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  1. Can Watkins, Green elevate their QBs?

    Mike Sando

    The Buffalo Bills succinctly explained why they paid so much for the chance to draft Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins two weeks ago. "This game is about making plays and surrounding our quarterback with playmakers," general manager Doug Whaley said....

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  2. Offseason grades for every NFL team

    Mike Sando

    The 2014 NFL draft is finished and free agency has pretty much run its course. Rosters aren't quite set for training camp, but they're close enough to hand out letter grades for front offices based on offseason work completed to this point. Bill P...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  3. Free-agency grades for all 32 teams

    Mike Sando

    The first two weeks of the NFL free-agent signing period featured multiple trades, high-profile cuts, a notorious failed physical examination in Oakland and battles over players between heated rivals. Rosters changed quickly as 405 unrestricted free ...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  4. 2013's biggest game-changers

    Mike Sando

    The Green Bay Packers needed 8 yards for a first down and roughly 20 to get comfortably into range for the go-ahead field goal try with a playoff berth on the line at Chicago on Sunday. What they got instead was one of the more memorable plays in tea...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  5. Packers can win despite potential losses

    Mike Sando

    During a key third-and-6 play at Baltimore in Week 6, Green Bay Packers rookie Eddie Lacy missed his block in blitz pickup. As a result, quarterback Aaron Rodgers had to improvise, and fast. Rodgers escaped a collapsing pocket and ran for 12 yards. I...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  6. Around the NFC West: Revis on schedules

    Mike Sando

    Good morning, NFC West. We're down to three days before the 2013 NFL draft, but the veteran trade market has proved more compelling this offseason, in my view. Percy Harvin, Anquan Boldin and Carson Palmer were key additions here in the NFC West. ...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  7. Ex-Soviet leader no threat to draft secrets

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams routinely fly their new draft choices to team headquarters for news conferences and initial meetings with team brass. The Arizona Cardinals' upcoming flight plans include escorting former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev from Phoenix to N...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  8. Deion Branch and the price of receivers

    Mike Sando

    Deion Branch suspected the Seattle Seahawks might release him last season. The team's general manager at the time, Tim Ruskell, repeatedly assured Branch that the organization had no such plans. Ruskell wasn't lying. The Seahawks held onto Branch,...

    Blog | October 13, 2010
  9. Power rankings revisited: Week 17

    Mike Sando

    The Cowboys' performance against the Eagles should erase any doubt about their standing for 2009. Dallas, ranked ninth entering Week 17, made its case as a top-five team, and I would expect ESPN.com's NFL Power Rankings, scheduled for publication ...

    Blog | January 04, 2010
  10. Big plays: Cards last in division, NFL

    Mike Sando

    Striking fearThe only NFL team with Kurt Warner, Larry Fitzgerald, Anquan Boldin, Steve Breaston, Beanie Wells and Tim Hightower is also the only team with fewer than 15 big plays on offense this season (defined by passes covering at least 30 yards a...

    Blog | December 22, 2009
  11. Cardinals made erratic run through AFC East

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham The difference between a winner and a loser rarely looks as blatant as it did Dec. 21 in Foxborough, Mass. The Arizona Cardinals had a better chance dodging the falling snow than they did disastrous plays against t...

    Blog | January 23, 2009
  12. Audibles: NFC West Week 16 preview

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Arizona Cardinals (8-6) at New England Patriots (9-5), 1 p.m. ET Kurt Warner has repeatedly lamented the difficulties associated with throwing the ball too frequently. He went further following the Week 15 defeat to...

    Blog | December 19, 2008
  13. Audibles: NFC West Week 14 preview

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando St. Louis Rams (2-10) at Arizona Cardinals (7-5), 4:15 p.m. ET The bar keeps getting lower in Arizona's continuing efforts to claim its first division title since 1975, when the Cardinals called St. Louis home and the...

    Blog | December 05, 2008
  14. Cardinals must prove they can finish

    Mike Sando

    Andy Lyons/Getty Images If coach Ken Whisenhunt can keep his team playing aggressively but disciplined, the Cardinals should be able to maintain their winning ways. Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando The Arizona Cardinals brought ...

    Blog | November 09, 2008
  15. Boldin situation triggers blame game

    Mike Sando

    Chris McGrath/Getty Images Wide receiver Anquan Boldin was injured last Sunday in a game in which the outcome was not in question. Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando The blame game began before the football game ended. Anquan Bold...

    Blog | October 01, 2008
  16. Thoughts on the Boldin hit

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando AP Photo/Mel Evans Arizona wide receiver Anquan Boldin was carted off the field after a head-to-head hit at the end of Sunday's 56-35 loss to the New York Jets. Watching and re-watching the hits ...

    Blog | September 28, 2008