Tomorrow is the dawning of a new era for this Arizona Cardinals franchise. The games are going to count for real now and as we are unsure of how this team will fare in 2011, we certainly remain optimistic and hope for the best.
As for the other NFC West in general, the challenge is upon them. Last season marked the first time in NFL history that a team made it to the postseason with a losing record. It is time for this division to step up.
Let's take a look around the west and see what the 49ers, Rams and Seahawks are up to in this week's edition of the NFC West Roundup.
General NFC West News:
48 NFC West starters since Manning debut - NFC West Blog - ESPN
There have been 48 NFC West starting quarterbacks since Peyton Manning made his debut as the Colts QB. Wow.
Mike Sando creates a list of three players from each NFC West team that are considered 'indispensable.'
Something each NFC West team needs to do going into week one.
49ers fans are getting sick of attending the games and would much rather just stay at home and watch the games on TV.
Matt Barrows from the Sacramento Bee expects Michael Crabtree to come in and contribute right away, even if he has missed a lot of practice due to his most recent injury.
Is there a possibility David Garrard could be scooped up by the 49ers after being released by the Jaguars? I'm not sure, but it seems like the fit is there.
After being highly overrated last season, are the 49ers now underrated?
Jon Ryan, punter for the Seattle Seahawks, just got his first haircut since 2009. Surprisingly, the only reason it was so long in the first place was because he was doing it to fight cancer. Confused? Hit the link.
It looks like Pete Carroll still has a man crush on Tarvaris Jackson.
The offensive depth chart and some surprises for the Seattle Seahawks.
The Essential Seahawks Quick Reference: Salaries, Cap Hit, & Much More. Ever wonder how much Russell Okung will be getting paid in 2014? Find out here.
The St. Louis Rams have named running back Steven Jackson, defensive end James Hall, and place-kicker Josh Brown their team's captains.
The pressure is on for Sam Bradford to put on a show this season.
The Philadelphia Eagles plan to matchup Nnamdi Asomugha against Danny Amendola of the St. Louis Rams this week. How does that matchup impact the game plan?
It looks like St. Louis wants to keep the Rams and they may be in a good position to do so. Sorry, L.A.