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  1. Hawks wouldn't be same minus Beast Mode

    Mike Sando

    SEATTLE -- The last time the Seattle Seahawks shelled out top dollar for a running back, Shaun Alexander went into Ceased Mode. The former MVP took the money and couldn't find anywhere to run. He was finished within a couple of years. That caution...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  2. Around the NFC West: Skelton vs. Kolb

    Mike Sando

    Before John Skelton led the Arizona Cardinals' winning touchdown drive Sunday, I was prepared to say his mistakes would make it easier for the team to welcome back Kevin Kolb to the starting lineup on the merits. Skelton did make critical, nearly ...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  3. Asante Samuel and lessons in free agency

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers made very few waves during the free-agent signing period. Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha was the biggest name available, and the 49ers had a clear need at the position. I even made an air-tight case for San Francisco making a p...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  4. With Clements gone, CB options shrinking

    Mike Sando

    Nate Clements' departure to the Cincinnati Bengals erases another cornerback from the San Francisco 49ers' list of options. Antonio Cromartie remains available. Asante Samuel could be available by trade. The 49ers had released Clements in a lon...

    Blog | July 30, 2011
  5. Thoughts, analysis on cornerback rankings

    Mike Sando

    Current NFC West cornerbacks Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (2009), Marcus Trufant (2007) and Nate Clements (2004) have been to Pro Bowls over the years. None appeared on the 10-man ballot I submitted for's positional power rankings. The cha...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  6. Quick look at early Pro Bowl balloting

    Mike Sando

    The Cardinals' starting safeties are in contention to represent the NFC in the Pro Bowl. Adrian Wilson ranks first in fan balloting among strong safeties. Antrel Rolle ranks second behind the Saints' Darren Sharper among free safeties. Those ar...

    Blog | November 17, 2009
  7. Cardinals' defense getting greedy

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Pointing to turnovers as a key variable can be a cop-out in place of real analysis. Not so with the Eagles and Cardinals heading into their matchup in the NFC Championship Game. The Cardinals turned six Carolina tu...

    Blog | January 14, 2009
  8. Around the NFC West: 49ers giddy about plan

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Matt Maiocco of Instant 49ers wonders if Alex Smith will attempt another pass for the 49ers. Also from Maiocco: Mike Martz's offensive plan against the Cardinals has the 49ers' offensive players giddy heading into the ...

    Blog | September 07, 2008
  9. Around the NFC West: Rodgers-Cromartie has time

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic doesn't expect first-round choice Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to sign in time for rookies to report today. Cardinals GM Rod Graves has apparently had a hard time connecting with Rodg...

    Blog | July 23, 2008