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  1. On Carson Palmer's 4,000-yard season

    Mike Sando

    Years ago, conventional wisdom would have applauded Carson Palmer for topping 4,000 yards passing with the Oakland Raiders last season. Now, conventional wisdom has evolved to the point where mainstream analysis discounts those 4,000 yards because...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  2. Around the NFC West: Cards' new lows

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals should have expected some dropoff at quarterback following Kurt Warner's retirement. Total bankruptcy at the position wasn't a reasonable expectation. Around the NFC West: Dec. 10, 2012 Arizona Cardinals ...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  3. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 14: Seeking divisional breakthrough: The Seattle Seahawks play a divisional game at home for the first time this season when Arizona visits CenturyLink Field. They are 0-3 in NFC West play to this point. That m...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  4. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Peyton Manning stands right where he did one year ago: a cautious 10th on our MVP Watch list to open the regular season. This time, we know he's going to play. We just aren't sure how well. The four-time MVP is back. But is he really back? "...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  5. The great quarterback class of ... 2012?

    Mike Sando

    The first four NFL quarterbacks drafted in 2012 have already won starting jobs as rookies. Seattle's Russell Wilson, third-round choice from Wisconsin, has a chance to make it five of the top six. He'll get a chance to work with recently cleared r...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  6. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Breaking Dan Marino's single-season record for passing yardage enhanced Drew Brees' MVP credentials even if Aaron Rodgers remains the favorite on your imaginary ballot. The manner in which Brees broke the record shouldn't matter too much in the en...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  7. Not the only time Saints got their stats

    Mike Sando

    New Orleans' decision to keep passing Monday night in pursuit of Dan Marino's single-season yardage record has opened the Saints to criticism. Coach Sean Payton knew it, which is why he addressed the subject without prompting following the Saints'...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  8. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Larry Fitzgerald answered the MVP question before I could finish asking it. "That's a no-brainer," he said from the Arizona Cardinals' locker room this week. "Is it even close right now?" Not really. Aaron Rodgers tightened his grip on the t...

    Blog | October 05, 2011
  9. Sacks: NFC West QBs have 58 of them

    Mike Sando

    The Buffalo Bills did not suddenly field a roster packed with perennial Pro Bowl linemen. Their quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick, has nonetheless taken only two sacks in 147 drop backs. I ran across this improbable stat when researching for the ne...

    Blog | October 05, 2011
  10. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Aaron Rodgers' ascension to the top spot in the weekly MVP Watch requires no rationalization. The Green Bay Packers are the undefeated reigning Super Bowl champions. Rodgers is their best player, the Super Bowl MVP. Esquire has taken note by de...

    Blog | September 28, 2011
  11. Debate: Charles Haley's case for the Hall

    Mike Sando

    Skip Bayless and Dan Graziano took up the case for Charles Haley as a Pro Football Hall of Famer on ESPN's First Take. Bayless thought Haley should have qualified on the first ballot as a key championship variable for the San Francisco 49ers and D...

    Blog | July 18, 2011
  12. Sixth sense: Colin Kaepernick's challenge

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams selected six quarterbacks among the first 36 choices in the 2011 NFL draft. That hadn't happened since 1983, when Dan Marino was the sixth quarterback chosen. The distinction fell to Colin Kaepernick this time. The Nevada quarterback ...

    Blog | May 07, 2011
  13. Around the NFC West: Rams' RB options

    Mike Sando

    Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch describes the Rams' situation at running back this way: "I think the Rams have delayed the almost-annual 'effort' to add a quality change-of-pace back behind Steven Jackson to the point where we're on the c...

    Blog | April 06, 2011
  14. Kevin Kolb vs. QB drafted in the 20s

    Mike Sando

    John Clayton's take on whether the Philadelphia Eagles should trade Kevin Kolb describes as "good" the chances of an NFC West team acquiring the quarterback. "While it seems unlikely the Eagles can get a first-round pick in 2011 because the time i...

    Blog | April 06, 2011
  15. Steve Young: State of Rams' QB situation

    Mike Sando

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- A big thanks goes to Hall of Fame quarterback and ESPN analyst Steve Young for taking time Friday morning to discuss quarterback situations for each NFC West team. I'll break out his thoughts and add my own, beginning with a l...

    Blog | February 04, 2011
  16. Brady-Manning undercard: Bradford-Ryan

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams can only hope Sam Bradford continues on the path Matt Ryan appears to be following, one that could lead both young quarterbacks closer to the Peyton Manning-Tom Brady realm. For now, let's put Bradford's first career matchup a...

    Blog | November 19, 2010