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  1. Mandatory camps signal time of transition

    Mike Sando

    Three-day NFL minicamps featuring no permissible contact aren't going to settle position battles. They're unlikely to set the tone for a season still three months away. They won't reveal where teams figure to stand in December. I'm en route to the...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  2. Wrestling over the Cardinals' OLB talent

    Mike Sando

    Pull up a chair. Now, hand it over to Chase from Arizona and watch him pummel me with it. A good rant can be so cathartic. This one, delivered to the NFC West mailbag, stemmed from my contention that teams tend to sign 35-year-old veterans as back...

    Blog | June 09, 2012
  3. UFA period doesn't get old in NFC West

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams added or re-signed 38 unrestricted free agents during the recently completed UFA signing period. They lost or did not re-sign 47 such players. One key difference between those groups: age. The St. Louis Rams in particular used th...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  4. 2012 NFC West UFA scorecard: update

    Mike Sando

    Michael Robinson's expected re-signing with the Seattle Seahawks would give the team a league-high four re-signings in the unrestricted free-agent market. Red Bryant, Paul McQuistan and Heath Farwell previously re-signed. Seattle and the other ...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  5. First look at Cardinals' 2012 free agents

    Mike Sando

    We're still a month away from NFL free agency, but with the Super Bowl behind us, we'll start sizing up players without contracts for 2012. Expanding upon Brian McIntyre's lists, I've plugged in offensive and defensive snap-count numbers for NFC W...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  6. The truth hurts: How injuries affected West

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers have become the hunted in the NFC West. Having already take aim at their 2011 turnover differential, let us consider another reason for a potential 2012 regression from 13-3. "Repeating the 2011 relative lack of injuries...

    Blog | January 28, 2012
  7. NFC West injury situations that matter

    Mike Sando

    Arizona: Quarterback Kevin Kolb practiced on a limited basis while continuing his return from a concussion. Coach Ken Whisenhunt remained noncommittal on a starter for Saturday's game at Cincinnati. Kolb has suffered significant injuries in two of hi...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  8. 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
  9. Cardinals' youth movement is old news

    Mike Sando

    If the headline above this item sounds confusing, that was the point. The Arizona Cardinals are at once a young, emerging team and an old, declining one. Cardinals' 10 Oldest Non-specialists Player Pos. Age Vonnie Holliday...

    Blog | November 30, 2011
  10. NFC West Stock Watch

    Mike Sando

    FALLING 1. Steve Spagnuolo, St. Louis Rams coach. The Rams went 0-2 against Seattle and Arizona during their recently completed two-game homestand, likely the Rams' best remaining chance to get something going under their embattled coach. The Rams...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  11. Taking stock: NFC West defensive rookies

    Mike Sando

    Playing-time percentages for NFC West defensive rookies tell us a few things: Draft order matters. The three defensive players chosen in the first round are the three with the most playing time. Starting cornerbacks stay on the field for almost a...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  12. Around the NFC West: Cards' draft issues

    Mike Sando

    Kevin Kolb is taking much of the blame for the Arizona Cardinals' 1-6 record. So is coach Ken Whisenhunt. Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic says some of the blame lies with a series of blunders in the draft. Somers: "Trade away a chance to take ...

    Blog | November 02, 2011
  13. Wrap-up: Ravens 30, Cardinals 27

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts on the Arizona Cardinals' 30-27 road defeat against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 8: What it means: The Cardinals have now blown second-half leads in losing to Washington, Seattle, the New York Giants and Baltimore, making it tough to buil...

    Blog | October 30, 2011
  14. Youth served? Rookie gets bigger chance

    Mike Sando

    A few notes on how the Arizona Cardinals use their defensive personnel, followed by an ESPN Stats & Information chart with playing-time percentages: The Cardinals would like to develop linebackers O'Brien Schofield and Sam Acho. Schofield pla...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  15. Cardinals, Steelers and drafting for defense

    Mike Sando

    Joey Porter played his final game for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2006 season. Clark Haggans was gone from the team a year later. The veteran outside linebackers, now 34 years old, are scheduled to start for Arizona against their former team Su...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  16. Sando chat scheduled for 1 p.m. ET

    Mike Sando

    The link is active. I've invited Mike Holmgren, Jim Mora and Pete Carroll to participate, but they're presumably too busy making dinner plans for Cleveland. Ken Whisenhunt, Russ Grimm, Ray Horton, Joey Porter and Clark Haggans were also preoccupie...

    Blog | October 20, 2011