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  1. NFL meeting wrap: NFC West quick takes

    Mike Sando

    PHOENIX -- A few NFC West notes before heading to the airport for a trip home following the NFL owners meeting, which concluded Wednesday: Arizona Cardinals: The team is leaving open the door for signing Cleveland Browns unrestricted free-agent re...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  2. Rapid Reaction: 49ers 45, Packers 31

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' 45-31 victory over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC divisional round Saturday night at Candlestick Park: What it means: The 49ers will play in the NFC Championship Game for a second consecutive season, and they...

    Blog | January 12, 2013
  3. Backup vs. Matthews? How it came to this

    Mike Sando

    ST. LOUIS -- A primer on how the St. Louis Rams wound up with two players making their first NFL regular-season starts Sunday against Green Bay: Left tackle Joe Barksdale makes his first NFL start. The Rams claimed him off waivers from Oakland ...

    Blog | October 21, 2012
  4. Rams' inactives: Third-string LT vs. Pack

    Mike Sando

    ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams are healthier this season than last, but not at left tackle. Joe Barksdale will make his first career NFL start Sunday and will match up against Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews, who has eight sack...

    Blog | October 21, 2012
  5. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 7: Wind up the pass-rushers: Chris Long, Robert Quinn, Clay Matthews and Jared Allen are pass-rushers to watch in games featuring NFC West teams Sunday. Long and Quinn have combined for 10 sacks for the St. Lou...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  6. Around the NFC West: Playoff fallout?

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks' improbable, disputed victory Monday night over the Green Bay Packers reverberated through the NFC West. Thanks to Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News for gathering several incredulous tweets from disgusted San Francisco 49...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  7. Video: Carroll sizes up Matthews, Rodgers

    Mike Sando

    SEATTLE -- Greetings from Seattle, site of our "Monday Night Football" matchup at CenturyLink Field. We'll kick off the afternoon with thoughts from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll regarding Green Bay's Clay Matthews and Aaron Rodgers. Aaron Ro...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  8. Hurdles rising for NFC West left tackles

    Mike Sando

    Arizona, St. Louis and Seattle won games Sunday with the following backups getting most or all of the snaps at left tackle: D'Anthony Batiste, Cardinals: He's starting in place of the injured Levi Brown. Batiste struggled against Seattle's Chris ...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  9. Cards' schedule serves up top pass-rushers

    Mike Sando

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals do not yet know which players will start at offensive tackle for them. The Cardinals do have a pretty good idea which players those tackles will have to block in passing situations this season. The list...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  10. Cardinals: Dream/nightmare scenario

    Mike Sando

    Yes, the start of training camps is two months away, but it's never too early to consider the coming season. A look at the best-case and worst-case scenarios for the Cardinals in 2012: Dream scenario (11-5): A full offseason of healing and playboo...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  11. Rams: Dream/nightmare scenario

    Mike Sando

    Yes, the start of training camps is two months away, but it's never too early to consider the coming season. A look at the best-case and worst-case scenarios for the Rams in 2012: Dream scenario (8-8): Sam Bradford takes every snap on offense for ...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  12. Pressure point: Rams

    Mike Sando

    Examining who faces the most challenging season for the St. Louis Rams and why. Jason Smith should be hitting his prime years as an offensive tackle for the Rams. There's a chance that will be the case, unlikely as it seems after three underwhelmi...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  13. Which draft pick will make biggest impact

    Mike Sando

    Arizona Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd was fifth and Seattle Seahawks pass-rusher Bruce Irvin sixth on John Clayton's list of 10 new draft choices likely to make the greatest immediate impact. "Floyd's presence may force defenses into more zone ...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  14. Considerations on first-rounder Bruce Irvin

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts on Seattle Seahawks first-round pick Bruce Irvin after reading John Clayton's piece questioning the selection: Specific role: The Seahawks envision Irvin as a situational pass-rusher for now and the evenutal successor to Chris Clemons in...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  15. Quick look at how NFC West GMs stack up

    Mike Sando

    NFL general managers put their reputations on the line come draft day. Some fare better than others. The chart shows how many Pro Bowl players current NFC West GMs have drafted or helped draft over the past 10 years. The numbers are not defi...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  16. Would NFC West QBs get Brady call?

    Mike Sando

    The NFL has told its game officials to err on the side of protecting defenseless players. Blatant erring, the league could do without. A roughing penalty Sunday against Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher for a hit on New England's T...

    Blog | December 11, 2011