Certainly we have several injuries to marquee names - no one bigger then Hakeem Nicks. That said we have a great deal of depth at wideout. Against that D the more hands on deck the better, but perhaps the two biggest injuries in terms of matchup are Bernard and especially Hosley.
With Hill gone for four games we just lost our nickel. Hosley was warming up to the spot pre hammy and it is imperative we have him back for sf otherwise it will be coe or tryon in the nickel or possibly antrel. Neither sash nor brown are quick enough to man this spot. Hosley would keep antrel from having to play out of position and he really looked like he was playing the spot nicely. Hill also looked very good. And if either of them could stay on the filed they look to be the future of this secondary along with prince. With vernon davis out there the corners may not be getting a ton of help this game so cwebb and prince have to be at there best - against an underrated group with crabtree mario and old man randy but more so k williams.
Bernard is another must and says he thinks he'll be ready to go with the quad healing but still unsure. Against a big nasty oline and with a back like gore you have to have the big boys ready to go upfront. And while Kuhn showed he has a nice motor and never quits on a play he just isn't ready for prime time YET.
Nicks would obviously help eli a ton and rivers could help bang on davis but i still think hosley and bernard are the must go's.......ok hakeem too - guy is a beast.