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  1. NFL - Jets should go with Geno Smith over Mark Sanchez

    Mike Sando

    ESPN Insider Mike Sando makes the case why almost anyone but Mark Sanchez should be starting for the Jets, as well as other thoughts around the NFL.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2013
  2. Curious case of 49ers' Ricardo Lockette

    Mike Sando

    Reporters surrounding San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh during the NFL owners' meeting in March perked up when he offered high praise for a little-known wide receiver, Ricardo Lockette. "There is something special there," Harbaugh said. "I can...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  3. The bizarre case of the missing $2 million

    Mike Sando

    The chart we ran following Eric Wright's trade to the San Francisco 49ers requires two updates. First, we need to subtract Wright from the mix after the 49ers failed him on a physical examination, voiding the trade. Then we need to subtract $2 millio...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  4. 710ESPN Seattle audio: Perceived risks

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams appear to take significant risks pretty regularly, but the more we know about the teams' thinking, the less risky some of the moves tend to appear. That has certainly been the case regarding some of the seemingly unconventional personnel...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  5. Around the NFC West: Case against moving

    Mike Sando

    The Rams are about to begin their 19th season in St. Louis after moving from Los Angeles. We discussed their stadium situation last week, suggesting the team was unlikely to make a California return even though its lease will become a year-to-year pr...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  6. Judging a QB by the company he keeps

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams have played 768 regular-season games over the past three seasons. Quarterbacks have made 1,536 starts, and in all but 30 cases, they logged at least 15 "action plays" -- defined as plays other than handoffs, spike plays and kneel-downs. ...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  7. Around the NFC West: What lies ahead

    Mike Sando

    Good morning, NFC West. We've made it through organized team activities and minicamps for the 2013 offseason. Now, the waiting becomes more monotonous. Training camps are more than five weeks away in most cases. Generally, not much is going to ha...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  8. A quick NFC West roster snapshot (starters)

    Mike Sando

    @HavokHawk sized up the previous item and wanted to see the information narrowed for starting lineups. Lineups aren't set in every case. Injuries are affecting a few situations. We're still able to put together a snapshot visible in the chart at t...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  9. Aaron Curry to Giants: Ah, the '09 memories

    Mike Sando

    Aaron Curry's recent signing with the New York Giants invites a look back at the 2009 NFC West draft class, painful as it might be in some cases. 2009 NFC West Draft by Career Starts Player Drafted By GS James Laurinaitis STL...

    Blog | May 11, 2013
  10. Around the NFC West: Lynch's DUI case

    Mike Sando

    Good morning, NFC West. After spending some of Wednesday discussing the long-term future for Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, we should update the short-term future as well. Around the NFC West: May 2, 2013 Arizona Cardinals ...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  11. San Francisco 49ers schedule analysis

    Mike Sando

    Breakdown: There's no easing into the schedule for the 49ers, but that was the case to some degree last season as well. This time, the 49ers open at home against Green Bay before visiting Seattle in a Sunday night game. A home game against Indianapol...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  12. Percy Harvin: NFC West possibilities

    Mike Sando

    Assessing potential NFC West landing spots for receiver Percy Harvin in case the Minnesota Vikings trade him amid a lingering contract dispute: Arizona Cardinals The Cardinals appear set at wide receiver with Larry Fitzgerald, 2012 first-round ...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  13. Around the NFC West: Combine's timing

    Mike Sando

    The NFL scouting combine has traditionally served another purpose beyond evaluating college prospects. For years, team executives and agents have used the event as a springboard into free agency. That might not be the case to the same extent this ...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  14. What Super Bowl teams had in common

    Mike Sando

    The three NFC West teams reaching the Super Bowl over the past eight seasons had an important similarity. All three kept their offensive lines intact all season. That is the case for the San Francisco 49ers as their linemen -- left tackle Joe S...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  15. Strength of schedule from another angle

    Mike Sando

    A perfect storm took down the Arizona Cardinals in 2012: worst-case-scenario injuries at running back, shoddy quarterback play, questionable planning for the offensive line, unexpected quarterback developments elsewhere in the division and a brutal s...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  16. Enhancing Warner's Hall case the hard way

    Mike Sando

    When Kurt Warner retired following the 2009 NFL season, the Arizona Cardinals released a 20-page PDF file celebrating the quarterback's career. Arizona Cardinals Offensive Rankings Years 2008-09 2010-12 Total yards 9 32 ...

    Blog | December 06, 2012