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  1. Kicking numbers with Jay Feely on alert

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals have signed former Miami Dolphins kicker Dan Carpenter after coach Bruce Arians used the word "unacceptable" to describe the 30-yard try Jay Feely missed during the team's most recent exhibition game. Feely connected from 22,...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  2. Young quality over quantity at receiver

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams list nine wide receivers on their 90-man roster. That is the lowest figure in the NFL and three below the league average. The overall number isn't most important to the Rams right now. For the first time in recent memory, they h...

    Blog | July 13, 2013
  3. 101ESPN St. Louis audio: Cardinals' OL

    Mike Sando

    After some initial discussion regarding Russell Wilson, my weekly "Fast Lane" discussion on 101ESPN St. Louis turned to the Arizona Cardinals' offensive line. 2012 OL by Number of Starts Made Starts 16 10-15 1-9 Starters ST...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  4. Target rich: Harvin, Crabtree, Amendola

    Mike Sando

    We spent some time Saturday looking at receiver Michael Crabtree's value to quarterback Colin Kaepernick when the San Francisco 49ers faced third down last season. The idea was pretty simple. We took the number of times the 49ers targeted Crabtree...

    Blog | May 27, 2013
  5. Go-to guy: Crabtree by the numbers

    Mike Sando

    A few notes from ESPN Stats & Information's Jason Vida regarding Michael Crabtree after the San Francisco 49ers receiver -- Crabtree, not Vida -- underwent surgery to repair a torn Achilles' tendon: Go-to guy: 49ers quarterback Colin Kaeperni...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  6. Which team 'leads' in rookie starts since '10

    Mike Sando

    Kent Somers' piece about NFL rookies combining to start more games than in the past caught my attention Friday. I wanted to know how many games NFC West players have started as rookies in recent seasons. I wanted to break down the numbers by team ...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  7. Around the NFC West: Strength in numbers

    Mike Sando

    Reports from the Arizona Cardinals' organized team activities point to an expanded coaching staff as one difference from the recent past. Around the NFC West: May 15, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Somers: Arians' fingerprints, lineups...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  8. Assessing trades in the 2013 NFL draft

    Mike Sando

    Steve Drake from Sports + Numbers has put together a terrific tool for evaluating trades NFL teams make using draft choices for the 2013 and 2014 drafts. Check it out. This calculator allows users to evaluate trades using the traditional draft-...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  9. Closer look at Kam Chancellor's contract

    Mike Sando

    Kam Chancellor's new deal with the Seattle Seahawks should keep him with the team through 2015 at least. That is my initial read after taking a look at the detailed numbers published Wednesday by Rotoworld (see the "view contract details" link). ...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  10. Which picks should get second contracts

    Mike Sando

    Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor recently became the fourth 2010 NFC West draft choice to sign a second contract with his original team. The number of choices a team signs to second contracts can help evaluate overall draft success, especial...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  11. #bloggermock won't be exercise in futility

    Mike Sando

    NFL players will never have to press a 45-pound bar loaded with four 45-pound plates off their chests during a game. They will never have to execute during games any number of the training exercises that help prepare their bodies for NFL life. Tha...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  12. What numbers say about 2013 draft needs

    Mike Sando

    The term "draft needs" usually carries a qualitative component. Teams with weak offensive lines obviously have needs at the position, for example. Sometimes it's helpful to consider quantitative elements as well. Roster Counts on April 22, ...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  13. A look at Jake Long's contract with Rams

    Mike Sando

    The numbers for Jake Long's new contract with the St. Louis Rams are on file with the NFL and NFL Players Association, allowing for verification of particulars. A few things to know: General terms: This is a four-year, $34 million deal with an...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  14. Inside the numbers on 49ers' Phil Dawson

    Mike Sando

    Phil Dawson's contract agreement with the San Francisco 49ers, announced by Dawson via Twitter, gives the team a veteran kicker to replace David Akers. Dawson has made 14 of 15 tries from 50-plus yards over the past two seasons. He has made 13 of ...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  15. Danny Amendola's price and Rams' tradeoff

    Mike Sando

    The numbers for Danny Amendola's new contract with the New England Patriots have come into clearer focus. It's still tough to know what keeping Amendola off the market would have cost the St. Louis Rams had the team pushed for a long-term contract...

    Blog | March 16, 2013
  16. Reggie Bush? A run through some numbers

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals' plan for upgrading at running back could include the Miami Dolphins' Reggie Bush, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent Tuesday. That is the word from Mike Garafolo of USA Today. New coach Bruce Arians spe...

    Blog | March 09, 2013