You can forget about quarterback Colt McCoy miraculously playing in this Sunday's season finale against the Pittsburgh Steelers -- he has officially been ruled out by head coach Pat Shurmur. Wide receiver Jordan Norwood, who has also been dealing with a concussion, is out too.
Those might not be the biggest injuries for this Sunday's game, as neither player was expected to compete. The big loss for this week is the fact that starting right tackle Tony Pashos has also been ruled out. Although Pashos has been ridiculed by fans for his play this season, and rightly so at times, he was still a significant step up from his backups on the depth chart. When Artis Hicks and Oniel Cousins rotated at right tackle earlier this season, it was a mess on the right side of the line. For the past month or two, the run blocking really seemed to have improved on the offensive line, thanks to the number of consecutive games the five starters had played together in.
With Pashos out, Hicks will get the start against the Steelers. Shurmur said that Cousins and John Greco could also see playing time at right tackle. If we had any aspirations of upsetting the Steelers this week, this is the type of wrinkle that could prevent that from happening.