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  1. Five most challenging NFL offseasons

    Mike Sando

    It was June 1995 when news broke that Raiders owner Al Davis would move the team back to Oakland from Los Angeles. I'd grown up in Northern California, so the happy news stirred in my mind images of the team's rich history: Ghost to the Post, Sea of ...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  2. On NFC West win totals: Arizona best bet?

    Mike Sando

    With an assist from @QuantCoach, I ran across this Gaming Today item noting that bookmakers are taking more Super Bowl money on the Seattle Seahawks than on any other NFL team. "Not that long ago, Seattle was available at 18-1, before being bet al...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  3. One way to measure the Rams' progress

    Mike Sando

    Former St. Louis Rams receiver Steve Smith announced his retirement through the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday. The story by itself shouldn't mean much to Rams fans. Smith, after all, started only two games in 2012 while trying to overcome s...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  4. 101ESPN St. Louis audio: Miklasz Show

    Mike Sando

    Fred Robbins and James Hall combined to start 31 games on the St. Louis Rams' defensive line in 2011. Rod Hood, Al Harris, Ben Leber and C.J. Ah You combined to make another 14 starts for the Rams' defense that year. None of the six was on an N...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  5. Inside the Huddle: Precedent for a PI call

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, frustrated over the absence of a late pass-interference call in Super Bowl XLVII, might not embrace a stat ESPN's John Clayton dug up for his latest "Inside the Huddle" video (above). I can help on that front, ...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  6. 101ESPN St. Louis audio: Miklasz Show

    Mike Sando

    Eight hours in a New Orleans Convention Center ballroom Saturday wasn't enough for Bernie Miklasz and me, so we hung out some more over the phone this week for his 101ESPN St. Louis radio show. Feel free to eavesdrop . 2013 HOF Finalists, Mode...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  7. Tucker on Steve Keim: 'I love this hire'

    Mike Sando

    Just wanted to pass along these thoughts from ESPN's Ross Tucker regarding the Arizona Cardinals' promotion of Steve Keim to general manager: "I love this hire. Steve Keim is a Pa. guy. He is a football guy. Played O-line at N.C. State. He's just al...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  8. Heading over to see the new-look Rams

    Mike Sando

    ST. LOUIS -- Good morning and welcome to Week 7. Half of the NFC West is sitting out this Sunday after San Francisco defeated Seattle in the Thursday night game. We've got the Arizona Cardinals visiting the Minnesota Vikings, and the St. Louis ...

    Blog | October 21, 2012
  9. XTRA910 audio: Best defense in NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Dan Bickley and Mike Jurecki of XTRA Sports 910 AM stumped their guest Friday with a simple question. The guest covers the NFC West for a certain sports-related website. I won't mention his name here, but this guy should be embarrassed. I mean, al...

    Blog | October 20, 2012
  10. Around the NFC West: Cards' WR plans

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals drafted receiver Michael Floyd in the first round with visions of Andre Roberts moving to the slot and flourishing there. The plan called for Floyd to start opposite Larry Fitzgerald, allowing Roberts to join Early Doucet amo...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  11. Where NFC West stands on offensive lines

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' offensive line approaches the 2012 NFL season with the same starters in four of five spots. The new starter, right guard Alex Boone, has been with the team since 2010. This was by design. The 49ers have used first-round...

    Blog | September 03, 2012
  12. 49ers at 53: Roster with practice squad

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers announced their initial eight-man practice squad Saturday. That provides a chance for me to pass along an updated version of the 49ers' roster for download. This Excel file features 27 columns for every 49ers player, plus t...

    Blog | September 01, 2012
  13. 2012 NFC West practice squad eligibility

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams can begin forming practice squads once eligible players clear waivers Saturday. A look at which players released by NFC West teams have eligibility: Arizona Cardinals Eligible: Crezdon Butler, Antonio Coleman, Blake Gideon, Ricky L...

    Blog | September 01, 2012
  14. San Francisco 49ers cut-down analysis

    Mike Sando

    Most significant move. The San Francisco 49ers' decision to keep running back Anthony Dixon played into a broader special-teams theme. Veteran fullback Rock Cartwright, once seen as a key special-teams addition following Blake Costanzo's departure in...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  15. 2012 pre-camp analysis: 49ers 'O'

    Mike Sando

    Our two-day look at NFC West rosters continues with projections for the San Francisco 49ers' offense. Quarterbacks (4) Average number kept since 2003: 3.1 Safest bets: Alex Smith, Colin Kaepernick, Josh Johnson Leading contenders: none ...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  16. UFA period doesn't get old in NFC West

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams added or re-signed 38 unrestricted free agents during the recently completed UFA signing period. They lost or did not re-sign 47 such players. One key difference between those groups: age. The St. Louis Rams in particular used th...

    Blog | June 04, 2012