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  1. Matthew Stafford is keeping Detroit Lions from maximizing potenti...

    Mike Sando

    The Detroit Lions are a likely playoff team this season, but they won't be able to maximize their title potential unless Matthew Stafford starts playing a lot better, writes Mike Sando.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2014
  2. Without Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals can still win NFC West -...

    Mike Sando

    Even without Carson Palmer, the Cardinals can win the NFC West, says Mike Sando - but what about the Super Bowl picture? Sando serves up nine other takeaways from Week 10, including a big concern for Calvin Johnson and the Lions.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2014
  3. Where coaches, execs disagree on QBs

    Mike Sando

    A clash between a coach and a general manager can tear apart a franchise: It happened in San Diego with Marty Schottenheimer and A.J. Smith; in Dallas with Jimmy Johnson and Jerry Jones; and in St. Louis with Mike Martz and Rams executives. Still,...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  4. Cowboys aren't only ones with questions

    Mike Sando

    Only one NFL team since 2010 has blown more leads in the final two minutes and lost than the Dallas Cowboys, and that team is the Detroit Lions. We'll pause for a few seconds here so followers of those teams can finish their knowing nods. Fans might ...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  5. NFL's top five building-block players

    Mike Sando

    Building a championship NFL team is a challenging enterprise. The draft and free agency offer limited opportunities. Great players are scarce, and great quarterbacks scarcer. If you happen to draft first when Peyton Manning or Andrew Luck is availabl...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  6. Which contenders hit hardest by injuries?

    Mike Sando

    Watching running backs Ray Rice, Steven Jackson, Reggie Bush and Eddie Lacy depart Week 2 games with injuries delivered an early reminder of how pivotal pulls, tears, bruises and breaks can be during an NFL season. The day concluded with the San Fran...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  7. Cam Johnson and 49ers' draft planning

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers exchanged a 2012 seventh-round pick for 2013 fourth- and 2014 seventh-round picks Monday. That sounds like a pretty good deal and it's typical of the 49ers maximizing value. No one went into the 2013 draft with more picks than...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  8. Three things revisited: 49ers-Chargers

    Mike Sando

    Looking back on three things discussed here before the San Francisco 49ers closed their 2013 preseason schedule with a 41-6 road victory over the San Diego Chargers on Thursday night: 1. Final QB impressions: Starter Colin Kaepernick, backup Colt ...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  9. TD receptions haven't quite been 'a given'

    Mike Sando

    Carson Palmer's arrival by trade should help the Arizona Cardinals recover from a three-year struggle at the quarterback position. Bruce Arians' arrival as head coach means additional playing time for tight ends in his fullback-free offense. 2...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  10. 49ers' trade of Jenkins validates criticisms

    Mike Sando

    Last week, we considered whether 35 offensive snaps and 16 pass routes were enough for the San Francisco 49ers to fully assess second-year wide receiver A.J. Jenkins. Turns out it was enough. The 49ers traded Jenkins to the Kansas City Chiefs f...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  11. Three things: Cowboys-Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    Three things to watch for Saturday in the Arizona Cardinals' second exhibition game of the 2013 season, set for 4:30 p.m. ET at home against the Dallas Cowboys 1. Bo Jackson or Deion Sanders. Neither is going to play in this game, of course, but w...

    Blog | August 17, 2013
  12. On Tyrann Mathieu's starting opportunity

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals have big plans for rookie defensive back Tyrann Mathieu. They said so on draft day. They affirmed their feelings when they gave Mathieu 38 snaps, the highest total for any defensive back on the team, during their first exhibitio...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  13. Stafford's present and Bradford's future

    Mike Sando

    One year separated Sam Bradford from Matthew Stafford, quarterbacks selected first overall in the NFL draft. One year could also separate their contract extensions. The comparisons came into focus for Bradford and the St. Louis Rams after Stafford...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  14. Eight in the Box: Secondary status check

    Mike Sando

    How does each NFC West team look in the secondary, and what still needs to be done? Arizona Cardinals: Patrick Peterson is back as the starting left corner in a revamped secondary. The team must discover during training camp which corner will star...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  15. NFL - Andrew Luck, Aaron Rodgers among top 10 QBs for 2016

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando projects who the top NFL quarterbacks will be in 2016. Aaron Rodgers tops the list.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2013
  16. Quarterbacks, coordinators and continuity

    Mike Sando

    We have rightfully focused at times over the years on coordinator continuity for NFC West quarterbacks. Alex Smith famously played with coordinators Mike McCarthy, Norv Turner, Jim Hostler, Mike Martz, Jimmy Raye, Mike Johnson and Greg Roman while...

    Blog | June 13, 2013