Good post w/a lot of interesting takes.
As a division the NFC has made incredible progress. Each team has a stout D and all but Cards have very good QB's.
Carrol has done a solid job in drafting and that Wilson kid is for real. Carrol/GM made a HUGE mistake w/Flynn. They gave up a lot for a guy they're not using.
The Cards gave up a lot for Kolbe and are paying a price. They haven't drafted particularly well and it shows. Their OLine sucks. Their QB sucks. Their play calling sucks. If Wissenhunt lasts - WTF! BUT the worst of all, IMO, is their Front Office. Maybe they'll hire Norv to be their next HC.
The Rams are a much better team since Fisher took over and they've acquired very solid draft picks and FA. They are going to be our toughest competition for years to come. Also, they'll be picking in pretty good position in the draft plus the goodies they received in the RGIII trade.
I've been a Niner fan since '76 and we used to have an excellent rivalry with the Rams - what goes around comes around.
Baalke/JH and the rest of our FO have been very good and hopefully keep the youth movement alive & well.
Finally, in the link below, at the bottom of the post is a comment that next year the NFC West will be the best conference in the NFL.