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1-17-12: Around the NFC West: East West Game, Excitement, and the Weather

Well... A lot more action in the NFC West today. Cardinals got all their assistant coaches back, the Niners are living the dream (not for long) the Seahawks are talking draft, and the Rams QB Sam Bradford spoke out about his excitement for the Jeff Fisher hiring. Hit the jump to find out what's up in the West.

San Francisco 49ers:

49ers Vs. Giants And Emotional Letdowns - Niners Nation
We take a look at possible issues related to an emotional letdown facing the 49ers as they head into the NFC Championship Game.

49ers Vs. Giants: Bulletin Board Material That Really Isn't Bulletin Board Material - Niners Nation
We take a look at some of the bulletin board material already starting to flow before Sunday's 49ers-Giants game.

49ers Vs. Giants, NFC Championship Game Odds: Rarified Air With Modest Spread - Niners Nation
We break down some of the playoff odds as the conference championship games approach.

49ers Vs. Giants, NFC Championship Game Weather Report: It Could Get Ugly - Niners Nation
We break down the weather report for Sunday's NFC title game between the 49ers and Giants.

Seattle Seahawks:

East-West Shrine Game Prospect Watch: RB Tauren Poole - Field Gulls
A look at the former Tennessee running back.

On the NFL Draft and Rebuilding a Roster: Pete Carroll and John Schneider, a Year Later Part I - Field Gulls
More on the Seahawks' roster building methodology.

Where Will the Seahawks Churn Hit? Offensive Line Edition - Field Gulls
In my first article of this series I talked about Pete Carroll's Idea of ground and pound and stretching the field with a vertical passing game. Pete's model is very similar to the Jim Plunkett...

St. Louis Rams:

2012 NFL Draft: rounding up the day's news - Turf Show Times
A roundup of news relating to the 2012 NFL Draft for January 17th.

Sam Bradford Excited About Jeff Fisher Hire; Fisher Plans To Hire QB Coach - Turf Show Times
St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford expressed his pleasure with his team's decision to hire Jeff Fisher at Tuesday's news conference introducing the new head coach. Bradford was in attendance with middle linebacker James Laurinaitis.

Rams Owner Stan Kroenke Silent On Team's Lease Situation - Turf Show Times
St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke discussed the team's lease situation. His answers offered little insight into the team's future location.

Jeff Fisher Sees A Quick Turnaround For The Rams - Turf Show Times
The St. Louis Rams introduced Jeff Fisher, their new head coach, at Tuesday press conference. Will fans like what he had to say?

Report: Rams Will Pay Jeff Fisher $7 Million Per Season On Five-Year Deal - Turf Show Times
The St. Louis Rams will pay Jeff Fisher $35 million for a five-year contract, making him one of the highest paid coaches in the NFL. Is it worth it?