Around the NFC West: Owners meeting

Around the NFC West: March 18, 2013

PHOENIX -- Good morning. Welcome to the 2013 NFL owners meeting at the Arizona Biltmore.

Coaches and executives from around the league will be making occasional appearances on the NFC West blog for the next few days.

Some of the formal and informal conversations with NFL people will inform our coverage for the coming year and beyond. That has been my experience at past owners meetings and at other functions attracting a range of NFL types, including the recent MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston.

In the short term, I'll share thoughts from Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead at some point Monday after catching up with both Sunday afternoon. There will be opportunities to catch up with other NFC West leaders as well.

Every AFC head coach will be available at breakfast Tuesday. NFC coaches are available Wednesday.

We will continue to cover and discuss free agency, as usual. I'll be following up on the Rams' signing of left tackle Jake Long, easily the biggest NFC West news story from the weekend.