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  1. Four 1,100-yard rushers in one division?

    Mike Sando

    Passing is generally the key to victory in the NFL. This helps explain why quarterbacks earn the most money, why teams often draft pass-blocking tackles over top runners and why fullbacks have become endangered. 2011 NFC West Rushers R...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  2. 2011 NFL age ranks: Calling all graybeards

    Mike Sando

    A few thoughts on NFC West rosters after calculating age ranks for NFL teams based on the rosters I maintain: The chart ranks teams from oldest to youngest, excluding special-teams players who can sometimes play into their 40s. The first column s...

    Blog | August 25, 2011
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Cardinals fearing worst for Ryan Williams

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals think rookie running back Ryan Williams tore a patella tendon in his right knee. That was the preliminary word from coach Ken Whisenhunt following the Cardinals' 28-20 preseason defeat at Green Bay on Friday night. Williams w...

    Blog | August 20, 2011
  6. Around the NFC West: Crabtree's challenge

    Mike Sando

    Bob Padecky of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat explains why there's a good chance Michael Crabtree will flourish with the 49ers. Two words: Vernon Davis. Padecky: "Remember two seasons ago when a talented 49er was criticized for being inconsistent and ...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  7. All in the family: NFC West free agency

    Mike Sando

    Smart teams build through the draft. The St. Louis Rams have done this recently, adding quarterback Sam Bradford, middle linebacker James Laurinaitis, left defensive end Chris Long, right defensive end Robert Quinn, left tackle Rodger Saffold, rig...

    Blog | July 13, 2011
  8. Around the NFC West: Alex Smith's return

    Mike Sando

    Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee provides one more piece of evidence affirming Alex Smith's intentions to re-sign with the San Francisco 49ers. Barrows: "Smith, who is an unrestricted free agent, spoke publicly for the first time since the 2010 sea...

    Blog | May 18, 2011
  9. 49ers add to mix with compact RB

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' fourth-round choice, running back Kendall Hunter, gives the team a compact runner as the team will likely part ways with veteran Brian Westbrook. Hunter stands 5-foot-7. Draft analyst Rob Rang is sitting near me and said h...

    Blog | April 30, 2011
  10. Around the NFC West: 49ers' QB plans

    Mike Sando

    Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee wouldn't be surprised if the 49ers moved up from the second round to snag a quarterback. Barrows: "My sense is that the 49ers - who have the 13th pick in the second round - would be willing to move up in that rou...

    Blog | March 10, 2011
  11. Around the NFC West: Palmer and Cards

    Mike Sando

    Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic looks at quarterback trade options for the Arizona Cardinals. Somers on Carson Palmer: "There are two issues. How much would the Cardinals be willing to give up for a quarterback whose best years might be behind ...

    Blog | March 08, 2011
  12. Around the NFC West: John Shaw out

    Mike Sando

    Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says longtime Rams executive John Shaw is stepping down from the team now that Stan Kroenke has taken over as majority owner. Shaw: "This was a joint decision by Stan and myself. Stan provided me an opportuni...

    Blog | February 18, 2011
  13. How the NFC West stacks up with Steelers

    Mike Sando

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- Close your eyes for a moment after reading this sentence and imagine your favorite NFC West team lining up against the AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl. How would your team's offense measure up, starter for s...

    Blog | February 04, 2011
  14. 25 NFC West free agents to watch

    Mike Sando

    Sean writes via Facebook: Mike, yesterday on 710ESPN here in Seattle, Brock and Salk had a guest talking about the number of free agents this year is around 500, which is more than double most years because of the amount of unrestricted free agents l...

    Blog | January 28, 2011
  15. Wrap-up: 49ers 38, Cardinals 7

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' 38-7 victory over the Arizona Cardinals at Candlestick Park in Week 17: What it means: The Cardinals (5-11) emerged from this game with the fifth overall choice in the 2011 NFL draft after Denver lost to San Di...

    Blog | January 02, 2011
  16. NFC West roided-out rosters: Updated

    Mike Sando

    The chart shows oldest-to-youngest age ranks for NFC West teams relative to the rest of the NFL, based on the 26-column rosters I make available for download periodically. Seattle, despite having a league-low 21 players from Week 17 last season on...

    Blog | December 22, 2010