Around the NFC West: Rosenhaus visits Cardinals
Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic says agent Drew Rosenhaus is at Cardinals headquarters. Rosenhaus represents Anquan Boldin, Darnell Dockett, Antonio Smith and three other Cardinals. Somers: "Rosenhaus' visit doesn't mean news is imminent. He comes to Arizona frequently, and I heard he was at the Cardinals hotel in Tampa during the Super Bowl. He's had ample opportunities to meet with GM Rod Graves over the past few months."
Also from Somers: News on the Cardinals' search for coordinators remains scarce.
Kevin Lynch of Niner Insider weighs pros and cons associated with the 49ers' decision to dump Mike Martz for Jimmy Raye. He suggests the 49ers might have worried about losing Martz to a head coaching job. I think they mostly wanted someone whose approach lined up with what Mike Singletary wanted to do. Former coach Mike Nolan was the Martz backer in San Francisco. When Nolan left, the odds became stacked against Martz staying.
Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch details improvements scheduled for the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. Some are cosmetic. I cannot figure out why, but the artificial surface there doesn't represent as well as other surfaces on my TV screen. The surface appears busy and distracting. I'd be curious to know if others share that opinion, or if it's just me. The stadium is plenty loud when the Rams are playing well. It's just a little too loud visually on TV, at least from this vantage point.
The Casper (Wyo.) Star Tribune says former Seahawks tackle Nick Bebout will be inducted into the Wyoming Sports Hall of Fame. I was determined to find a Seahawks-related item for this blog entry. Consider it done. The Seahawks traded Bebout to the Vikings in 1980 for a 1981 ninth-round choice they used for receiver Jim Whatley.