NFC West Roundup: 2012 Draft Possibilities, Sun Devil Connections And Quarterback Quandaries

This week, we have an all out NFC West battle. The 49ers head to Arizona to take on the Cardinals, while the Rams head north to the CLink to face off against Pete Carroll's Seahawks. In fact, the Seattle/St. Louis game is on Monday night (ugh).

It should be an interesting weekend for NFC West fans, so let's take a look at some of the news from around the division.

Seattle Seahawks:

Carroll talked to league about Trent Cole's flip - Seattle Times Newspaper

When the NFL fined Trent Cole for his hit on Russell Okung, the injury was not taken into consideration.

Stats don't tell the story of Zach Miller's impact - Blog - MyNorthwest.com

Zach Miller hasn't done much as a receiver for the Seahawks, but as a blocker, he has been superb.

The NFL Playoffs, and the Miracle the Seahawks Need to Get There - Field Gulls

Like Cardinals fans, Seahawks fans are still holding onto hope that making the playoffs remains a possibility.

Despite losing record, Seahawks on right path - Blog - MyNorthwest.com

Even if the Seahawks look like a mediocre team at best, some will argue that under Pete Carroll, they are on the path to success.

Robert Griffin III should be on Seahawks fans' radars - Blog - MyNorthwest.com

Would Heisman candidate Robert Griffin III (RG3) be a good fit with the 'Hawks?

San Francisco 49ers:

About the 49ers' weak red zone production - NFC West Blog - ESPN

The 49ers struggle mightily once their offense gets into the red zone.

49ers extend Boone through 2015- CSNBayArea.com

It appears as if the 49ers are taking the Packers' approach by trying to keep all of their players together.

San Francisco 49ers receivers carrying a heavier load - San Jose Mercury News

The 49ers' wide receivers are starting to step up, namely former first round pick, Michael Crabtree.

Is 49ers LB Coach Jim Leavitt Interested In The Arizona State Head Coaching Job? - Niners Nation

This is 49ers and Arizona State Sun Devils news all wrapped into one...

49ers Blog and Q&A: Kyle Williams inherited the speed gene- The Sacramento Bee

What's that? Did I just squeeze two completely non-related 49er/ASU hybrid articles into one Roundup? Yes I did folks, yes I did.

How Von Miller, Aldon Smith stack up - NFC West Blog - ESPN

Comparing the two top 10 outside linebacker draft choices from the 2011 draft.

St. Louis Rams:

Bradford trying to return- STLtoday.com

Sam Bradford is trying to return from an ankle injury. Some say he should just be put on the IR, but he may attempt to give it a go on Monday night.

Sam Bradford Injury: Tom Brandstater Takes QB Reps At Practice - Turf Show Times

With Bradford questionable to play on Monday night and A.J. Feeley out, the team may start Tom Brandstater against Seattle. They also signed Kellen Clemens off of waivers this week.

101Sports.com: DMarco Farr - Long a Shining Light in Dark Season

Chris Long has been an absolute beast at defensive end for the Rams this season.

Looking Ahead: Defensive Backs - Rams Gab

Taking a look at the future of the secondary for the Rams.

St. Louis Rams Drafting Second Overall In 2012? - Turf Show Times

Will the Rams have the second overall pick in the 2012 draft? Also, who are some of their draft possibilities?

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