NFC West Notes: 49ers, Rams, Seahawks



  • The Athletic’s Matt Barrows writes 49ers RB Tevin Coleman should regain his starting position when he returns because he’s adept as both a runner and passer, which HC Kyle Shanahan values highly. 
  • Barrows mentions the 49ers should keep RB Jeff Wilson on the active roster, though he might be a gameday inactive. 
  • Barrows adds 49ers DE Arik Armstead‘s strong play likely has the team interested in re-signing him, but it will also likely drive up the interest he’ll draw in free agency and the likelihood another team will outbid San Francisco. 


So far this season the Rams offense has yet to really kick it into gear. Los Angeles is averaging practically a touchdown less in 2019 through three games than it did in 2018. The Rams defense has stepped up and helped engineer a 3-0 start to the season, but for a team led by Sean McVay the expectations are higher. 

“For us internally, our standards are so high, especially offensively,” Rams QB Jared Goff said via The Associated Press. “We expect to be better, and we need to be if we want to win games late in the year. We’ve been fortunate enough to do enough to win these past three games, but we know that in certain games down the road, it won’t be enough. We need to elevate that standard even further and continue to be detailed and be sharp on offense.”

  • Rams TE Tyler Higbee said he split up blood after landing on his back during Week 3’s game against the Saints: “Didn’t really feel nothing crazy. Thought I was coming back for the fourth quarter.” (Gary Klein)


Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said the team feels fortunate to acquire TE Luke Willson after trading TE Nick Vannett to the Steelers. 

With the change that happened, how fortunate could we be to get a guy that we love and that knows our program, is just a lifeblood, energy guy in the program as well and a really good ballplayer. So we made a switch. We got a chance to get Luke back in it. We’re fortunate there,” said Carroll, via Brady Henderson of ESPN

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