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  1. Linking young WRs Jenkins, Baldwin, Quick

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams have drafted three wide receivers with the 25th through 35th picks over the past three years. All three of the receivers have NFC West ties. All three are facing important and possibly pivotal 2013 seasons: 2012 Rookie WRs by Yards ...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  2. Around the NFC West: First impressions

    Mike Sando

    Good morning, NFC West. The three division teams with exhibition openers Thursday night appeared to come through without season-altering injuries to key players. Around the NFC West: Aug. 9, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Somers: Pres...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  3. Around the NFC West: Sizing up WRs

    Mike Sando

    Good morning, NFC West. With preseason games on the schedule beginning Thursday, I'm particularly interested in seeing how some of the receiver situations play out. Around the NFC West: Aug. 5, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Young: ...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  4. Time for young 'skill' players to step up

    Mike Sando

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Greetings from the construction site known as San Francisco 49ers headquarters. The new stadium dwarfs the facility across the blocked-off street. I'll be watching practices and conducting interviews over the next couple days. ...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  5. Re-ranking West's WR corps after injuries

    Mike Sando

    Our pre-draft and post-draft NFC West positional rankings with scout Matt Williamson generated healthy debate. It's time to revisit his positional rankings for wide receivers now that Michael Crabtree and Percy Harvin will miss all or much of the ...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  6. West gaining ground on Larry Fitzgerald?

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals held a 10-0 lead in Atlanta last season when their defense picked off Matt Ryan, setting up first-and-10 from the Falcons' 18. The team sent Larry Fitzgerald onto the field as the lone receiver in a run-oriented personnel gro...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  7. Young quality over quantity at receiver

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams list nine wide receivers on their 90-man roster. That is the lowest figure in the NFL and three below the league average. The overall number isn't most important to the Rams right now. For the first time in recent memory, they h...

    Blog | July 13, 2013
  8. 'A thousand years ahead of where we were'

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams put two halfbacks on the field for a third-and-5 play at Seattle last season, an unusual personnel grouping. The Seahawks called timeout. The Rams came back with something more straightforward -- a basic play offensive coordinator ...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  9. Fantasy Roundtable: QB debate must end

    Mike Sando

    Young quarterbacks Sam Bradford and Andy Dalton produced very similar stats under different circumstances last season. ESPN's Fantasy Roundtable debated earlier this month whether or not Bradford's new weapons would make him the superior choice fo...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  10. Tavon Austin's open-field juke, other notes

    Mike Sando

    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- Rookie receiver Tavon Austin returned a punt toward the right sideline Tuesday and broke into the clear, leaving punter Johnny Hekker as the last line of defense. Austin, the St. Louis Rams' quick and elusive first-round draft c...

    Blog | June 11, 2013
  11. 101ESPN St. Louis audio: Outlaw program?

    Mike Sando

    Two substance-abuse suspsensions, one DUI arrest and two one-game benchings have negatively branded the St. Louis Rams' 2012 draft class. All off-field troubles are not the same, however. This situation lends itself to exaggeration, a subject I di...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  12. Updating Rams' search for 'explosive' plays

    Mike Sando

    Quarterback Sam Bradford pointed to team speed when asked what the St. Louis Rams' offense offers for 2013. "We're much faster now," Bradford told reporters in St. Louis on Thursday. "I think we're all hoping that's going to lead to more explosive...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  13. Which team 'leads' in rookie starts since '10

    Mike Sando

    Kent Somers' piece about NFL rookies combining to start more games than in the past caught my attention Friday. I wanted to know how many games NFC West players have started as rookies in recent seasons. I wanted to break down the numbers by team ...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  14. 710ESPN Seattle audio: Hitting the brakes

    Mike Sando

    One year ago, a visitor to the NFC West blog warned against reading too much into Russell Wilson's strong showing at the Seattle Seahawks' rookie camp. 2012 NFC West Draft: Rookie Starts Player Tm. Starts Russell Wilson SEA...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  15. 101ESPN St. Louis audio: Miklasz Show

    Mike Sando

    Chatting with Bernie Miklasz about the NFC West in general and the St. Louis Rams in particular has become a staple each Tuesday. The run is ending this week after Bernie hosted his final show on 101ESPN St. Louis. Bernie isn't leaving, fortunatel...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  16. Justin Blackmon? Rams fine without issues

    Mike Sando

    A long list of NFL mock drafts projected Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon to the St. Louis Rams one year ago. It's looking like the Rams came out just fine without him. Blackmon, charged with DUI last offseason when authorities said they...

    Blog | April 30, 2013