Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Around the NFC West: Draft warning rookies
By Mike Sando
Posted by ESPN.com staff
San Francisco 49ers
- San Francisco Chronicle reporter Kevin Lynch ponders some "ifs" for the upcoming season.
- The Niners are concentrating on "safety first," according to Matt Maiocco.
- The Youngstown Vindicator's Tom Williams wants coach Mike Singletary to focus on choosing a quarterback.
- The Seattle Times' Danny O'Neill links to an amusing piece by The Onion on what receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh gets when he orders himself at restaurants.
St. Louis Rams
- Meet Derius Swinton: the second-youngest coach in the league and recently-hired quality control/special teams coach for the Rams.
- Rams linebacker Chris Draft is serving as a panelist at the rookie symposium, warning rookies about mistakes to avoid.