I kept reading all the “good news” headlines about Armstead’s injury, and I got suckered into thinking that the good news is that he will be ready to play on Sunday vs. the 49ers.
But no. The good news is that it’s not a season-ending injury. That’s not good news in the short run. We need him back and healthy. Desperately.
We won plenty of games without Austin Jackson, but without Armstead, we looked lost. It was ugly. Can one man make THAT much of a difference? Apparently so.
The easy part of our schedule is over. It feels great to win 5 straight, but let’s remember it was against doormat teams like the Lions, Bears, Steelers, Texans, and Browns. Three brutal games await us. Let’s hope the backup linemen step up!