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  1. Before you bury the Jim Caldwell hire ...

    Mike Sando

    The Detroit Lions offered what many around the NFL thought was one of the two best coaching opportunities this offseason, rivaled only by what Houston could offer. Their next head coach was going to benefit from stable ownership, a relatively new sta...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  2. A couple key notes from Pete Carroll

    Mike Sando

    Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made a couple interesting comments Monday during his conversation with 710ESPN Seattle: Baldwin benefits: Carroll pointed to receiver Doug Baldwin as the player most likely to see increased playing time while P...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  3. Eight in the Box: Breakout player

    Mike Sando

    Who is one potential breakout player for each NFC West team in 2013? Arizona Cardinals: Tight end Rob Housler comes to mind as a talented young player likely to benefit from an upgraded quarterback situation. Housler had 45 receptions, so it's not...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  4. Carson Palmer and Cardinals' QB mindset

    Mike Sando

    A.J. from Oakland thinks Carson Palmer could again be an effective quarterback if he were to benefit from decent protection and improved weapons. "Considering how good the Arizona Cardinals' defense is and having good receivers," he writes, "why d...

    Blog | March 30, 2013
  5. Proposal could benefit Chris Clemons

    Mike Sando

    PHOENIX -- The serenity found amid the finely manicured gardens at the Arizona Biltmore resort could unburden even the most cluttered mind. Yet, while NFL brass basked under the warm desert sun at the annual owners meeting, NFC North blogger Kevi...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  6. Reading between lines on Alex Smith talk

    Mike Sando

    A few thoughts on the report that the San Francisco 49ers are "highly, highly, highly unlikely" to release Alex Smith this offseason: Who benefits: Only the 49ers know how likely they are to release Smith. Even if releasing Smith is a likely opti...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  7. MossWatch: 49ers fine when he's on field

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers hoped quarterback Alex Smith and their offense would benefit from upgrades at wide receiver this season. It's working so far. 2012 Randy Moss Factor Stat Moss No Moss Totals Plays 36 87 123 ...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  8. Looking forward to Fisher's relative candor

    Mike Sando

    An established head coach can feel more comfortable speaking his mind. That could be one underrated benefit to Jeff Fisher's hiring in St. Louis this offseason. Fisher is entering his 20th season as an NFL head coach. He has served for years on...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  9. On trade prospects near top of 2012 draft

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams, in trading the second pick of the 2012 NFL draft to Washington, have already benefited from one team desperate for a quarterback. They could benefit again if the Miami Dolphins traded into the third overall spot from No. 8 to e...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  10. Why Spagnuolo arguably made right call

    Mike Sando

    The right decisions sometimes work out poorly. That does not make them wrong decisions. Not that St. Louis Rams fans are likely to give coach Steve Spagnuolo the benefit of the doubt following the team's 23-20 defeat to the Arizona Cardinals in We...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  11. Sando's best guesses: Week 7 predictions

    Mike Sando

    Point spreads do not necessary reflect NFL teams' relative strength. They're designed to invite equal action on both teams, to the benefit of the house. Now that we've gotten that out of the way, consider that NFC West teams are underdogs in We...

    Blog | October 21, 2011
  12. Around the NFC West: Cards 0-3 vs. Carroll

    Mike Sando

    Playing in the NFC West should benefit the Arizona Cardinals. But after going 1-5 in division games last season, the Cardinals dropped their first NFC West game of the season Sunday. The 13-10 defeat at Seattle was Arizona's third in three games a...

    Blog | September 26, 2011
  13. Where NFC West franchises rank

    Mike Sando

    If NFL owners cared only about money and not all the other benefits that come with their standing in the sports world, most of them would sell. That thought came to mind upon reading through Forbes' latest franchise valuations. All 32 NFL teams sh...

    Blog | July 13, 2011
  14. Justin Forsett with the assist for Seahawks

    Mike Sando

    For some time, Seattle Seahawks fans had reason to wonder if their team was falling behind while NFC West rivals held player-organized practices. Whether or not players can benefit from a football standpoint, the camaraderie would have to help. At...

    Blog | June 06, 2011
  15. Robert Quinn feels 'good vibe' on Rams visit

    Mike Sando

    Lifting of the NFL lockout would benefit the St. Louis Rams' first-round pick, Robert Quinn, more than most. Quinn did not play in 2010 thanks to an NCAA suspension. He'll need extra practice reps to get back into playing shape. If there's no lock...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  16. The NFC West effect: Opponents to gain?

    Mike Sando

    The Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs each padded their records by going 4-0 against NFC West teams last season. ESPN's John Clayton expects NFC East and AFC North teams to reap similar benefits when the NFL's schedulin...

    Blog | February 17, 2011