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  1. Deacon Jones changed game, set standard

    Mike Sando

    Quarterback Johnny Unitas and receiver Raymond Berry had been tormenting NFL Western Conference defenses with the deep ball when along came David "Deacon" Jones and a new wave of defensive linemen to spoil the fun. "The main pattern we were using ...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  2. Man of Year: Fitz would join Largent, Warner

    Mike Sando

    Perhaps you've heard: The San Francisco 49ers are heading to the Super Bowl for a sixth time in franchise history. A few other NFC West items have slipped through around here amid all the red and gold confetti. I'm going to touch on a few of them,...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  3. Inside Slant: No stopping Adrian Peterson?

    Mike Sando

    After appearing on MVP Watch and before visiting the Seattle Seahawks in Week 9, Adrian Peterson dominated much of the "Inside Slant" podcast discussion Wednesday. The Minnesota Vikings running back is challenging what we've thought about serious ...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  4. Not the only time Saints got their stats

    Mike Sando

    New Orleans' decision to keep passing Monday night in pursuit of Dan Marino's single-season yardage record has opened the Saints to criticism. Coach Sean Payton knew it, which is why he addressed the subject without prompting following the Saints'...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  5. Chat wrap: Supporting Sam Bradford

    Mike Sando

    Thanks to those who kept the NFC West chat moving Thursday. The transcript is here. Highlights below: Chris Fiegler (Latham, NY): How do you think that Sam Bradford will do as the quarterback for the St. Louis Rams? Mike Sando: Bradford seems to ...

    Blog | May 20, 2010
  6. The case for Rice as the greatest ever

    Mike Sando

    MIAMI -- Anyone advocating Jerry Rice as the greatest player in NFL history can bury the opposition in statistics. Rice averaged 1,145 yards receiving and more than 10 total touchdowns per season -- for 20 NFL seasons. Rice caught 69 touchdown ...

    Blog | February 03, 2010
  7. Mailbag: Various playoff scenarios

    Mike Sando

    Victor from Avondale, Ariz., writes: An interesting scenario could play out. If the season ended today, the Cards would host the Packers in the first round in Glendale. Their final regular-season opponnet is also the Packers, in Glendale. What kin...

    Blog | December 17, 2009
  8. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    A recent Cardinals news release announcing Kurt Warner as the NFC's offensive player of the week carried an improbable historical revelation. With his latest stellar performance, Warner joined Johnny Unitas as the only players in NFL history to po...

    Blog | December 09, 2009
  9. Warner makes history, wins award

    Mike Sando

    Kurt Warner recently joined Johnny Unitas as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to post passer ratings of at least 120.0 in four consecutive games. The feat, coupled with the Cardinals' 30-17 victory over the Vikings, made Warner a logical choic...

    Blog | December 08, 2009
  10. Around the NFC West: Warner and the Hall

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Rick Brown of the Des Moines Register reports from Kurt Warner's recently taped appearance for "Homecoming with Rick Reilly" on ESPN. Dick Vermeil and others from Warner's past gathered to celebr...

    Blog | June 15, 2009
  11. Mailbag: Seahawks and a 3-4 defense

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Hannan from Hershey, Pa., writes: Hey Mike, I've been reading your blog and I had this wacky thought for next year. What if the Seahawks switched to a 3-4 scheme with Jim Mora Jr.? Think about it, we have Kerne...

    Blog | January 09, 2009
  12. Warner, Hightower a tough combination

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Warner Kurt Warner has tossed a touchdown pass in 13 consecutive games for the Cardinals, the fourth-longest streak in franchise history. Johnny Unitas holds the NFL record at 47 games, one of the most impressive rec...

    Blog | October 06, 2008
  13. Is Brady best ever? Not yet, but time is on his side

    Mike Sando

    While seven seasoned evaluators placed Tom Brady solidly in the top 10 quarterbacks of all time, Johnny Unitas consistently ranked higher than any other QB, Mike Sando writes.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2008