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  1. NFL teams who could target a new QB

    Mike Sando

    It's possible that most NFL fans fretting about their teams' quarterback situations feel better after watching the Minnesota Vikings complete 37.7 percent of their passes Monday night. Bad is bad, but what the Vikings put on display during their Week...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  2. Is Sam Bradford better than average?

    Mike Sando

    Quarterbacks make all the difference in the NFL. The St. Louis Rams knew this when they made Sam Bradford the No. 1 overall draft choice in 2010, a pick that came with a hefty price tag. Maximizing their considerable investment in Bradford was the Ra...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  3. Final 2013 preseason QB snap counts

    Mike Sando

    Six projected starting quarterbacks played in their teams' final exhibition games of the 2013 preseason. The Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson and the San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick were two of them, and both led touchdown drives before exiting...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  4. Updated: 2013 preseason QB snap counts

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams have played their most important snaps of the 2013 exhibition season now that every team has played at least three games. This becomes a good time to check out how many snaps each projected starting quarterback has played. The players li...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  5. Around the NFC West: QB draft lessons

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals head to the NFL scouting combine with the seventh overall pick in the 2013 draft and an unsettled situation at quarterback. Around the NFC West: Feb. 19, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Urban: Cards' free agency pl...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  6. What the Cardinals are up against in search

    Mike Sando

    While the Arizona Cardinals and four other NFL teams continue to pursue head coaching candidates, I've put together a look at what the candidates might see when considering their options. Arizona caught a break, it appeared, when one of their cand...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  7. How QBs stack up throwing to the sticks

    Mike Sando

    The earlier item on third-down conversion rates sparked a conversation I'd like to continue here. "Do you think the 49ers are relying too much on their receivers to gain YAC and pick up first downs?" DF4949 asked. "It seems that a significant numb...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  8. Reflections on Kolb's first Cardinals season

    Mike Sando

    Kevin Kolb will emerge from the 2011 NFL season with an incomplete grade, whether or not he plays for the Arizona Cardinals in their Week 17 game against Seattle. The reviews have been mostly negative. Kolb was the starter when the Cardinals were ...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  9. Chat wrap: Resetting 2011 expectations

    Mike Sando

    The midseason standings force teams to set new goals. The San Francisco 49ers can think about playoff positioning. The Seattle Seahawks can focus on continuing to improve their ground game. The St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals can try to get thei...

    Blog | November 10, 2011
  10. Advice to NFC West rooks: Tape ankles

    Mike Sando

    Four recent NFC West draft choices are heading to Los Angeles for the 2011 NFL Players Rookie Premiere beginning Thursday. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick and running back Kendall Hunter from the San Francisco 49ers, receiver Austin Pettis from the S...

    Blog | May 18, 2011
  11. How to read the Cardinals' QB options

    Mike Sando

    The closer the Arizona Cardinals get to identifying their next quarterback, the muddier the picture becomes for those not privy to the team's plans. At various points recently, we've seen projections suggesting: Drafting Missouri's Blaine Gabb...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  12. Cards, QBs and three top-ranked players

    Mike Sando

    Once the Arizona Cardinals selected LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson fifth overall in the 2011 NFL draft, there was less chance, in my view, of the team selecting a quarterback this year. My thinking: If the team could not get a franchise quarterba...

    Blog | April 30, 2011
  13. 49ers make statement with Aldon Smith

    Mike Sando

    RENTON, Wash. -- First the Arizona Cardinals and then the San Francisco 49ers made bold statements regarding the 2011 college quarterback class, and Missouri's Blaine Gabbert in particular. SmithDespite obvious, glaring, insert-your-adjective need...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  14. Thoughts as Cards take Peterson

    Mike Sando

    RENTON, Wash. -- The Arizona Cardinals did not come right out and say they would avoid the top quarterbacks in the 2011 NFL draft. PetersonInstead, they dropped hints. Strong hints. Coach Ken Whisenhunt suggested the team didn't see any sure-fi...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  15. Sifting through six 2011 NFL mock drafts

    Mike Sando

    I've gone through several updated mock drafts to put together a chart showing how analysts expect the first round to fall for NFC West teams. A few notes: There's a growing sense Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert could be the choice for the ...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  16. Kiper mock 5.0: Thoughts on Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    Mel Kiper's fifth mock draft for 2011 provides the foundation for discussing how NFC West teams might proceed this offseason. I'll conclude with a look at his plans for the Arizona Cardinals, who hold the No. 5 overall choice. 5. Arizona Cardi...

    Blog | April 28, 2011