The arrival of NFL training camps mark a return to a more regular schedule for radio conversations touching on the NFC West.
It's all good as another long offseason finally gives way to the reason for the NFL season: actual football players performing on actual football fields.
Longtime San Francisco 49ers beat reporter Kevin Lynch and I went in-depth Tuesday regarding expectations for the team during a segment on 680 KNBR. The station has posted the audio for those interested in listening on their terms.
Our conversation followed up the blog entry exploring Football Outsiders' low expectations for the 49ers this season. I've spoken to Football Outsiders' Aaron Schatz separately and plan to cover every NFC West team in a related piece Wednesday. One revelation: Schatz subjectively thinks the 49ers will fare better than his projection model indicates.
Also Wednesday, I'm scheduled to speak with Bernie Miklasz of 101ESPN St. Louis regarding the Rams and, presumably, the rest of the division. I'll post that audio as well.