over them, literally, without this veteran DE in the line up. Cap space prevented them from signing a legitimate back up in the offseason.
Now if the Niners could only score a veteran pass rusher to supplement what we have before the season starts I think we'd really have something going. . . . Here's hoping for a great 2009 and a killer 2010 draft.
It's been a long time since the Niners were a top team. Maybe we're getting closer now. . . .but as I've theorized many times in the past, the pass rush is going to be the key.