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  1. Offseason optimism or legitimate hope?

    Mike Sando

    NFL offseasons are all about hope for the future. Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is already a glass-half-full guy anyway, so there's a chance he was overly optimistic Wednesday in suggesting the team's top pass-rusher could be available for the ...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  2. Curious case of Cardinals TE Todd Heap

    Mike Sando

    Back on Sept. 24, eight days after the Arizona Cardinals' Todd Heap suffered a knee injury at New England, coach Ken Whisenhunt sounded optimistic about the veteran tight end returning right away. "I know that Todd was really close last week and i...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  3. Sando's best guesses: Week 3 predictions

    Mike Sando

    A 4-0 record for NFC West teams in Week 2 nearly matched up with my seemingly optimistic predictions. The Arizona Cardinals' victory at New England came as the lone revelation here in the land of conquering heroes. Having picked against the Cardin...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  4. The latest on Rams' Sam Bradford

    Mike Sando

    Chris Mortensen says the St. Louis Rams are "optimistic" quarterback Sam Bradford can return from a high-ankle sprain Sunday. The Rams listed Bradford as questionable on their Friday injury report. Bradford has not played in 21 days. High-ankle sp...

    Blog | November 06, 2011
  5. Pete Carroll optimistic on trade for lineman

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks sent only a seventh-round draft choice to Philadelphia for veteran offensive lineman Stacy Andrews. AndrewsThe price was low, but the trade still qualified as a short-term disappointment when Andrews did not hold down a starti...

    Blog | March 27, 2011
  6. Seahawks optimistic on Deon Butler

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll offered an encouraging update Tuesday regarding badly injured receiver Deon Butler. "I saw Deon maybe two weeks ago and he is feeling terrific," Carroll said Tuesday at the NFL owners meeting. "He...

    Blog | March 22, 2011
  7. NFC West lineup: Bradford, Rice, Montana

    Mike Sando

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- The most optimistic NFC West blogger could not have scripted a better morning during Super Bowl week. Catching up with St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford had been the goal, and I was quite pleased to find him at ESPN's Su...

    Blog | February 03, 2011
  8. Mike Williams accountable, optimistic

    Mike Sando

    CHICAGO -- Wide receiver Mike Williams wasn't very good when the Seattle Seahawks needed his best Sunday. That's how Williams saw things, anyway. "Not my best outing, but only goin' up from here," Williams tweeted after dropping multiple passes...

    Blog | January 17, 2011
  9. Hasselbeck's return and the QB picture

    Mike Sando

    Head coaches have their own styles and phraseology. Sometimes it takes time to get a feel for what a coach is really saying. The optimistic, high-energy approach Pete Carroll brings to the job as Seattle Seahawks coach seems to influence his take ...

    Blog | November 10, 2010
  10. You called it: Fearless predictions (Week 4)

    Mike Sando

    The NFC West went 3-1 last week, but even the most optimistic forecasters struck out in the "You called it" contest for Week 3. Let's try this again. Use the comments section of this item to predict winners and scores for the following Week 4 g...

    Blog | September 30, 2010
  11. What to make of Seahawks' opener

    Mike Sando

    Raise your Seattle Seahawks pom-pom if you thought the team was going to put a 31-6 beatdown on the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1. The point: Only an optimistic Seattle fan could have seen it coming. Before the opener, I was hearing from fans who ...

    Blog | September 15, 2010
  12. Around the NFC West: Kroenke's bid

    Mike Sando

    Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says Rams owner Chip Rosenbloom expects NFL owners to vote on Stan Kroenke's bid during an Aug. 25 meeting. Rosenbloom: "We're optimistic that the transaction will be supported by the owners and the league....

    Blog | August 03, 2010
  13. Sam Bradford's deal puts Rams in clear

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams were optimistic about signing quarterback Sam Bradford in time for training camp. This negotiation was never very dramatic. That the sides agreed in time for Bradford to participate in the first full-squad practice Saturday stil...

    Blog | July 30, 2010
  14. Are the Rams really any better?

    Mike Sando

    Jesper from Denmark graced the NFC West mailbag with a position-by-position evaluation of the St. Louis Rams. He thinks the team has gotten worse at several positions. He also thinks I've been a little too optimistic in my assessments of the team's p...

    Blog | July 27, 2010
  15. Top offseason storyline in NFC West

    Mike Sando

    The primary offseason storyline in the NFC West is pretty simple. How far might the Cardinals fall without Kurt Warner? General manager Rod Graves and coach Ken Whisenhunt struck optimistic notes about their prospects for 2010 during a recent i...

    Blog | February 19, 2010
  16. Around the NFC West: Campbell optimistic

    Mike Sando

    Darren Urban of azcardinals.com says defensive end Calais Campbell expects to play Sunday despite undergoing surgery to repair an injured thumb. Urban: "When I asked if he planned to play, I got that look that said it may have been the dumbest questi...

    Blog | January 06, 2010