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  1. Jonathan Cooper's special appeal to Cards

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals had their offensive line in mind when they used the seventh overall choice in the 2013 draft on North Carolina guard Jonathan Cooper. They were also thinking about the NFC West. "Our division is so physical," coach Bruce A...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  2. Around the NFC West: Mocking the draft

    Mike Sando

    Four days until the 2012 NFL draft. In the meantime, the mock drafts are piling up. The chart below shows new projections from reporters covering the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams. All three have the Rams and Seahawks...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  3. Around the NFC West: Lobbying Peyton

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks picked up a 2002 fifth-round choice, used for Rocky Bernard, from Indianapolis in a trade that sent backup quarterback Brock Huard to the Colts. Imagine if they got Peyton Manning in return, too, albeit a decade later. Huar...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  4. Week 5 rematches: NFC West vengeance?

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams went 0-3 last season against the teams they face in Week 5. They lost those games by a combined 99-31 score. Much has changed since then. Let's take a look: Cardinals at Vikings Score last season: Vikings 27, Cardinals 24 (...

    Blog | October 05, 2011
  5. 2011 UFA market: NFC West scorecard

    Mike Sando

    With training camps winding down, I've found time to update rosters and put together team-by-team reference material for unrestricted free agency. The names below match official NFL counts. These are for players with at least four accrued NFL s...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  6. NFC West: What's left in free agency

    Mike Sando

    2011 Unsigned UFAs Team Number Avg. age ARI 3 33.6 SF 5 31.9 SEA 7 31.8 STL 5 29.9 Totals 20 31.7 The time has come for some accounting now that the top unrestricted free agents ...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  7. Colledge's addition and Cards' OL planning

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals are reaching into free agency to patch holes on their offensive line. Daryn Colledge, a starter for each of his five seasons since Green Bay made him a second-round choice in 2006, gives the team needed reinforcement at guard...

    Blog | July 28, 2011
  8. Sendlein, Spencer and market for centers

    Mike Sando

    At least two and possibly three NFC West teams will have new starting centers in 2011. SpencerMax Unger is replacing free agent Chris Spencer in Seattle. San Francisco has an opening after Eric Heitmann had surgery and his 2010 replacement, David ...

    Blog | July 28, 2011
  9. NFC West free-agency breakdown

    Mike Sando

    A look at the free-agent priorities for each NFC West team: Arizona Cardinals 1. Sign or acquire a quarterback: You've heard all the potential names by now. Kevin Kolb, Kyle Orton, Carson Palmer, Marc Bulger and Matt Hasselbeck all could be av...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  10. Around the NFC West: 49ers' hasty on QB?

    Mike Sando

    Gwen Knapp of the San Francisco Chronicle asks whether the 49ers acted too hastily in publicly committing to Alex Smith as their veteran quarterback for 2011. But in looking through the list of alternatives, the 49ers' decision on Smith makes more...

    Blog | June 27, 2011
  11. Underrated players: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    A team-by-team look at the most underrated players in the division. Arizona Cardinals Lyle Sendlein, center: Fifty-four consecutive starts, including six in the postseason, haven't gotten much acclaim for the most consistent player on the Cardi...

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  12. Around the NFC West: QB dynamics new

    Mike Sando

    Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com says the 49ers' interest in bringing back Alex Smith leaves the team with many of the same questions it faced a year ago. Some of the answers are different this time. A year ago, the team was hoping stability at offe...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  13. Mailbag: Smith and Kaepernick enough?

    Mike Sando

    David from San Jose, Calif., says the San Francisco 49ers should not open the 2011 season with Alex Smith and rookie Colin Kaepernick as their top two quarterbacks. He thinks the team needs to add another starting-caliber player -- Carson Palmer, Ke...

    Blog | May 17, 2011
  14. What if Rams already have their next guard?

    Mike Sando

    Steve Hutchinson's disputed departure from the Seattle Seahawks five years ago changed the landscape for guards across the NFL. The contract Hutchinson commanded from the Minnesota Vikings put other top guards in position to cash much fatter paych...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  15. Grimm: Send Faneca to Hall of Fame

    Mike Sando

    Russ Grimm knows a Hall of Fame offensive lineman when he sees one. Grimm, the Arizona Cardinals assistant coach and 2010 Hall of Fame inductee, sees one in recently retired guard Alan Faneca. "He's going to be there, there's no question," Grim...

    Blog | May 11, 2011
  16. Around the NFC West: Taylor Mays' future

    Mike Sando

    Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com checks in with 49ers secondary coach Ed Donatell. Unable to work with players, Donatell and the other 49ers coaches are working with one another. Donatell: "We'll watch tons of tape together. That's how you grow toge...

    Blog | May 11, 2011