NFC West Roundup: Suffering Ground Games, Quarterback Piñata And Rookie Evolution

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 25: Wide receiver Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks makes a leaping catch against Patrick Peterson #21 and Daryl Washington #58 of the Arizona Cardinals at CenturyLink Field on September 25, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Cardinals 13-10. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Week four is already upon us and to me, this is the week that our Arizona Cardinals get to make a statement. With all of their key contributors coming back and presumably playing in the game vs. the Giants, we will get a good look at what this squad is made of. 

The other teams in the NFC West will get to do the same thing. There are no divisional games this week and to me, there is a high probability that the NFC West loses out. Everyone but San Francisco is at home, as they visit the Eagles. Other than that, let's take a more in depth look and get ready for game day in this week's Roundup. 

General NFC West News:

Seahawks could need ex-Packer Bigby - NFC West Blog - ESPN

Some injury notes for the NFC West


San Francisco 49ers:

Scout's take: 49ers' strengths, weaknesses - NFC West Blog - ESPN

A quick look at some of the strengths and weaknesses of the 49ers.

Curious case of running "attack" | 49ers Hot Read

49ers preparing for the worst if Frank Gore can't go on Sunday.

49ers' running game hurt by poor passing attack - Sacramento Sports - Kings, 49ers, Raiders, High School Sports | Sacramento Bee

Insert title into Cardinals 2010 season. Without a good quarterback, the running backs will undoubtedly see more defenders in the box and become less effective.

Braylon Edwards Injury Update: Hoping For Bye Week Recovery, If Not Sooner - Niners Nation

A break down on the latest news on Braylon Edwards, including a tweet about his recovery time.

Look For Patrick Willis, NaVorro Bowman To Share Role In Limiting Michael Vick - SB Nation Bay Area

Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman will be playing plenty of snaps in the attempt to stop the Michael Vick running game.


St. Louis Rams

Scout's take: Bradford and the Rams - NFC West Blog - ESPN

A quick look at the strengths and weaknesses of the Rams.

Rams concerned about hits on Bradford

The Rams are set to break one of their own records... To get their quarterback sacked 59 times this season.

Steven Jackson Practices, Ready To Face The Washington Redskins - Turf Show Times

Some more Steven Jackson news, including some news on Rod Hood, a former cornerback for the Cardinals that just joined the Rams. He had a pretty good 2007 season for us.

Third-down mismatch awaits the Rams - NFC West Blog - ESPN

The Rams could have a tough time moving the chains on 3rd down against the Redskins.


Seattle Seahawks:

 Scout's take: Where Seahawks stand - NFC West Blog - ESPN

The strengths and weaknesses of the Seattle Seahawks.

Seahawks rookie James Carpenter gets comfy | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune

The evolution of Seahawks rookie right tackle, James Carpenter.

 Mike Williams: ‘I just don’t want to be a distraction’ | Seattle Seahawks & NFL News -

Wide receiver Mike Williams has some comments about his role in the Seahawks offense. It has changed quite drastically due to the addition of Sidney Rice and the evolution of Golden Tate.

Wright, as in right:

Rookie K.J. Wright has taken over for Aaron Curry, sending Curry to the bench for the first time since being selected fourth overall in 2009. Not only was the move made because of poor play from Curry, but apparently Wright has earned that job as well.

OC Bevell says expect more no huddle | Seahawks Insider

Apparently the Seahawks plan to continue to use the no huddle offense. 

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