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Around the NFC West with SB Nation

Checking in on the Rams, 49ers and Seahawks.

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Happy Monday one and all.

As the time for training camp draws near, we once again check in on our NFC West rivals with a little help from SB Nation.

Los Angeles Rams via Turf Show Times

LA Rams WR Cooper Kupp to learn from rookie mistakes, improve in year 2 - Turf Show Times
If only the Rams had been drafting Cooper Kupp’s for the last decade

PFF ranks LA Rams the top outside zone blocking rushing attack - Turf Show Times
Take a look at the statistics behind what makes the Rams so successful on the ground.

LA Rams RG Jamon Brown suspended two games - Turf Show Times
The Rams take an early hit on their offensive line with the two week suspension for the starting Right Guard.

Who has the better roster: the LA Rams or the Minnesota Vikings? - Turf Show Times
NFL Network ponders who is superior between these two NFC heavyweights.

San Francisco 49ers via Niners Nation

What Reuben Foster suspension means for 49ers linebacker depth chart - Niners Nation
The 49ers have some decisions to make for the first two weeks of the regular season. How do you see it shaking out?

49ers 2018 opponent preview: Are the Los Angeles Rams the team to beat in the NFC West? - Niners Nation
It’s time to start scouting the 49ers opponents for 2018. Today it’s the Los Angeles Rams

Madden 19 ratings: Dante Pettis ranks third in rookie wide receiver rankings - Niners Nation
One point below Calvin Ridley overall, and he may be a better use than Ridley in the game.

49ers roster: The five most important players to the team’s success in 2018 - Niners Nation
It’s Jimmy Garoppolo and then ...

NFC West quarterbacks: How do you rank the four quarterbacks in the division - Niners Nation
Ok, let’s try to be objective here: how do you rank the NFC West quarterbacks?

NFL playoff odds 2018: 49ers slotted in at No. 8, second in division - Niners Nation
Expectations are high, but they have some teams to supplant.

49ers predictions 2018: Terrell Davis suggests low rushing, huge pass catching year for Jerick McKinnon - Niners Nation
I think the cumulative total makes sense, but I don’t expect this kind of imbalance.

Pro Football Focus lists Reuben Foster as one of NFL’s elite linebackers in 2017 - Niners Nation
No. 4 at 90.7. Can he get better?

Robert Saleh left the money for his passion - Niners Nation
A fun read by Joe Fann highlights the defensive coordinator’s return to football.

Seattle Seahawks via Field Gulls

Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor tweets what looks like his retirement - Field Gulls
After seven and a half seasons in Seahawks college navy and action green, Kam Chancellor announced Sunday on Twitter what looked an awful lot like his retirement from professional football, eight...

Five plays that define Kam Chancellor’s awesome, unforgettable career - Field Gulls
It looks as if Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor’s career on the gridiron is over due to the neck injury he suffered last season against the Arizona Cardinals. He never explicitly used...

Bobby Wagner’s play will determine how good the Seahawks defense will be in 2018 - Field Gulls
Bobby Wagner is everything defensive coordinators dream of at night, but just how important is he?

Entering in his seventh season out of Utah State. Wagner had slight measurables but eye popping...

Can Seahawks WR Jaron Brown be the one to fill Paul Richardson’s role? - Field Gulls
Both in the lead up to the 2018 NFL Draft and in evaluating the Seattle Seahawks’ roster since, I’ve continuously stressed the team’s need to find a replacement for Paul Richardson. In his breakout...

Russell Wilson on the verge of breaking every Seahawks passing record - Field Gulls
Russell Wilson has two more seasons left on his current Seattle Seahawks contract. You would think that unless he abruptly retires, experiences a career-altering injury, or has the sharpest of...

Why Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor is the ideal NFL defender - Field Gulls
Offensive stars tend to get all the glory, because they’re the ones who are usually directly involved in putting points on the board. It’s easy to ask someone who their favorite player is and have...

Why Seahawks LB Barkevious Mingo is the perfect fit in Seattle - Field Gulls
After failing to live up to the expectations that come with being the 6th overall pick over his first three seasons, Barkevious Mingo bounced between the Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots and I...

Win, lose, or draw, bad things happen when the Seattle Seahawks play in Glendale - Field Gulls
Kam Chancellor’s NFL career is presumably over. Richard Sherman’s Seattle Seahawks career has long been over. The last time Seahawks fans saw those two together and locking down opposing offenses...