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  1. 710ESPN Seattle audio: Perceived risks

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams appear to take significant risks pretty regularly, but the more we know about the teams' thinking, the less risky some of the moves tend to appear. That has certainly been the case regarding some of the seemingly unconventional personnel...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  2. Eight in the Box: Biggest questions

    Mike Sando

    The major question facing each team in the NFC West as summer break looms: Arizona Cardinals: What form will the defense take? Todd Bowles is the new coordinator after taking over for Ray Horton. Bowles said from the beginning he would only "tweak...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  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. Around the NFC West: 49ers own Cards?

    Mike Sando

    The NFC West rivalry between the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers hasn't been much of a rivalry lately. The Cardinals last defeated the 49ers on Nov. 10, 2008. That was 1,124 days ago. Darren Urban of azcardinals.com says the Cardinals...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  5. Mailbag: If the Rams held top pick in draft

    Mike Sando

    In one month's time, we've gone from discussing the St. Louis Rams' playoff prospects to how they might handle the first pick in the 2012 NFL draft. The chances suddenly appear very real. The Rams are 0-4 heading into their bye week. Their top rec...

    Blog | October 08, 2011
  6. 2011 NFL age ranks: Calling all graybeards

    Mike Sando

    A few thoughts on NFC West rosters after calculating age ranks for NFL teams based on the rosters I maintain: The chart ranks teams from oldest to youngest, excluding special-teams players who can sometimes play into their 40s. The first column s...

    Blog | August 25, 2011
  7. 2011 UFA market: NFC West scorecard

    Mike Sando

    With training camps winding down, I've found time to update rosters and put together team-by-team reference material for unrestricted free agency. The names below match official NFL counts. These are for players with at least four accrued NFL s...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  8. Bidwill, Cardinals feeling the momentum

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers are taking opposite approaches to free agency and the trading period this offseason. Arizona keeps adding players, from quarterback Kevin Kolb to guard Daryn Colledge to tight end Todd Heap and others....

    Blog | August 02, 2011
  9. Gamesmanship? Rice, Goldson and Kolb

    Mike Sando

    A few thoughts while wrapping up a frenetic but ultimately unsatisfying first day to the NFL free-agent negotiating period: ESPN's Adam Schefter caught my attention Tuesday night with a tweet regarding Minnesota Vikings receiver Sidney Rice and S...

    Blog | July 27, 2011
  10. Jay Feely's provocative question about race

    Mike Sando

    Arizona Cardinals kicker Jay Feely became a consistent voice for players during the NFL lockout. He veered into trickier waters Tuesday with a provocative question via Twitter: Jay Feely (jayfeely) on Twitter via kwoutPalmer is refusing to repo...

    Blog | July 26, 2011
  11. NFC West free-agency breakdown

    Mike Sando

    A look at the free-agent priorities for each NFC West team: Arizona Cardinals 1. Sign or acquire a quarterback: You've heard all the potential names by now. Kevin Kolb, Kyle Orton, Carson Palmer, Marc Bulger and Matt Hasselbeck all could be av...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  12. To dream: NFC West free agency primer

    Mike Sando

    It is possible, even likely, that the NFL and its players will continue their staring contest through the 2011 draft -- even with a ruling from U.S. District Judge Susan Nelson. The appeals process could take weeks or longer, during which time it'...

    Blog | April 06, 2011
  13. NFC West players, alumni lead labor charge

    Mike Sando

    Lately, it's tough following the NFL labor dispute without hearing from players linked to current NFC West franchises. Receiver Sean Morey, formerly of the Arizona Cardinals and briefly the Seattle Seahawks, is on the attack after the league propo...

    Blog | March 18, 2011
  14. Age before beauty in the NFC West

    Mike Sando

    The NFL draft provides teams an opportunity to get younger. Invariably, older players wind up playing extensively when injuries strike and/or some of those youngsters prove not quite ready for the big leagues. In Arizona last season, 36-year-ol...

    Blog | March 08, 2011
  15. NFC West age-old questions: Defense

    Mike Sando

    OK, following up the previous item, let's take a look at NFC West defensive age ranks based on the rosters I updated and made available Saturday morning. The chart shows where NFC West defensive players rank by position and overall, oldest to youn...

    Blog | January 22, 2011
  16. NFC West roided-out rosters: Updated

    Mike Sando

    Shawn asks via Facebook: Do you still utilize those legendary roster spreadsheets? If so, what would it take to get one for the Hawks to help navigate the off-season transactions? Mike Sando: Thanks for nudging me on these, Shawn. I just needed to...

    Blog | January 22, 2011