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  1. Eight in the Box: Next order of business

    Mike Sando

    With the draft in the rearview mirror, what's the most pressing issue on each NFC West team's agenda? Arizona Cardinals: Figuring out what's up with Daryl Washington should rank high on the Cardinals' list. Washington can be one of the most dynami...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  2. Justin Blackmon? Rams fine without issues

    Mike Sando

    A long list of NFL mock drafts projected Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon to the St. Louis Rams one year ago. It's looking like the Rams came out just fine without him. Blackmon, charged with DUI last offseason when authorities said they...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  3. Chris Givens giving Rams needed weapon

    Mike Sando

    It's tougher to say the St. Louis Rams lack weapons to help Sam Bradford in the passing game. Rookie fourth-round choice Chris Givens is changing the dynamic. Givens is averaging 21.2 yards per reception. The routes he runs average 17.0 yards p...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  4. Around the NFC West: Fred Soft likes odds

    Mike Sando

    Good teams tend to become popular. Popular teams tend to attract wagering. Teams attracting significant wagering become heavier favorites as oddsmakers hedge against potential losses. The San Francisco 49ers provide a case study for Vegas 101. ...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  5. Around the NFC West: Blackmon's DUI

    Mike Sando

    Analysts widely projected Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon to the St. Louis Rams in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft. The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Blackmon instead, and that is looking like a good thing for St. Louis after authori...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  6. Rams: Dream/nightmare scenario

    Mike Sando

    Yes, the start of training camps is two months away, but it's never too early to consider the coming season. A look at the best-case and worst-case scenarios for the Rams in 2012: Dream scenario (8-8): Sam Bradford takes every snap on offense for ...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  7. Support for early NFC West draft picks

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams tapped into an SEC power when they selected defensive tackle Michael Brockers from LSU in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft. They targeted quite a few players from less notable conferences throughout the remainder of the dra...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  8. Rice getting in shape? Be warned, rookie

    Mike Sando

    A willing mentor needs a willing student. San Francisco 49ers legend Jerry Rice has apparently found a match in 49ers rookie A.J. Jenkins. Jenkins, the 49ers' first-round choice from Illinois, is already paying his proper respects to Rice, as r...

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  9. Around the NFC West: Floyd vs. Quick

    Mike Sando

    The disparate ratings teams place on NFL draft prospects can lead to surprises, as when the Seattle Seahawks made defensive end Bruce Irvin the 15th overall choice this year. The receiver rankings were particularly interesting this time. The on...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  10. First impressions: 2012 Rams draft

    Mike Sando

    First impressions on the St. Louis Rams' performance in the 2012 NFL draft: What I liked: The Rams added 10 players, including a league-high six among the first 96 selections. More than any team, they were in position to get quantity and quality, ...

    Blog | April 29, 2012
  11. Around the NFC West: 49ers beat Rams?

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams enter the second round of the 2012 NFL draft with the 33rd, 39th and 45th overall choices. They're in prime position to help themselves at wide receiver, in other words. But they won't be upgrading with a certain receiver fro...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  12. Bruce Irvin and a wild night in NFC West

    Mike Sando

    RENTON, Wash. -- There were no bold strikes up the draft board for NFC West teams Thursday night. There was resignation among those hoping the St. Louis Rams would emerge with a No. 1 wide receiver for quarterback Sam Bradford. The Rams traded dow...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  13. Cardinals: Picking Floyd shakes up West

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals' decision to make Notre Dame receiver Michael Floyd the 13th overall choice has implications throughout the NFC West. For one, it gives quarterbacks Kevin Kolb and John Skelton another physically impressive weapon opposite La...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  14. Brockers helps Rams' defense, not their QB

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams watched the Jacksonville Jaguars and Arizona Cardinals snatch up wide receivers in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft. That left the Rams to address another need when they selected LSU defensive tackle Michael Brockers with t...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  15. Rams are moving backward to get ahead

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams have been headed in reverse for a decade or so. Their plan for moving forward involved moving backward repeatedly during the 2012 NFL draft. The Rams, having already set up their long-term future by moving back four spots to ...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  16. If you can't own the Rams, beat 'em to WR

    Mike Sando

    Shahid Khan appeared close to purchasing the St. Louis Rams, only to have minority owner Stan Kroenke exercise his option to become majority owner. Khan, who purchased the Jacksonville Jaguars instead, wants to trade ahead of the Rams for a shot a...

    Blog | April 26, 2012