NFC West training camp one-liners

Does Ken Whisenhunt deserve a pay raise with three years left on his deal?

Kurt Warner has pain in his surgically repaired hip, but he looked good at Arizona’s first practice.

Brian St. Pierre was promised a chance to compete with Matt Leinart for the backup QB job.

The Cardinals are dealing with a new phenomenon:  expectations.

Mike Singletary’s “brutal” training camp starts with first-day tackling drills. 

All remains quiet on the Michael Crabtree contract front.

Justin Smith will play exclusively at defensive end this year after moving around last season.

Cam Inman of the Contra Costa Times doesn’t believe Alex Smith has a real chance to win the 49ers starting quarterback job.

Great sign for Seahawks fans:  Walter Jones is on the field and looking healthy.

Nate Burleson is showing no problems stemming from last year’s ACL surgery.

Fourth overall pick Aaron Curry’s agents are working overtime, but don’t have a deal yet.

Cornerback Marcus Trufant started camp on the active/PUP list with a back injury.  

Steve Spagnuolo couldn’t sleep before his first full practice as Rams head coach.  [Editor’s note:  We have a feeling that insomnia will be a coming phenomenon during his first year with a team that has won five games in two seasons.]

Laurent Robinson surprisingly lined up as the Rams’ first-team receiver on day one.

Keenan Burton wants the starting job opposite Donnie Avery, but he has to stay healthy.

Number two pick Jason Smith calls his quarterback, “Mr. Bulger.”  [Editor’s note:  You should continue to follow his lead, Mr. Rosenthal.]