So you're saying injuries don't have an effect on a team? When the backups to the backups are injured there's not much you can do. Thomas davis obviously was a risky decision to keep. But beason was a huge blow. It affects the way teams gameplan. Im sure if the 49ers lost willis and whoever the other backups are they wouldnt be 9-1. Its not an excuse its just reality. Sure, there are quality backups in the league but when they are forced to play full time we see what happens (connor), hence why they are in the backup role
Obviously injuries have an effect on a team but every team faces injuries. Packers had more talent in IR last year than we do now and won the super bowl. Would having no injuries helped? Of course, but we still wouldn't be a true contender or a well run franchise and it's not realistic to expect no injuries anyway.
Injuries is the excuse. Lack of depth is the real problem.