"Hello again, this is Justin. Here we are again in the next session of the Coaches Table. This week, we will be talking about the other teams in the NFC West. Joining us today is Coach Fisher, Coach Robinson, Coach Vermiel and Coach Martz. Coach Fisher, it is a given that most have picked San Francisco to win the division. What is your take?"
"Thanks Justin. The 49ers were very lucky last season in my opinion. They had very few injuries and their defense just played out of this world. Don't get me wrong, the talent is great with Aldon Smith and Patrick Willis among others. But, will we see the Alex Smith of 2011 on offense? I'm thinking no, even with the additions, he will be focused on more by defenses and be forced to go outside of his comfort zones."
"Yes, the 49ers still remain the favorite and their players meshed well under Coach Harbaugh last year. We will see a improvement in all the other teams as well. So, they should win the division but the margin will be much closer."
"Harbaugh stole and used many plays from my playbook. For that matter, all of the other coaches continue to steal and use my plays. Tell Kurt that!"
"I'm still amazed that Jim turned out to be a much better coach than he was as a quarter-back. The 49ers were always a thorn to me in my time as coach and may be again this year for the Rams."
"O.k., gentlemen what about Arizona and Seattle? Coach Vermeil."
"Both teams finished strong last year. Between the two though, Arizona did a little bit better in the draft, so I would give them the edge, especially if Kolb starts to click in the offense. The Rams would hold an edge on defense compared to them, so offense might be the difference in the order they finish."
"Justin, the 49ers have Alex Smith at Quarter-back."
" The Cardinals and Sea-hawks are hard to beat at home. Neither team did as good in the draft as the Rams, so the margin has closed. There will be no more than 1 or 2 games that separate all three. If the Rams can at least manage to put up numbers near when they challenged in 2010 on offense, it may make the difference."
"I again wish to thank these esteemed coaches for joining me this week. Next session we'll be talking about the effect of all the rookies on the new Ram offense."
The New ERA
On the heels of pillars falling
New head men now calling
Excitement, is it of old or is it new
By looking looking last year in the Jones Dome, it was surely few
So this year, the Rams are of a new fate
But of the other teams in the NFC West, there is still hate
Kicked to the curb, many players of old
Plenty that are of new, now in the fold
Tales of icons leaving in haste
All Steven wanted in his lasagna, was a little more tomato paste
The success of the draft resonates
Happy it made some, but most hesitates
Will we we see coaches clapping, even in disgrace
Nope, just a stone-faced presence, it's just too soon to 1st place
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