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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Key points as Arizona lands Carson Palmer

    Mike Sando

    What comes to mind after the Oakland Raiders and Arizona Cardinals agreed on a trade sending Carson Palmer to Arizona: The price: The Cardinals are sending a 2013 sixth-round pick (176th overall) and a 2014 seventh-rounder (conditional on Palmer ...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  5. Stunning achievement for Cards' defense

    Mike Sando

    The 2012 NFL season is not a total loss for the Arizona Cardinals. Their defense continues to force opposing quarterbacks into mistakes while holding them well below their usual performance levels. 2012 Total QBR by Opponent Defense...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  6. Seahawks rank where in third-down pass D?

    Mike Sando

    Matthew Stafford's third-down performance against the Seattle Seahawks was stellar Sunday. The flip side: Seattle's third-down defense was horrendous. Coach Pete Carroll pointed to the Lions' execution as a key difference. He compared this game...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  7. QBR ranks: Now we're talking, NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Every NFC West quarterback played well enough Sunday for his team to win under the circumstances. This is verifiable. Some of those aforementioned circumstances were a bit strange, to say the least. A 15-yard penalty against NFC West alum Jo...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  8. Four fantasy nuggets, from Fitz to Lynch

    Mike Sando

    Four quick notes, one per NFC West team, from KC Joyner's newly published 2012 fantasy guide: St. Louis Rams: Steven Jackson can still make the most of good blocking. Jackson averaged 8.7 yards per carry, second only to Reggie Bush, when the Rams...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Which quarterbacks command most respect

    Mike Sando

    Jesse Reynolds, an Arizona Cardinals fan deadlocked in a debate over quarterbacks, turned this way for a resolution. "I have searched everywhere but haven't been able to find the data that supports (or contradicts) my argument that the Cardinals w...

    Blog | July 20, 2011
  12. Second-round quarterback considerations

    Mike Sando

    The first round of the 2011 NFL draft was notable in the NFC West for the players teams did not select -- quarterbacks available when Arizona and San Francisco selected. The second round presents a second chance for the Cardinals, 49ers and Seattl...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  13. When a coach needs to draft a quarterback

    Mike Sando

    Colleague Kevin Seifert showed some daring by sending TCU quarterback Andy Dalton to the Minnesota Vikings at No. 12 in a recent ESPN.com mock draft. He wasn't arguing for Dalton's value so much as saying the Vikings' need for a quarterback might ...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  14. A plan for the Cardinals with fifth pick

    Mike Sando

    One of the hardest-core Arizona Cardinals fans I know ("Jeremy S.") occasionally sends detailed messages to me breaking down various aspects of the team. His latest plan goes like this: With no quarterback consensus in the draft this year, the fou...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  15. Wet weather and other Week 7 notes

    Mike Sando

    For the second time this season, weather forecasters are calling for a 100 percent chance of precipitation during a Seattle Seahawks game at Qwest Field. Rain wound up being overrated last time -- that is fairly typical for Seahawks home games, as...

    Blog | October 24, 2010
  16. Draft Watch: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Each week leading up to the NFL draft (April 22-24), the ESPN.com blog network will take a division-by-division look at key aspects of the draft. Today's topic: History in that spot. St. Louis Rams The Rams' decision at No. 1 will likely come d...

    Blog | March 31, 2010