A look around the teams in the NFC West and who in the division is making news. Most notable of the moves Tuesday came in St. Louis where there has been a change of quarterback.
The Rams have replaced a struggling Marc Bulger with the guy who was once replaced with Kurt Warner. Trent Green will take the reins this Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. Is he still able to collect Medicare if he plays though? What happened to Marc Bulger? He was at one time one of the most explosive passers in the league. However coach Scott Linehan has to be searching for something, or someone, who can lead this team away from the Sarah Palin bridge, the Bridge to Nowhere.
In Seattle, the news comes off the field with one it’s cheerleaders, a Seattle Sea Gal. Loren Boyd was charged Tuesday morning with DUI. So, the Seahawks have fallen so fast, now they are even driving cheerleaders to drink and drive? No, actually this stems from an accident in August when Boyd borrowed a car and totaled it. Still, can’t be a good time for any member of the organization to be shedding negative light on the team’s image.
In San Francisco, there is agreement that Mike Martz has made a difference in the 49ers offense that has the team showing great improvement. Mike Sando of ESPN.com raised Martz’s stock. Also chiming in on Mike Martz was coach Mike Nolan. During his weekly chat with fans he was posed with the question if he could attribute their early success to quarterback J.T. O’Sullivan or offensive coordinator Mike Martz. He indicated he thought it was a combination of both. He thinks Martz does a good job though of utilizing his players and and putting them in position to make plays.
The division is busy, so stay tuned.