The NFC West has been consistently among, if not one of the most, tough divisions in football over the last a number of periods. The San Francisco 49ers as well as Los Angeles Rams showed up in the two Super Bowls prior to last period.
The Seattle Seahawks have Russell Wilson, the league’s leading houdini and also among the most effective deep ball throwers in the organization. As well as, in the last two years, the Arizona Cardinals have actually made their visibility felt behind the play of Kyler Murray.
Heading into 2021, the division looks once again to be a full blast war for the playoffs, with each of the 4 teams efficient in making life unpleasant for opponents both in and also outside the department.
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” I believe it’s the best division in all of football, any one of these 4 groups to do major damage throughout the rest of the league,” claimed CBS San Francisco sports anchor Vern Glenn. “All four general supervisors have actually reached the Super Bowl, with their current groups, 3 of them as general supervisors one as director of gamer workers, so these people understand how to do this, they recognize exactly how to build groups.”
The Seahawks won the department last season, however were jumped from the playoffs in the Wild Card Round by the Rams. Seattle snagged among the Rams limited ends, bringing Gerald Everett to community in complimentary company and also tried to resolve their offending line problems by adding Gabe Jackson in a trade with the Las Vegas Raiders. The big key, as Glenn notes, is that Wilson is back, which will certainly constantly place Seattle in opinion.
” They’re constantly mosting likely to be a hazard for as lengthy as Russell Wilson is back there,” stated Glenn. “But you reached be able to quit individuals and they’ve got side rushers. They’ve got a respectable defense in order to do damage. They’re practically unsurpassable at home, just for the sound alone in there I mean you can not even hear you chat in there.”
The Rams really did not relax on their laurels after making it to the Divisional Round. Rather, they headed out as well as made a hit trade to generate quarterback Matthew Stafford from the Detroit Lions who shows up, on paper, to be a clear upgrade over Jared Goff. With Defensive Player Of The Year Aaron Donald as well as edge Jalen Ramsey leading the defense, Sean McVay has another awesome team.
The Cardinals were just outside the playoff photo searching in after dropping their last 2 games to the Niners and Rams to complete 8-8. Going into Year 3 of the Kliff Kingsbury and also Kyler Murray period, Glenn says this will certainly be a make or break season.
” The pressure is going to be the on the Cardinals to do something,” stated Glenn. “Yes, it can be a harmful group, however this is going to be, this would certainly be 5 years currently without going to the playoffs. It has to end currently, or heads are gon na roll.”
Last but not least, the team in Glenn’s backyard, the 49ers. Injuries derailed last year’s project leaving San Fran 6-10 and seeking to make enhancements heading into 2021. They may have made the largest swing of any kind of group trading up in the draft to take Trey Lance out of North Dakota State. Extremely skilled, the question concerning Lance was just how all set he would certainly desire beginning just 17 video games in college.
The answer, after preseason, is that he looks rather ready tossing for 276 backyards and three touchdowns as well as adding another score on the ground. But, his launching will certainly have to wait after he experienced a damaged bone in this thumb is likely to hold him out Week 1. The crime obtains a shot in the arm with the addition of Lance yet the defense obtains an also bigger one with Nick Bosa and also Dee Ford returning after missing out on time last season. The defense and also Shanahan’s capability to system is why Glenn is picking the 49ers to rebound and also go last to initially in the department.
” I assume Kyle Shanahan is a better coach. I think they have a much better defense, I think they have, definitely a far better pass thrill I assume they have a much better offending line I assume they have been they’re much better at running back, potentially also much better at receiver. Health and wellness is mosting likely to be the hidden thing for the balance of this season,” Glenn said.