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  1. #NFLRank: A full NFC West accounting

    Mike Sando

    2013 #NFLRank for NFC West Rank Player Poll 3 Patrick Willis Defense 7 Larry Fitzgerald Offense 8 Richard Sherman Defense 10 Aldon Smith Defense 11 Justin Smith Defense 17 Earl Tho...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  2. Addressing serious concerns on Rams' line

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams finished 7-8-1 last season with Robert Turner and Barry Richardson leading their offensive line in most snaps played. They posted that record with Wayne Hunter and Quinn Ojinnaka combining for nine starts (neither player is on a...

    Blog | July 27, 2013
  3. Four veterans bordering on indispensable

    Mike Sando

    A recent radio conversation with John Clayton, Brock Huard and Danny O'Neil touched on tight end Zach Miller, a player the Seattle Seahawks would have a rough time replacing. Miller isn't the best or most valuable player on the team. He doesn't p...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  4. Third down and three months til the opener

    Mike Sando

    When St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford was good on third down last season, he was really, really good. Take a Week 10 game at San Francisco, for instance. Bradford completed 8 of 12 passes for 102 yards on third down, helping the Rams force ...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  5. Sign up these left tackles for hazard pay

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers left tackle Joe Staley recently downplayed the significance of a procedure he underwent to repair a damaged meniscus in his left knee. The two-time Pro Bowl choice called the surgery "very minor but necessary" and said he would...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  6. Rams, Cardinals took opposite approaches

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams said they would rather sign a couple big-money free agents than several mid-priced ones. Quality over quantity was the rationale. 2013 UFA Additions by Contracts Rank Team UFAs Outlays 1 Dolphins 8 ...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  7. Eight in the Box: Returning from injury

    Mike Sando

    A look at key players for each NFC West team who are coming back from injuries: Arizona Cardinals: Levi Brown, left tackle. A torn triceps sidelined Brown last season, but the Cardinals expect him to be at full strength for 2013. A healthy Brown m...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  8. 2013 NFC West offseason glance: Rams

    Mike Sando

    A look at the St. Louis Rams' offseason to this point ... What went right: The team was able to sign left tackle Jake Long without much apparent competition from other teams, keeping the price more reasonable. ... The first round of the draft went...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  9. Fisher thinks less could be more for Rams

    Mike Sando

    NFL players won concessions regarding their offseason workloads when negotiating the current labor agreement. At least one NFL coach seems to sympathize with the cause. Jeff Fisher sees no reason his St. Louis Rams players should participate in a ...

    Blog | May 12, 2013
  10. The most important move in NFC West

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams signed Jake Long and had two first-round NFL draft choices this year. The Seattle Seahawks added Percy Harvin, Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett. The San Francisco 49ers added Anquan Boldin and three of the first 55 players selected ...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  11. Post-draft West ranks: Revisiting OLs

    Mike Sando

    Our post-draft amendments to pre-draft positional rankings continue with Matt Williamson, NFL scout for ESPN.com. Up next: offensive lines. NFC West teams drafted seven players at the position: guards Jonathan Cooper (seventh overall pick) and ...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  12. Snap judgments: Turnover can be good

    Mike Sando

    2012 Total by Roster Status Status Gone Remain Pct. off ARI 8,550 14,065 37.8% STL 8,126 14,281 36.3% SF 3,266 18,487 15.0% SEA 2,253 19,063 10.6% Totals 22,195 65,896 25.2% ...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  13. 101ESPN St. Louis audio: Miklasz Show

    Mike Sando

    Bernie Miklasz tricked his 101ESPN St. Louis guest -- me -- into saying the St. Louis Rams have had the worst offseason to date among NFC West teams. We laughed about it Tuesday during our weekly conversation . Let's just call the Rams' offseas...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  14. Which picks should get second contracts

    Mike Sando

    Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor recently became the fourth 2010 NFC West draft choice to sign a second contract with his original team. The number of choices a team signs to second contracts can help evaluate overall draft success, especial...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  15. West OL ranks: 49ers first, but who's No. 2?

    Mike Sando

    Three of four starting NFC West left tackles have been named to start a Pro Bowl over the past few seasons. The fourth, Levi Brown, was drafted fifth overall in 2007. From 2009 through 2011, NFC West teams used five first-round selections for o...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  16. Tradeoffs within Anthony Davis' new deal

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers have generally done a good job identifying which players to re-sign ahead of time. Patrick Willis, Vernon Davis, NaVorro Bowman and Joe Staley stand as examples from past seasons. Deciding against paying big money for other...

    Blog | April 16, 2013