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Checking out what is going on with the LA Rams, San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks with SB Nation.

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Hope everyone had a great weekend and is ready to get the week started.

We are here to help, with a look around SB Nation at the NFC West.

Los Angeles Rams via Turf Show Times

Could a dreaded jinx hit the 2018 LA Rams? - Turf Show Times
In a season of heightened expectations, should Rams fans play it cool?

If the LA Rams were an NBA team, which team would they be? - Turf Show Times
Finding an NBA equivalent for the Rams is tougher than it may seem...

ESPN’s Bill Barnwell feels these two FA’s are good fits for the LA Rams - Turf Show Times
The Rams make the list according to ESPN NFL Insider Bill Barnwell by adding an EDGE player and running back.

LA Rams QB Jared Goff voted #38 on NFL’s Top 100 Players for 2018 - Turf Show Times
The Rams’ franchise QB makes the top 40 for 2018.

LA Rams S Lamarcus Joyner the latest DB to go without a long-term deal - Turf Show Times
Should fans be concerned at the Rams unwillingness or inability to lock down their defensive backs?

NFL Top 50: LA Rams Ndamukong Suh lands at 35 on PFF’s Top 50 - Turf Show Times
The No. 2 overall pick from the 2010 NFL Draft is set to stop, drop, shut ‘em down, and open up shop for the team that picked No. 1 overall that year.

Season review: Los Angeles Rams TE Gerald Everett - Turf Show Times
Let’s take a look at how the Rams deployed the rookie tight end last season

Offseason grades from NFL executives place LA Rams at top - Turf Show Times
The Rams took home the top spot according to an anonymous NFL executive.

Assembling the worst Rams team ever, with players from St. Louis to LA - Turf Show Times
You can’t appreciate the good without acknowledging the bad. With OTAs done, let’s look at a cautionary roster of Rams that never panned out.

LA Rams sign all 2018 NFL Draft picks to contracts - Turf Show Times
The rookies have been inked.

San Francisco 49ers via Niners Nation

ESPN offseason grades miss the point on Daniel Kilgore sign & trade - Niners Nation
The 49ers offseason had some question marks, but I actually don’t see this move as one of them.

PFF Top 50 rankings: DeForest Buckner ranks No. 43 in 2018 - Niners Nation
His strong performance in an iron man role gives him a boost.

Best. Moves. Ever. 49ers-style. - Niners Nation
In the past, the 49ers have turned their long-term fortunes around with big trades, shrewd draft picks, key hirings, and a revolutionary purchase. Where does Jimmy G fit in?

49ers offensive line coach John Benton discusses his group shaping up - Niners Nation
Benton answers questions about the status of his players through OTAs as well as the scuffle on the field

49ers news: Running backs coach Bobby Turner details what he’s looking for - Niners Nation
Turner gives a status report on Jerick McKinnon, Matt Breida and Joe Williams

Terrell Owens will not appear in Canton for Hall of Fame induction - Niners Nation
Interesting choice.

SI NFL predictions 2018: Expectations point to 10-6 record for 49ers - Niners Nation
Expectations certainly are climbing.

49ers new: Jimmy Garoppolo’s cliche game is in franchise QB form - Niners Nation
Yes, there will be a lot of "taking it day to day" from the 49ers QB.

Mike LaFleur talks about the development of his young wide receivers - Niners Nation
LaFleur answers questions about Garoppolo’s growing relationships with his receivers as well as updates on Kendrick Bourne and Dante Pettis

Dez Bryant rumors: Richard Sherman would love to have him on the 49ers - Niners Nation
Will Blackmon says he spoke to Sherman and the 49ers cornerback wants Dez Bryant.

Seattle Seahawks via Field Gulls

Seahawks defense led NFL in games with a takeaway in 2017 - Field Gulls
The Seattle Seahawks 2017 season will not be remembered fondly by many fans, but much of that has to do with relativity: the Seahawks were 9-7, their worst record since 2011, and they allowed 332...

Comparing Seahawks defense from 2013 offseason to today - Field Gulls
If you listen to the national media, the current Seattle Seahawks team will be bad. "Too much talent has walked out the door for them to compete." It is tough to argue with the basic logic that...

The Seahawks have the best QB-WR duo in the NFL - Field Gulls
The first year of Russell Wilson’s career was perhaps as exciting for Wilson fans as it was concerning for Doug Baldwin fans. After leading the team in receiving yards as an undrafted free agent...

These Seahawks missed important time in 2017, will they be back? - Field Gulls
In researching this piece about Doug Baldwin, I came across a reminder that Baldwin missed important development time with injury between his first and second seasons. One of the most underrated...

Seahawks: Dion Jordan breakdown video of 2018 highlights - Field Gulls
It’s interesting to thing about the aftermath of just one good season. Just one good season has happened to thousands of athletes and for many of them, they turned that one season into a lifetime...

How to spin an NFL offseason “grade” into anything you want it to be - Field Gulls
ESPN’s Mike Sando posted an article on Insider this week detailing some NFL executives’ thoughts on each team and their offseason moves. Grades were then assigned to each team based on their moves...

Comparing Seahawks offense from 2013 offseason to today - Field Gulls
The national media continues to pound the table saying that the Seattle Seahawks still have a terrible offensive line and that they didn’t do enough to address it in the offseason. That is all you...

Seahawks sign Brandon Marshall: Why I think that’s a problem - Field Gulls
Adding to their depleted wide receiver corps late last month, the Seattle Seahawks signed veteran free agent receiver Brandon Marshall. The 12-year veteran is a player the Seahawks and Pete Carroll...

Seahawks Dion Jordan injury: out 6-8 weeks following surgery - Field Gulls
Dion Jordan had knee surgery this week, placing him out of commission for up to eight weeks, per NFL.com. It’s an unfortunate turn for the Seahawks’ expected starting defensive end opposite of F...

Sports Illustrated predicts a bad season for the Seattle Seahawks - Field Gulls
We’re almost exactly three months away from the opening Sunday of the 2018 NFL regular season, and since the draft and major free agent signings are all done, it certainly makes a lot more sense to...