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  1. Is Nick Foles a franchise QB in Philly?

    Mike Sando

    Offensive coaches can be very particular about the quarterbacks they seek for their specific systems. Bruce Arians values size and a strong arm, the better to drive the ball downfield on longer routes. Gary Kubiak and other coaches with zone-based ru...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  2. Drop rates: Harvin, Manningham zeroed in

    Mike Sando

    The target percentages posted earlier are open to interpretation. Drop percentages are a little more straightforward. 2012 WR/TE Drops Per Target Rk. Tm. Targets Drop Pct. 3 SEA 305 10 3.3 16 ARI 506 24 ...

    Blog | May 27, 2013
  3. An early projection for Rams' Tavon Austin

    Mike Sando

    Nik Bonaddio of numberFire expects relatively big things from St. Louis Rams rookie Tavon Austin based on similarities with other receivers. Bonaddio explains why here. His expectations for Austin in 2013: somewhere around 59 receptions for 961 ya...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  4. Revisiting Cardinals' pivotal play vs. Eagles

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals held a 17-0 lead over the Philadelphia Eagles with six seconds before halftime Sunday. What happened next sent Arizona on its way to a 27-6 victory and the Cardinals' first 3-0 start since 1974: The Eagles went with three wi...

    Blog | September 23, 2012
  5. 2012 NFL Preview: Arizona Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    Five notes on the Arizona Cardinals from our recently published 2012 preview page: 1. Levi Brown is finally appreciated: The much-criticized tackle has never appeared more valuable than in the days since a torn triceps knocked him out for at least t...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  6. Fitzgerald and Cardinals' big-play ability

    Mike Sando

    Pittsburgh's Mike Wallace and Philadelphia's DeSean Jackson belong on any list featuring wide receivers with the ability to make plays well downfield. New England's Brandon Lloyd, formerly of St. Louis, lacks their breakaway speed, but he's decept...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  7. 101ESPN St. Louis audio: Miklasz Show

    Mike Sando

    It was good reconnecting Tuesday with St. Louis sports institution Bernie Miklasz now that the Rams are close to opening training camp. We generally discuss most or all teams from the NFC West during our weekly conversations. This time, it was all...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  8. 'Best hands I've ever seen on a receiver'

    Mike Sando

    There's little sense in taking the bait when San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh tells a radio program Michael Crabtree "has the best hands I've ever seen on a wide receiver." Anyone with a strong grasp of NFL history would place Cris Carter, R...

    Blog | May 19, 2012
  9. After focusing on run, division looks to air

    Mike Sando

    Every team in the NFC West had a 1,000-yard rusher last season. Coaches in Seattle, San Francisco and St. Louis have promoted run-first philosophies. Arizona has invested first- and second-round picks in running backs Beanie Wells and Ryan William...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  10. Sifting through the rubble at wide receiver

    Mike Sando

    Wide receivers Vincent Jackson, Pierre Garcon, Reggie Wayne, Robert Meachem, Eddie Royal, Laurent Robinson, Josh Morgan, Eric Weems and Harry Douglas have found new homes after hitting the NFL's free-agent market. Franchise tags essentially remove...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  11. Around the NFC West: Faulk doubts Fisher

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- St. Louis Rams Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk has been on a roll this week, questioning the team's choice of offensive coordinator. Faulk even wondered aloud whether Jeff Fisher would last long enough to fulfill his contract. Bern...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  12. Explaining Cards' defensive improvement

    Mike Sando

    Many factors could be contributing to the Arizona Cardinals' dramatic defensive improvement over the past six games: Learning a new system. This narrative blames early-season struggles on adopting a new scheme with a first-year coordinator (Ray H...

    Blog | December 15, 2011
  13. Dropping the ball: Eagles tied for NFL lead

    Mike Sando

    SEATTLE -- The chart shows where the Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks rank in dropped passes heading into their game Thursday night, courtesy of ESPN Stats & Information. DeSean Jackson leads the Eagles with five, one more than teammat...

    Blog | December 01, 2011
  14. Five things to watch: Seahawks-Eagles

    Mike Sando

    Five things I'll be watching for when the Seattle Seahawks face the Philadelphia Eagles at CenturyLink Field on Thursday night: Marshawn Lynch's ongoing revival. Lynch has 443 yards rushing since Week 9, most in the league. He has topped 100 yards...

    Blog | December 01, 2011
  15. 2011 Gridiron Challenge: Gore's status

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- NFC West teams play the late games Sunday. That means I've got no excuses if my Gridiron Challenge again features players named inactive on game day. Yes, that was Philadelphia's DeSean Jackson leading a season-low 79-point showin...

    Blog | November 20, 2011
  16. Around the NFC West: Skelton vs. Kolb

    Mike Sando

    Before John Skelton led the Arizona Cardinals' winning touchdown drive Sunday, I was prepared to say his mistakes would make it easier for the team to welcome back Kevin Kolb to the starting lineup on the merits. Skelton did make critical, nearly ...

    Blog | November 14, 2011