Lots of pocket changes in NFC West

A big quarterback change in Arizona sets up San Francisco to be the favorite in the NFC West. A quick look at the division:

Rookie QB Sam Bradford will likely take the majority of the snaps for the Rams in 2010.
Rookie QB Sam Bradford will likely take the majority of the snaps for the Rams in 2010.

Pressure’s on: Matt Leinart, QB, Cardinals. With Kurt Warner gone, this southpaw must keep Arizona from heading south.

Impact rookie: Sam Bradford, QB, Rams. He could start every game and take his lumps.

Star watch, offense: Michael Crabtree, WR, 49ers. With no holdout in Year 2, he has the potential to break out.

Star watch, defense: Calais Campbell, DE, Cardinals. At 6-7 and 290 pounds, he’s a load in Arizona’s three-man front.

On the mend: Lofa Tatupu, MLB, Seahawks. He missed 10 games after tearing a pectoral muscle in ’09.

Mr. Consistent: Steven Jackson, RB, Rams. Even when the team is bad, he’s excellent. He’s Bradford’s new best friend.

Camp competition: Seahawks running back. It’ll be rehabbing Leon Washington (broken leg) or undersized Justin Forsett or incumbent Julius Jones.

Vinnie Iyer is a writer for Sporting News. E-mail him at viyer@sportingnews.com.

A big quarterback change in Arizona sets up San Francisco to be the favorite in the NFC West. A quick look at the division:

Rookie QB Sam Bradford will likely take the majority of the snaps for the Rams in 2010.
Rookie QB Sam Bradford will likely take the majority of the snaps for the Rams in 2010.

Pressure’s on: Matt Leinart, QB, Cardinals. With Kurt Warner gone, this southpaw must keep Arizona from heading south.

Impact rookie: Sam Bradford, QB, Rams. He could start every game and take his lumps.

Star watch, offense: Michael Crabtree, WR, 49ers. With no holdout in Year 2, he has the potential to break out.

Star watch, defense: Calais Campbell, DE, Cardinals. At 6-7 and 290 pounds, he’s a load in Arizona’s three-man front.

On the mend: Lofa Tatupu, MLB, Seahawks. He missed 10 games after tearing a pectoral muscle in ’09.

Mr. Consistent: Steven Jackson, RB, Rams. Even when the team is bad, he’s excellent. He’s Bradford’s new best friend.

Camp competition: Seahawks running back. It’ll be rehabbing Leon Washington (broken leg) or undersized Justin Forsett or incumbent Julius Jones.

Vinnie Iyer is a writer for Sporting News. E-mail him at viyer@sportingnews.com.

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