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  1. Beyond Rams, who gains from Fisher hire?

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams generally would not welcome a proven winning coach to a division rival. The Arizona Cardinals won't mind seeing Jeff Fisher land in St. Louis, however, because the move eliminates their defensive coordinator, Ray Horton, from considerati...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  2. Golden Tate's detour through racing world

    Mike Sando

    Some race fans are running circles, perhaps even doughnuts, around Golden Tate after the Seattle Seahawks receiver offended them with a wayward tweet Wednesday night. Tate questioned five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson as a legitim...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  3. Mailbag: How to approach QBs in draft

    Mike Sando

    Jon from New York writes: One thing you've mentioned a few times on the blog recently is that the vast majority of elite QBs were first-round selections. This year's QB class seems a little weak, however, and I keep hearing that next year's class is ...

    Blog | January 29, 2011
  4. Mailbag: First-round NFL draft options

    Mike Sando

    Ed from Lake Arrowhead, Calif., writes: Hi Mike, I was just wondering who you think the Rams should select with their first-round draft choice. I know everyone is pointing to a receiver such as Julio Jones, but with injured players coming back nex...

    Blog | January 23, 2011
  5. Around the NFC West: Fitzgerald's laments

    Mike Sando

    Dan Bickley of the Arizona Republic says Larry Fitzgerald wants to win more than he wants to make another dollar. These comments are relevant given that the Cardinals are not winning and Fitzgerald's contract expires after next season. The deal featu...

    Blog | December 15, 2010
  6. Around the NFC West: Stafford visits 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat says the 49ers' alleged tiff with Matthew Stafford stemming from a psychological exam is the "most overblown non-story" of the 2009 draft. Stafford has a...

    Blog | April 13, 2009
  7. Punting adventures test nerves

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Instability at punter can be an adventure. The Seahawks learned that lesson the hard way in 2004 and 2005 -- see: Araguz, Leo -- but the team's switch from Ryan Plackemeier to Jon Ryan this season has worked out favora...

    Blog | December 01, 2008
  8. Cardinals need more from ground game

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Mark J. Rebilas/US Presswire Arizona's Kurt Warner spent much of Sunday on his back thanks to a New York Giants defense that brought constant pressure in the Cardinals 37-29 loss. PHOENIX -- If t...

    Blog | November 23, 2008
  9. Cardinals test obscure free-kick rule

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando PHOENIX -- Neil Rackers' streak of 15 consecutive made field goals ended in unusual fashion when he badly missed a 68-yard attempt on a free kick to end the first half. Rules allowed the Cardinals to attempt the free k...

    Blog | November 23, 2008
  10. Whisenhunt emphasizes the positive

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando PHOENIX -- Postives far outweighed negatives for the Cardinals in Ken Whisenhunt's mind following an inartistic victory over the 49ers on Monday night. A few highlights and interpretations from Whisenhunt's session wit...

    Blog | November 11, 2008
  11. Around the NFC West: Hasselbeck not ready

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Clare Farnsworth of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer says the Seahawks will remain without Matt Hasselbeck while the quarterback recovers from a back injury. A doctor tells Hasselbeck he won't need surgery, but a timetab...

    Blog | October 29, 2008
  12. NFC West stock watch: falling

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando 1. Vernon Davis, TE, 49ers. Called out by his coach and banished to the showers. The "bust" label is nearly official. 2. J.T. O'Sullivan, QB, 49ers. The rules are different under coach Mike Singletary, as O'Sullivan fo...

    Blog | October 27, 2008
  13. Around the NFC West: Cardinals fall short

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Dan Bickley of the Arizona Republic places most of the blame on the Cardinals' defense while acknowledging that other areas also played a role in the 27-23 defeat to Carolina. Also from Bickley: A look at what happened...

    Blog | October 27, 2008
  14. Around the NFC West: Martz goes on offense

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Matt Maiocco of Instant 49ers has the transcript from an "uncomfortable" exchange involving offensive coordinator Mike Martz. The interviewer brought up the allegedly "fair" competition for the quarterback race, only t...

    Blog | August 27, 2008