Around the NFC West: Yoga and QB praise

Good morning, NFC West. We've got a couple items of note to cover this morning:

Around the NFC West: Aug. 22, 2013

  • Carroll's overhaul: Alyssa Roenigk's piece for ESPN The Magazine on the Seattle Seahawks under Pete Carroll has been posted to Facebook more than 10,000 times, so perhaps you've seen it already. If not, be sure to check it out, even if you're not a Seahawks fan. She ties together many of the unusual (to the NFL) organizational tactics we've heard about only vaguely to this point, including daily meditation, mandatory yoga for players and institutionalized positivity. Roenigk: "It's only the beginning of what the Seahawks intend to be a total revamp of the way a football franchise approaches the physical and mental well-being of everyone in the organization." This is the sort of stuff found at places such as Google.

  • Strong words: ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski loves a strong-armed quarterback. The San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick isn't just any strong-armed quarterback. "I truly believe Colin Kaepernick could be one of the greatest QBs ever," Jaworski said. Those are strong words. Becoming one of the two best quarterbacks in franchise history would put Kaepernick in the all-time conversation. The quarterback has made only 10 starts to this point, of course, so there is much to prove. But there is also much to like.