Among the subjects covered during my Thursday afternoon conversation with Dave Grosby, Bob Stelton and Dave Wyman of 710ESPN Seattle:
The most important aspect of the San Francisco 49ers' 5-1 start;
What the Seattle Seahawks should do at quarterback against Cleveland;
Whether the St. Louis Rams are improving despite their 0-5 record.
By the way, Grosby was almost ready to hand the 49ers a first-round bye. The schedule does set up favorably over the next month. Alex Smith's ability to hold up for a full season ranked high among my concerns for the 49ers entering the season. He's held up well to this point despite taking too many sacks over the first month.