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  1. Camp Confidential: Arizona Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Carson Palmer's relationship with his new head coach, Bruce Arians, is unlike any the Arizona Cardinals quarterback has experienced in 10 NFL seasons or even in college under Pete Carroll at USC -- except for a nine-start period in...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  2. Rules put one West rookie at disadvantage

    Mike Sando

    College graduation dates can affect whether a rookie draft choice participates in his team's offseason program, and to what extent. Beanie Wells (2009) and Isaiah Pead (2012) are two higher-profile examples from the NFC West. Rules prevented both ...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  3. Around the NFC West: Offseason programs

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: April 16, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Somers: When college players visit Urban: FA adds, bigger staff, on field McManaman: Mocking Fisher to Cards St. Louis Rams Thomas: Saffold among those p...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  4. Around the NFC West: Combine's timing

    Mike Sando

    The NFL scouting combine has traditionally served another purpose beyond evaluating college prospects. For years, team executives and agents have used the event as a springboard into free agency. That might not be the case to the same extent this ...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  5. Around the NFC West: Pre-draft visitors

    Mike Sando

    We've reached the point where college prospects make pre-draft visits to NFL teams and analysts try to figure out what it all means. Teams visit with players they hope to select. Teams also visit with players they're unlikely to select. Sometimes ...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  6. Weekend wrap: Tillman, Gore, camps, more

    Mike Sando

    Wrapping up what reports suggest will be the final locked out weekend in the NFL this summer: Current NFC West franchises can claim ties to seven of the 16 players enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame this weekend. The seven: Pat Tillma...

    Blog | July 17, 2011
  7. Video: Wells makes case against NCAA

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals' Beanie Wells joined ESPN's First Take to expand upon comments he made via Twitter following Jim Tressel's resignation as Ohio State coach. Wells gives his former college coach a pass regarding the scandal that led to Tressel...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  8. 49ers make statement with Aldon Smith

    Mike Sando

    RENTON, Wash. -- First the Arizona Cardinals and then the San Francisco 49ers made bold statements regarding the 2011 college quarterback class, and Missouri's Blaine Gabbert in particular. SmithDespite obvious, glaring, insert-your-adjective need...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  9. A very quick peek at Cardinals' draft board

    Mike Sando

    Five things I noticed when watching the Arizona Cardinals' latest offseason video production, which focuses on the 2011 NFL draft: The team was proud of the fact that "all five picks from non-Division I-A colleges from 2007 to 2009 were starters"...

    Blog | April 26, 2011
  10. Leinart: USC sanctions don't affect past

    Mike Sando

    Pete Carroll isn't the only NFC West inhabitant defending USC's honor following NCAA sanctions against the football program. Like Carroll, the former USC coach in his first season with the Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leina...

    Blog | July 16, 2010
  11. Pete Carroll channeling Ken Whisenhunt

    Mike Sando

    Pete Carroll has spent his first six months as Seattle Seahawks coach stressing competition above all else. With a new book to promote and a reputation to defend following NCAA sanctions targeting USC, Carroll has taken his message on the road, in...

    Blog | July 13, 2010
  12. Mailbag: Cardinals fans share their stories

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Johnny from Phoenix writes: Hey Sando, I'm a 22 year-old college student. Since relocating to Phoenix eight years ago, my family has become wholeheartedly devoted to the Cardinals. We're certainly not the o...

    Blog | January 21, 2009