NFC West Notes: Cardinals, Rams, Seahawks


  • Mike Jurecki believes veteran Josh McCown would be the “perfect mentor” for a rookie quarterback. Beyond that, McCown worked with new Cardinals OC Mike McCoy while they were together with the Panthers back in 2008.
  • As for the possibility of the Cardinals adding free agent QB Sam Bradford, Jurecki mentions the obvious concerns about his durability and mobility but says that when healthy, Bradford can really sling it and is very accurate.
  • Jurecki doesn’t think the Cardinals are truly in the sweepstakes to sign QB Kirk Cousins, considering the kind of money it will take to get him under contract. Jurecki adds that he expects Arizona to bring in a couple veteran quarterbacks and draft one.
  • We have all of them featured in our Top 100  – 2018 NFL Free Agents list.


Rams HC Sean McVay tells the Kansas City Star that they can’t say much about the reported trade for CB Marcus Peters, due to possible tampering issues, but they obviously view him as a “great player.”

“Right now, just because of where we’re at in the league year, you can’t make it official, so you have to be careful with some of the tampering,” McVay said. “But in a quick nugget, he’s a great player.”

Reports have said that part of the reason for the Chiefs decided to move on from their Pro Bowl cornerback was because of behavioral issues. However, McVay believes they’re capable of handling these types of issues.

“These are grown men, and it starts with the mutual respect that exists, where they know it’s about developing and building relationships,” said McVay. “If we’re going to ask our players to be coachable, we’ve got to be coachable as coaches as well. That displays an ownership and an accountability that we try to all have and makes the players more receptive to the messages we try to implement.

“They know exactly what the expectations are, what our standards are, and they know what it is to do it the right way.”

  • Jason La Canfora reports that the Rams are hiring Holy Cross OC Liam Coen as their assistant WRs coach.


  • While there had been some speculation that the Seahawks could be a potential trade partner for Chiefs CB Marcus Peters before a deal was reached with the Rams last week, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, takes a look at why it was an unlikely move for Seattle.
  • The Seahawks could use cornerback help and an impact player in their secondary, but Condotta points out that Peters is not the prototypical style of cornerback Seattle targets, given that he’s just under 6 feet tall and with 31-and-a-half inch arms.
  • Another factor that likely worked against the Seahawks trading for Peters is the fact that they’re somewhat limited in terms of the draft compensation they can offer after they parted with a second-round pick in 2018 for DE Sheldon Richardson, and a 2019 third-round pick for OT Duane Brown.

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