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  1. NFL's Coach of the Year contenders

    Mike Sando

    Seventeen NFL franchises have changed head coaches since the 2010 season. Those fired coaches were earning millions per year, of course. It was their lower-paid assistants who were most vulnerable to the churn. Some didn't have long-term contracts or...

    Blog | November 30, 2013
  2. Around the NFC West: Hurry up already?

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: Jan. 16, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Somers: QB situation costs Cards Urban: Bevell in mix for Cards St. Louis Rams Thomas: Not so fast on Rob Ryan San Francisco 49ers Maiocco: 49ers...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  3. Wrap-up: Falcons 23, Cardinals 19

    Mike Sando

    Thoughts on the Arizona Cardinals' 23-19 defeat to the Atlanta Falcons in the Georgia Dome on Sunday: What it means: The Cardinals have now lost six consecutive games following a 4-0 start. This game was a bit like their season. Arizona started qu...

    Blog | November 18, 2012
  4. You called it: Fearless predictions (Week 18)

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals' record fourth overtime victory of the 2011 season vaulted NINERS4Ever66 onto the "You Called It" Wall of Fame as the regular season closed. Nice work, '66. 2008-11 You Called It Repeat Winners Rank Winner Ws ...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  5. When a coach needs to draft a quarterback

    Mike Sando

    Colleague Kevin Seifert showed some daring by sending TCU quarterback Andy Dalton to the Minnesota Vikings at No. 12 in a recent mock draft. He wasn't arguing for Dalton's value so much as saying the Vikings' need for a quarterback might ...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  6. Mailbag: Smart approach to free agency

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Mario from Seattle writes: Are the Seahawks going to have the cap room to go after Albert Haynesworth, Julius Peppers or Terrell Suggs in free agency this year? We definitely need D-line help and any of those three wou...

    Blog | January 03, 2009
  7. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 1: Alex Smith's play must speak for him. San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Singletary expects his quarterback to take a significant step forward this season, not only in his play but in how he commands the offense...

    Blog | September 10, 2010
  8. Podcast: Mike Singletary on Cards, etc.

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Singletary offers thoughts on rookie hazing, quarterback Alex Smith, the Arizona Cardinals without Kurt Warner and the possibility of an 18-game regular season during his visit Tuesday with ESPN's Colin Cowherd. Sin...

    Blog | July 27, 2010
  9. Mailbag: NFC West breakout player

    Mike Sando

    Phillip from Altadena, Calif., writes: Mike, I'm a bit confused here (confused, not offended.) In most articles I've read, you seem to be rather reticent to give Alex Smith much props. At best, you seem to say that he has a much better chance to do w...

    Blog | July 12, 2010
  10. Sounding off: NFC West on the airwaves

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando The latest in our periodic spin around the NFC West radio dials ... Cardinals XTRA910: Running back Tim Hightower. XTRA910: Former defensive end Antonio Smith. Arizona Cardinals Underground. Seahawks ...

    Blog | August 27, 2009
  11. Numbers games: Cardinals roster in perspective

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando The Cardinals have gotten dramatically younger at running back this offseason. Edgerrin James and Terrelle Smith are gone, leaving Tim Hightower and Dan Kreider as the only current Cardinals running backs with star...

    Blog | August 17, 2009
  12. NFC West draft analysis

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando The St. Louis Rams had just selected Baylor offensive tackle Jason Smith with the second pick in the 2009 NFL draft when the Seattle Seahawks, picking fourth, placed an anxious call to the team picking third. ...

    Blog | April 26, 2009
  13. Mailbag: Seahawks' options beyond Crabtree

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Adam from Sherman Oaks, Calif., writes: Hey Mike, A couple questions rolled together here. With Crabtree now needing surgery and Andre Smith possibly opening up his character issues even further by going AWOL at th...

    Blog | February 21, 2009
  14. Hall of Famer: Cardinals rookie could be 'great'

    Mike Sando

    Kevin Terrell/Getty Images Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie held up against Steve Smith last week and could face another test Sunday in Philadelphia's DeSean Jackson. Posted by's Mike Sando...

    Blog | January 15, 2009
  15. Smith caught in 49ers' conflicted priorities

    Mike Sando

    Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images Former No. 1 pick Alex Smith has just 19 touchdowns in three seasons. Posted by's Mike Sando SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- This was not what the San Francisco 49ers envisioned when they made Alex Sm...

    Blog | August 20, 2008