Programming note, we'll be at the VMAC today and it is going to be a packed show as Pete Carroll, Russell Wison, Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas will all take to the podium. We will carry all of those press conferences starting at 12:25. 

On to the links for today...

Jenny Vrentas of MMQB at examines the "next wave of quarterbacks" in the NFL. 

Also from MMQB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon shares his thoughts of playing at CenturyLink Field. It's a must read!

Marcus Thompson II of the San Jose Mercury News writes that Colin Kaepernick needs to play with a chip on his shoulder. 

Here is a notebook from the San Jose Mercury News on the health of the San Francisco 49ers. 

Jim Harbaugh apparently is very superstitious, notes the San Jose Mercury News 

Ray Ratto of CSN Bay Area says it's not about hatred between Harbaugh and Carroll, it's about competition. 

From the teams official website,, Harbaugh downplays the rivalry between himself and Carroll.