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  1. ESPN loading up NFC West coverage

    Mike Sando

    The latest NFL programming note from ESPN stood out for its heavy dosage of NFC West coverage: "Sunday NFL Countdown" features Trent Dilfer's look at the "different paths" Vernon Davis and Mike Singletary have taken since Singletary sent Davis to...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  2. Hoge: Lack of confidence hurting Kolb

    Mike Sando

    ESPN's Merril Hoge cites a lack of confidence for Kevin Kolb's inability to beat out John Skelton in the Arizona Cardinals' quarterback race. Confidence appears innate for some. In this case, Kolb has had a tough time adjusting to the Cardinal...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  3. Jaws' QB Countdown: Sam Bradford

    Mike Sando

    A year ago, when the San Francisco 49ers were approaching training camp, ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer told me he suspected Alex Smith would be the best quarterback in the NFC West for 2011. The thought caught me a bit off-guard. Sam Bradford seemed t...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  4. NFL Future Power Rankings: West won?

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' NFC West rivals might as well start working on their divisional concession speeches. That is because the 49ers, after one good season, suddenly tower over the Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams by just ...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  5. Around the NFC West: Cardinals' hierarchy

    Mike Sando

    Figuring out who makes the personnel decisions for the Arizona Cardinals isn't easy. More than any team in the NFC West, the Cardinals seem to take a group approach involving general manager Rod Graves, coach Ken Whisenhunt, president Michael Bidw...

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  6. Coaching hot seats in April? A few thoughts

    Mike Sando

    Exhale, NFC West head coaches. ESPN's Trent Dilfer, Mel Kiper Jr. and Chris Mortensen did not mention your names in the video above when discussing which coaches face the most pressure in 2012. I'll do the honors for them, ranking NFC West coac...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  7. New unis: Wrapping up the NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Tying up loose ends on a Tuesday that began with the NFL and Nike unveiling new uniforms for the 2012 season: Paul Lukas' column affirms that Seattle was the only team to completely redesign its uniforms. But he notes that pants for the San Franc...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  8. Reflections on Kolb's first Cardinals season

    Mike Sando

    Kevin Kolb will emerge from the 2011 NFL season with an incomplete grade, whether or not he plays for the Arizona Cardinals in their Week 17 game against Seattle. The reviews have been mostly negative. Kolb was the starter when the Cardinals were ...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  9. Around the NFC West: 49ers' huge stakes

    Mike Sando

    Week 16 brought great clarity to the NFL playoff situation in the NFC West. The Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals are out. The San Francisco 49ers are strong favorites to emerge as the second seed in the NFC. They can no longer challenge for ...

    Blog | December 26, 2011
  10. Around the NFC West: 49ers' QB play fine

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals were once seen as likely NFC West favorites this season, largely because their quarterback situations appeared to be improving. The subject came up when I ran across Trent Dilfer at 49ers training camp. He ...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  11. What we learned from 49ers, NFC West

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The frustration Alex Smith expressed for the San Francisco 49ers' offensive skill players was genuine and appropriate Sunday. Most of them were just OK. Some, including Smith, struggled through one of their least satisfying perfor...

    Blog | November 20, 2011
  12. 48 NFC West starters since Manning debut

    Mike Sando

    Cool note from ESPN Stats & Information: First-year San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is the last quarterback other than Peyton Manning to start a regular-season game for the Indianapolis Colts. That will change when Kerry Collins replace...

    Blog | September 08, 2011
  13. An excuse to watch Barkley's golf swing

    Mike Sando

    The NFC West's dominance extends beyond fighter jets, croc files, athlete award eligibility, currency collection and retractable playing surfaces. A look through the celebrity golf leaderboard from Lake Tahoe, Nev., shows Ken Whisenhunt, Jerry Ric...

    Blog | July 18, 2011
  14. Video: Cardinals on the clock

    Mike Sando

    ESPN's Mike Tirico, Trent Dilfer, Chris Mortensen and Mel Kiper Jr. turned their attention to the Arizona Cardinals in their latest draft preview. Among the subjects they discussed: The impact Kurt Warner's retirement had in exposing weaknesse...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  15. Cam Newton and huge NFC West offseason

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams landed Sam Bradford atop the 2010 NFL draft and it was arguably the most significant move in the NFL last offseason. Three NFC West quarterbacks need franchise quarterbacks this offseason. Two of them, the Arizona Cardinals and ...

    Blog | February 10, 2011
  16. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 8: Too early to sit down Hall. Kurt Warner generously said he saw a little of himself in new Arizona Cardinals quarterback Max Hall. That was before Hall played in a game. Hall hasn't led a touchdown drive in a...

    Blog | October 29, 2010