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  1. Fresh talent for long-forgotten veterans

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams earned praise around here for maneuvering their way around the 2013 draft. Both teams entered the draft with considerable capital -- enough to facilitate significant trades up and down the order. The A...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  2. Around the NFC West: Party like it's not '09

    Mike Sando

    Making it this deep into the week without discussing the 2009 NFL draft qualifies as an upset under the circumstances. That was the year St. Louis used the second overall choice for tackle Jason Smith, Seattle selected linebacker Aaron Curry over ...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  3. 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
  4. 2012 Kiper mock 4.0: Assessing the options

    Mike Sando

    Torry Holt got the timing right for his retirement news conference Wednesday at St. Louis Rams headquarters. The Rams' seven-time Pro Bowler offered a formal goodbye while NFC West teams searched for receivers with comparable skill. The latest ...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  5. Official: 2012 NFL draft order

    Mike Sando

    The NFL has released its official seven-round draft order. I've continued my annual tradition of making available the full order in an Excel file that lets you make sense of the information. More to come. In the meantime, I've made available ch...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  6. 2012 NFC West draft primer, Take One

    Mike Sando

    Welcome to the 2012 NFL season. The games are not yet here, of course, but most teams have long since shifted their mindsets forward. Tuesday brought a first look at free agency for NFC West teams. Now comes a first look at the draft, to be revisi...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  7. Revisiting NFC West projections for 2011

    Mike Sando

    Nearly five months have passed since I set team-by-team expectations for the NFC West based on what I'd seen at training camps. The San Francisco 49ers outperformed expectations. The St. Louis Rams fell far short. The Arizona Cardinals and Seattle...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  8. Closer look at Seahawks' improved defense

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals have improved dramatically on defense over the past couple months. We've discussed some of the potential reasons. The Seattle Seahawks were better than the Cardinals on defense early in the season, but they have still made si...

    Blog | December 23, 2011
  9. Around the NFC West: Fourth-round bounty

    Mike Sando

    The fourth round of the 2011 NFL draft has been kind to the NFC West. Kendall Hunter scored a touchdown during the San Francisco 49ers' five-point victory over Cincinnati, and again during a seven-point victory over the New York Giants. Another...

    Blog | December 16, 2011
  10. Chat wrap: If the Seahawks could re-draft

    Mike Sando

    The NFC West has not yet been won, but it's trending toward the San Francisco 49ers enough for offseason questions to proliferate during the latest chat. Niners fans are already asking about which players the team should re-sign, while other teams...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  11. Updated: NFC West roided-out rosters

    Mike Sando

    The freshly updated NFC West roided-out rosters feature a lineup change no one could have envisioned just two years ago. Moving rookie K.J. Wright into the Seattle Seahawks' starting lineup over Aaron Curry leaves NFC West teams with six of their ...

    Blog | September 25, 2011
  12. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 3: Larry Fitzgerald road show resumes. The Arizona Cardinals' Pro Bowl receiver caught a combined 23 passes for 251 yards in road games against Seattle over the 2008 and 2009 seasons. His production at the form...

    Blog | September 23, 2011
  13. Seahawks' starters in NFC West context

    Mike Sando

    Teams relying on players coming off injuries and others who are unproven head into the 2011 NFL season with fewer returning starters. The Seattle Seahawks are one of those teams. Four projected Seattle starters -- Kam Chancellor, Leroy Hill, Jo...

    Blog | August 27, 2011
  14. Dream Team: Lessons in NFC West, beyond

    Mike Sando

    To the weary, our Dream Team project smells like an attempt to mask the NFL lockout's foul odor with cologne we wouldn't consider wearing during less malodorous times. Go ahead and inhale. I've opened a window and sniffed out greater meaning from ...

    Blog | July 12, 2011
  15. Yuck? Hey, this class could've been worse

    Mike Sando

    The NFC West held three of the first 10 picks in the 2009 NFL draft. All three project as starters for the 2011 season, but none appears headed for Pro Bowl status -- yet. I've brought the Arizona Cardinals' Beanie Wells, chosen 26th overall th...

    Blog | June 08, 2011
  16. NFC West re-draft pain after Willis, Breaston

    Mike Sando

    Michael from Seattle asked whether I noticed that the Seahawks had ranked last among NFL teams in Rick Reilly's recent re-drafting of the 2006, 2007 and 2008 first rounds, with cornerback Kelly Jennings going 210 spots later. Mike Sando: Not only ...

    Blog | May 16, 2011