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  1. Around the NFC West: Fred Soft likes odds

    Mike Sando

    Good teams tend to become popular. Popular teams tend to attract wagering. Teams attracting significant wagering become heavier favorites as oddsmakers hedge against potential losses. The San Francisco 49ers provide a case study for Vegas 101. ...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  2. Alexander and beyond: Considering RBs

    Mike Sando

    Statistics can vault a running back into consideration for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. They are not everything in every case, of course, but if you're the the NFL's all-time rushing leader at this point in league history, the case for considera...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  3. Thoughts on Kennedy and 2012 Hall class

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Thirteen modern-era NFL players were finalists for enshrinement Saturday in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Only one was named offensive or defensive player of the year during his career. That was the Seattle Seahawks' Cortez Ken...

    Blog | February 04, 2012
  4. Four 1,100-yard rushers in one division?

    Mike Sando

    Passing is generally the key to victory in the NFL. This helps explain why quarterbacks earn the most money, why teams often draft pass-blocking tackles over top runners and why fullbacks have become endangered. 2011 NFC West Rushers R...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  5. Mailbag: If the Rams held top pick in draft

    Mike Sando

    In one month's time, we've gone from discussing the St. Louis Rams' playoff prospects to how they might handle the first pick in the 2012 NFL draft. The chances suddenly appear very real. The Rams are 0-4 heading into their bye week. Their top rec...

    Blog | October 08, 2011
  6. Kolb and Cardinals' bounce-back ability

    Mike Sando

    Kevin Kolb's arrival from Philadelphia gives the Arizona Cardinals renewed hope at quarterback and clear direction following Kurt Warner's retirement. It provides a fresh start after a forgettable 2010 transition season for Arizona. So much has...

    Blog | July 29, 2011
  7. Rams essentially moved up in first round

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams were the only NFC West team without a quarterback need in the 2011 NFL draft. They held the 14th overall choice, but with four quarterbacks taken among the first 12 picks, St. Louis got more value from the selection. How much mo...

    Blog | May 03, 2011
  8. Following up: Four high picks in focus

    Mike Sando

    Following up an earlier item, a look at four relatively recent NFC West draft picks, one per team and each highly drafted, under scrutiny heading toward 2011: Levi Brown, LT, Cardinals. Arizona made Brown the fifth player chosen in the 2007 draf...

    Blog | February 28, 2011
  9. 2005 re-draft gives 49ers you know who

    Mike Sando

    A few thoughts on Mel Kiper's 2005 NFL re-draft, covering the first round and available to Insider subscribers: 1. San Francisco 49ers Actual pick: Alex Smith, QB, Utah Kiper re-draft pick: Aaron Rodgers My thoughts: The question, of cour...

    Blog | January 25, 2011
  10. Mailbag: 49ers' talent vastly overrated?

    Mike Sando

    Marc from Arizona writes: This is what we have heard all season, that the 49ers have a lot of talent, but they keep shooting themselves in the foot. I would like to know what they mean by this. What talent are they talking about and how is it recogni...

    Blog | October 16, 2010
  11. Are the Seahawks really any better?

    Mike Sando

    Jesper from Denmark took over the NFC West blog Tuesday with his dispassionate dissection of the St. Louis Rams. Are the Rams really any better? The question generated discussion on the blog and on my Facebook wall, with some Rams fans taking offen...

    Blog | July 28, 2010
  12. Ridiculous Hall of Fame candidates list

    Mike Sando

    Orlando Pace's release from the Bears and possible retirement sets up a potentially star-studded Hall of Fame ballot in 2015. Quite a few of those eligible for the first time could have strong NFC West ties. Kurt Warner, Isaac Bruce, Torry Holt...

    Blog | March 02, 2010
  13. Few old running backs around here

    Mike Sando

    Jamal Lewis, LaDainian Tomlinson and Brian Westbrook had one thing in common when their teams released them this offseason. Each was 30 years old. Edgerrin James was 30 when the Cardinals released him last offseason. Shaun Alexander was 30 when...

    Blog | February 23, 2010
  14. Around the NFC West: Hargrove's tale

    Mike Sando

    Karen Crouse of The New York Times says former Rams defensive end Anthony Hargrove has found sobriety and personal redemption with the Saints. Hargrove's mother died when he was 9 and Hargrove eventually turned to drugs, attempting suicide by overdos...

    Blog | February 02, 2010
  15. NFC West spin on 2000s All-Decade team

    Mike Sando

    MIAMI -- Shaun Alexander, Walter Jones, Steve Hutchinson, Orlando Pace, Larry Allen, Torry Holt, La'Roi Glover, Edgerrin James, Terrell Owens and Brian Moorman made the NFL's All-Decade team for the first decade of the 2000s. The NFL just announce...

    Blog | January 31, 2010
  16. By the decade: NFC West runners

    Mike Sando

    Shaun Alexander stands above all others as the NFC West's most productive runner during the first decade of the 2000s. Marshall Faulk's career spanned the 1990s and 2000s, affecting his standing. I used Pro Football reference to produce rushing...

    Blog | January 01, 2010