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  1. Solving the Bears' QB conundrum

    Mike Sando

    Coach Marc Trestman and the rest of the Chicago Bears' leadership might not know or particularly care where the team stood at quarterback before Jay Cutler arrived in 2009. That is ancient history in a league in which coaches can be lucky to get even...

    Blog | December 14, 2013
  2. Camp Confidential: Seattle Seahawks

    Mike Sando

    RENTON, Wash. -- This training camp marks the Seattle Seahawks' first since 2009 without some form of a starting quarterback competition. So comfortable, mature and in command is Russell Wilson this summer that you'd swear he's been the starter for a...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  3. Young Rams could have new oldest player

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams were desperate for receiver help in 2009 when they traded linebacker Will Witherspoon to the Philadelphia Eagles for Brandon Gibson and a fifth-round choice. The team likes its receiver situation heading into the 2013 season, bu...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  4. Safety gives Rams welcome veteran depth

    Mike Sando

    Matt Giordano Playing Time Yr. Tm. G GS Snaps 2012 OAK 16 13 769 2011 OAK 15 9 786 2010 NO 9 0 9 2009 GB 5 0 17 2008 IND 16 1 213 2007 IND 12 4 270 ...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  5. A quick look at Austin Collie and 49ers

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' workout with free-agent receiver Austin Collie comes as the team moves forward without injured starter Michael Crabtree. 2009-11 Crabtree vs. Collie WR Crabtree Collie Games 42 41 Rec. 175 ...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  6. Aaron Curry to Giants: Ah, the '09 memories

    Mike Sando

    Aaron Curry's recent signing with the New York Giants invites a look back at the 2009 NFC West draft class, painful as it might be in some cases. 2009 NFC West Draft by Career Starts Player Drafted By GS James Laurinaitis STL...

    Blog | May 11, 2013
  7. Rules put one West rookie at disadvantage

    Mike Sando

    College graduation dates can affect whether a rookie draft choice participates in his team's offseason program, and to what extent. Beanie Wells (2009) and Isaiah Pead (2012) are two higher-profile examples from the NFC West. Rules prevented both ...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  8. West OL ranks: 49ers first, but who's No. 2?

    Mike Sando

    Three of four starting NFC West left tackles have been named to start a Pro Bowl over the past few seasons. The fourth, Levi Brown, was drafted fifth overall in 2007. From 2009 through 2011, NFC West teams used five first-round selections for o...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  9. John Skelton and Cardinals' QB exodus

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals have parted with five of the seven quarterbacks to drop back for the team since Kurt Warner's retirement following the 2009 season. John Skelton's release Monday made him the latest post-Warner quarterback cast aside. Ca...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  10. Crabtree, Harvin and 2009 WR draft class

    Mike Sando

    2009 Drafted WR Rankings WR Harvin Crabtree Games 10th 4th Rec. 1st 2nd Rec. yards 5th 4th YAC 1st 2nd Rec. TD 4th 5th Rushes 1st 11th Rush yards 1st 12th Rush TD...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  11. One way to think of Rams' LT upgrade

    Mike Sando

    PHOENIX -- Had the 2009 NFL draft gone as planned for the St. Louis Rams, the team would be thinking about a contract extension for tackle Jason Smith. 2009 NFL Draft Top 10 Pk. Player Status 1 Matthew Stafford Starter ...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  12. Beanie Wells cut: So much for 2009 debate

    Mike Sando

    Back in April 2009, NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert and I debated whether Beanie Wells or Percy Harvin would have the better rookie season. Four years later, the Arizona Cardinals released Wells on the same day Minnesota traded Harvin to Seattle f...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  13. Cardinals want off this quarterback carousel

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals were the only 2012 NFL team to use more than three starting quarterbacks. Different Starting QBs by Season Yr. Starters Teams w/2+ 2012 47 12 2011 56 18 2010 62 20 2009 56...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  14. Draft rewind: Rams' five-year recap

    Mike Sando

    A look at the NFC West's best and worst from the past five NFL drafts, one team at a time. St. Louis Rams Best choice: James Laurinaitis, LB, 2009 second round. Chris Long provided the only serious competition for Laurinaitis, although that cou...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  15. Quinn's re-hiring in Seattle logical move

    Mike Sando

    Dan Quinn interviewed to become the Seattle Seahawks' defensive coordinator back in 2009, when Jim Mora was the head coach. The job went to Gus Bradley instead. Quinn wound up coaching the defensive line under Mora and current coach Pete Carrol...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  16. 49ers stat sheet: Crabtree up, Davis down

    Mike Sando

    Michael Crabtree has given the San Francisco 49ers their first 1,000-yard receiver since Terrell Owens in 2003. 2009-11 to 2012 Per-game Change Player Crabtree Davis Targets +0.8 -2.6 Receptions +1.2 -1.6 ...

    Blog | December 31, 2012