A question to ponder and hopefully bring some discussion here for the weekend.
Obviously the quarterback position is most precarious for Big Blue this fall. If Tate goes down hurt, I'm pretty sure we're going to see a mix of Denard and Sheridan and we'll be hurting.
But, a Forcier injury is too easy to declare as the injury that would make us all go "gaahh." So, the question on the table: other than QB, what injury to a starter would make you the most concerned for the team, given the team as it is now composed?
There are a couple of significant areas where an injury to certain players would be devastating, but I'm willing to assert that an injury to Zoltan Mesko would have the most adverse effect on the 2009 team.
Think back to 2008. Mesko obviously got a workout with the number of punts, especially after 3 and outs. Given the offensive ineptitude, it really is something that the defense, despite their historically bad scoring defense, didn't give up more points. And I would submit that Zoltan had a lot to do with that. He changed field position quite often and made the opposition work for their yards.
I think that Zoltan will be a field-position changer this year that will help set up the defense to be more aggressive in the opposition half. I also think he will turn the field so the offense will be starting, with defensive stops, at their 40 or midfield. Also, don't forget his ability to run the fake - against Notre Dame and Minnesota it was a great play.
Who else? Bring your opinions, let's have some debate.