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  1. Is Sam Bradford better than average?

    Mike Sando

    Quarterbacks make all the difference in the NFL. The St. Louis Rams knew this when they made Sam Bradford the No. 1 overall draft choice in 2010, a pick that came with a hefty price tag. Maximizing their considerable investment in Bradford was the Ra...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  2. Final 2013 preseason QB snap counts

    Mike Sando

    Six projected starting quarterbacks played in their teams' final exhibition games of the 2013 preseason. The Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson and the San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick were two of them, and both led touchdown drives before exiting...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  3. Updated: 2013 preseason QB snap counts

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams have played their most important snaps of the 2013 exhibition season now that every team has played at least three games. This becomes a good time to check out how many snaps each projected starting quarterback has played. The players li...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  4. NFL - Determining likely contracts for Jay Cutler, Sam Bradford a...

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando looks at the salary situation for Jay Cutler, Sam Bradford, Colin Kaepernick and Josh Freeman. What can they expect from their next contracts?

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2013
  5. Going the distance with Palmer, other QBs

    Mike Sando

    Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians envisions new quarterback Carson Palmer using a strong arm to strike well down the field in 2013. "Having seen him throw it downfield so many times over the years, as good as it gets," Arians told reporters dur...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  6. Boldin, Cardinals salvaged a bad situation

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens each have four players with Super Bowl experience. The 49ers' Clark Haggans and the Ravens' Anquan Boldin got that experience with the Arizona Cardinals following the 2008 season. 2012 Receiving...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  7. Around the NFC West: Best QBs prevail

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: Jan. 21, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Somers: Tom Moore in picture Urban: Fitz honors, LB to PB St. Louis Rams Thomas: Rob Ryan interviews San Francisco 49ers Maiocco: QB, DE revel in...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  8. Around the NFC West: Revisiting Bradford

    Mike Sando

    Our recent item asking tough questions about St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford has some company heading into Week 10. Former NFL assistant Rick Venturi punctuated his season-to-date film grades for the Rams' offense with specifics on Bradfor...

    Blog | November 08, 2012
  9. QBR ranks: Russell Wilson stands tallest

    Mike Sando

    At least one NFC West game from Week 6 followed its expected course. The Seattle Seahawks indeed had problems against New England Patriots receiver Wes Welker. And the Patriots were indeed vulnerable on deep passes. 2012 Total QBR vs. Patriot...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  10. 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
  11. Around the NFC West: Fumbling it away

    Mike Sando

    St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford dropped back to pass on first down and had no idea the Arizona Cardinals' Sam Acho was about to sack him. Acho had swiftly beaten left tackle Adam Goldberg. Bradford had been holding the ball in both hands, ...

    Blog | December 01, 2011
  12. 2011 Week 9: NFC West game changers

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals have not been hurting for drama. Despite a 2-6 record, they've been tied or close in the fourth quarter against six of eight opponents so far. 2011 Cardinals Tight Finishes Wk. Opp. Closest 4th-qtr. score ...

    Blog | November 08, 2011
  13. Alex Cool? Smith leads NFL in comebacks

    Mike Sando

    Grading Alex Smith's play during the San Francisco 49ers' 6-1 start has become one of the more fascinating pursuits of this 2011 NFC West season. Smith, long a divisive subject among 49ers fans, remains one even during the team's best start since ...

    Blog | November 02, 2011
  14. How quarterbacks perform under 'duress'

    Mike Sando

    A few notes and observations regarding how NFC West quarterbacks have performed when under duress, defined by ESPN Stats & Information as situations when defensive pressure forced players to throw early, off-balance or when they were getting hit:...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  15. QBR ranks: Sacks dragging down NFC West

    Mike Sando

    An NFC West game produced a notable quarterback performance for a second week in a row. Baltimore's Joe Flacco left St. Louis with the highest QBR of any quarterback in Week 3, pending the Monday night game between Dallas and Washington. The Cowbo...

    Blog | September 26, 2011
  16. Around the NFC West: Kevin Kolb debate

    Mike Sando

    One game between the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks will not determine which team was smartest regarding its approach to quarterback Kevin Kolb. It'll help frame the conversation in the short term, however. So far, Kolb has looked like ...

    Blog | September 22, 2011