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  1. West legends await Fitz in 10,000-yard club

    Mike Sando

    Just a quick note here on a fairly significant milestone within the division. Larry Fitzgerald stands 48 yards short of 10,000 for his career heading into the Arizona Cardinals' game against Buffalo on Sunday. He has averaged 67.4 yards per game t...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  2. NFC West Stock Watch

    Mike Sando

    FALLING 1. Injured money men. Injuries prevented some of the higher-profile players in the NFC West from helping their teams as much as anticipated. The list included Russell Okung, Zach Miller, Sidney Rice, Beanie Wells and Steven Jackson. Rice a...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  3. Around the NFC West: Expert opinions

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers coaches know they can trust Alex Smith to execute their game plan and lead the offense. They appreciate the quarterback's temperament, too. Greg Roman, the 49ers' offensive coordinator, explained the appeal during a conversa...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  4. Around the NFC West: Hawthorne's exit

    Mike Sando

    Middle linebacker David Hawthorne's experience in NFL free agency was not unique to him. The market for running backs, safeties and inside linebackers has remained mostly soft as teams build their rosters from the outside in, the better to cope wi...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  5. Appreciating a Rams great, Torry Holt

    Mike Sando

    Torry Holt's formal retirement from the NFL -- as a St. Louis Ram, fittingly -- will touch off the usual discussions about Hall of Fame worthiness. In the meantime, consider this an appreciation. Holt was the NFC West wide receiver opponents fe...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  6. 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
  7. Jack Youngblood's ticked? A few thoughts

    Mike Sando

    Jack Youngblood's Pro Football Hall of Fame bio recalls a postseason performance featuring a sack, forced fumble, blocked extra-point attempt and 47-yard interception return for a touchdown. That performance and others made Youngblood a favorite a...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  8. Remember Faulk, but don't forget Pace

    Mike Sando

    The ever-thoughtful Isaac Bruce departed from convention when answering questions about former St. Louis Rams teammate Marshall Faulk. PaceBruce, answering questions about Faulk's Hall of Fame career while at Rams camp this week, set aside proper ...

    Blog | August 01, 2011
  9. Five notes of note from the NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five notes before heading out to the Seattle Seahawks' lone practice Sunday: Center Chris Spencer's contract agreement with the Chicago Bears puts him in a familiar position: new guy with huge leadership shoes to fill. Spencer has giant feet even...

    Blog | July 31, 2011
  10. Initial thoughts on Burress' availability

    Mike Sando

    A few thoughts on Plaxico Burress' availability as NFC West teams consider potential options at wide receiver: By my count, six current NFL receivers are older than Burress, who turns 34 in August: Terrell Owens (37), Derrick Mason (37), Donald D...

    Blog | June 06, 2011
  11. Adventures in drafting NFL wide receivers

    Mike Sando

    Larry Fitzgerald's arrival with the Arizona Cardinals via the 2004 NFL draft serves as the starting point for the latest item looking at recent NFC West choices. Fitzgerald already has 613 receptions, far more than any other NFC West receiver over...

    Blog | April 21, 2011
  12. 2011 NFL Draft: A.J. Green vs. Julio Jones

    Mike Sando

    Not all that long ago, the St. Louis Rams could match wide receivers with any team in the league. They had Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt and a running back, Marshall Faulk, who could challenge defenses as a wideout. Times have changed. With a p...

    Blog | March 21, 2011
  13. Larry Fitzgerald running away from field

    Mike Sando

    Our weekly positional power rankings shift to running backs this week. Paul Kuharsky will have the main piece on the AFC South blog later Tuesday. In the meantime, I wanted to offer another item on the receiver rankings that came out last week....

    Blog | March 15, 2011
  14. Around the NFC West: Harbaugh's offense

    Mike Sando

    Eric Branch of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat checks in with Oregon State assistant Mark Banker for thoughts on 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh. Banker was an assistant with the Chargers when Harbaugh was finishing his playing career with San Diego. Branch...

    Blog | February 03, 2011
  15. A Hall of Fame vote for Marshall Faulk

    Mike Sando

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- D'Marco Farr's eyes brightened when I asked the retired defensive tackle what he would say to Hall of Fame voters regarding his former St. Louis Rams teammate, Marshall Faulk. Farr, attending Super Bowl media day as a member of...

    Blog | February 01, 2011
  16. Silver linings: Rams vs. Falcons

    Mike Sando

    The facts: The Rams fell to 4-6 with a 34-17 home defeat to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 11. The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two. Quarterback Sam Bradford set an NFL rookie record for consecutive passes witho...

    Blog | November 22, 2010