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  1. NFL - Anonymous league insiders rank 32 starting quarterbacks int...

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando has 26 anonymous NFL coaches, GMs and evaluators grade every starting quarterback by tier, producing a 1-32 ranking.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2014
  2. Austin Collie and the 49ers' WR depth

    Mike Sando

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Michael Crabtree caught 85 passes for 1,105 yards and nine touchdowns with the San Francisco 49ers last season. Before that, his three-year career totals lined up with those for a player the 49ers signed amid injury concerns Fr...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  3. Power Rankings: How the voters voted

    Mike Sando

    The New England Patriots have tightened their grip on the No. 2 spot in ESPN.com's NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 1. They even secured a No. 1 ranking on one ballot as perceptions hardened that New England, not so much Philadelphia, posed th...

    Blog | September 06, 2011
  4. QBR: Bradford, Smith and the division

    Mike Sando

    Unsettled quarterback situations elsewhere in the NFC West made the St. Louis Rams a logical early favorite to win the division in 2011. The Rams had the very promising Sam Bradford, after all, while the rest of the West was going through quarterb...

    Blog | August 02, 2011
  5. How to identify NFL's best quarterbacks

    Mike Sando

    The late Don Smith never claimed his passer-rating formula was perfect. Quite the opposite, in fact. "Some people call it a quarterback rating system, but that really is not what it is," Smith told me during a 2002 interview. "It's simply a pas...

    Blog | August 01, 2011
  6. Stakes rise for Rams' Steve Spagnuolo

    Mike Sando

    The recent item regarding NFC West head coaches got me thinking about which ones will face the most pressure during the 2011 season. SpagnuoloI'd point to the St. Louis Rams' Steve Spagnuolo as the leader in this department. The Rams improved f...

    Blog | March 07, 2011
  7. Sam Bradford, master of the hard count?

    Mike Sando

    One of the biggest St. Louis Rams fans I know raised the possibility nearly a month ago. The San Francisco 49ers had held on for a 23-20 overtime victory over the Rams despite having five players commit six penalties for offside or encroachment. W...

    Blog | December 10, 2010
  8. Challenges heightened for Rivers, Smith

    Mike Sando

    The play clock ticks a little louder for Philip Rivers and Alex Smith. The NFL quarterbacks run offenses with prodigious terminology, making it tougher for them to call plays before incurring penalties for delay. The challenges are heightened duri...

    Blog | September 26, 2010
  9. Interconference matchups: NFC West/AFC South

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando The road to respect for the NFC West runs through an interconference schedule featuring games against the AFC South. Interconference Matchups A rundown of seven observations on each division...

    Blog | July 17, 2009
  10. Mailbag: Emerging players in the NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Rudy from Chicago writes: Sando! For each of the 4 divisional teams, which little-known players do you think are poised to have big seasons? We all have ideas as to how the big stars will play, but what about the u...

    Blog | April 03, 2009
  11. Not how the Cardinals drew it up

    Mike Sando

    Getty Images The Cardinals' offseason is not going as planned. First, they lose offensive coordinator Todd Haley (left) to the Chiefs. Then receiver Anquan Boldin (middle) demanded to be traded. Unti...

    Blog | March 04, 2009
  12. Pool of quality QBs extremely shallow

    Mike Sando

    If every team could have a Peyton Manning or Tom Brady-type quarterback, there would be no complaints. But with an expanding league and lack of proven free agents, the pool of quality quarterbacks is shrinking, writes Mike Sando.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2008
  13. Flag these guys down when there's a penalty on the play

    Mike Sando

    Who are the most penalized players in the NFL? With the help of ESPN researchers, Mike Sando starts naming names of the players who fill the laundry baskets -- and even some of those who don't.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2007