Missed the game, but read all the posts in this thread. (Thanks Boneyard for your coverage!) A couple of posts referenced injuries and how at this time of year all teams have them. Agreed, all teams have them, but how injury affects a team is primarily determined by that teams depth, and to an extent, what position(s) are affected. When you have enough depth, you can plug another player in and although he may not be as good as the sidelined starter, (or he'd likely be starting), there is not a drastic drop off in production. On the other hand, when you have to bring players up from the JV, including quarterback, just to have players familiar with the positions you are asking them to play, you may have a depth problem. Not to mention how many are walking wounded and those already going both ways. Don't take this as an excuse by any means, it's just what has happened this year injury wise to a Pirate team that didn't have a lot of numbers to begin with.