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  1. Around the NFC West: Leinart's chances

    Mike Sando

    Darren Urban of azcardinals.com points to one indicator suggesting Matt Leinart should succeed as the Cardinals' starting quarterback. Urban: "The idea? If a guy scored at least a 26 on the infamous Wonderlic exam at the combine, had at least 27 c...

    Blog | July 09, 2010
  2. Final 2013 preseason QB snap counts

    Mike Sando

    Six projected starting quarterbacks played in their teams' final exhibition games of the 2013 preseason. The Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson and the San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick were two of them, and both led touchdown drives before exiting...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  3. Updated: 2013 preseason QB snap counts

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams have played their most important snaps of the 2013 exhibition season now that every team has played at least three games. This becomes a good time to check out how many snaps each projected starting quarterback has played. The players li...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  4. Three things revisited: Chargers-Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    Looking back on three things discussed here before the Arizona Cardinals' third exhibition game of the 2013 preseason, a 24-7 defeat at home against the San Diego Chargers on Saturday night: 1. Whisenhunt homecoming. Former Cardinals coac...

    Blog | August 25, 2013
  5. Too few snaps? A look at QB playing time

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick has played fewer preseason snaps than any projected starting quarterback except for the still-idled Robert Griffin III. Big deal? Not necessarily. Injuries, game circumstances, position battles and othe...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  6. 2013 Jaws QB ranking: West against best

    Mike Sando

    ESPN's Ron Jaworski recently gave Aaron Rodgers the edge over Peyton Manning for the top spot in his 2013 rankings for NFL starting quarterbacks. With an eye toward the NFC West, we consider how quarterbacks from this division fared during the 201...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  7. What the Cardinals are up against in search

    Mike Sando

    While the Arizona Cardinals and four other NFL teams continue to pursue head coaching candidates, I've put together a look at what the candidates might see when considering their options. Arizona caught a break, it appeared, when one of their cand...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  8. QBR ranks: Canton calls on this showing

    Mike Sando

    Teams with the higher Total QBR scores posted a 16-0 record in Week 15. That's not what made this week perfect for using the ESPN metric to more fully evaluate quarterback play in the NFC West, however. This was a perfect week because three quarte...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  9. Early signs point to Alex Smith starting

    Mike Sando

    Starting 16 consecutive games in one season can be tough enough for NFL quarterbacks. Stacking multiple 16-start seasons atop one another requires durability and, of course, the ability to hold the job on merit. Alex Smith Starts by Season ...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  10. 49ers should read this item without delay

    Mike Sando

    Seth from Pennsylvania asked during the most recent chat whether the San Francisco 49ers were committing an inordinate number of penalties for delay. 2012 Delay of Game Penalties by Week Rank Team 1-3 4-8 Total 1 SEA 4...

    Blog | November 03, 2012
  11. Russell Wilson's next challenge: 3rd quarter

    Mike Sando

    Wilson: Total QBR by Quarter, Weeks 1-8 Qtr. Total QBR NFL Rank 1st 84.6 4th 2nd 61.0 18th 3rd 11.0 31st 4th/OT 52.7 18th All 53.0 20th Source: ESPN Stats & Information ...

    Blog | November 01, 2012
  12. Interception rates since 49ers' streak began

    Mike Sando

    NFL quarterbacks play in different systems with different coaches under different circumstances. Some are going to suffer additional turnovers for reasons beyond their control. Alex Smith would know this better than most quarterbacks after chan...

    Blog | September 15, 2012
  13. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Peyton Manning stands right where he did one year ago: a cautious 10th on our MVP Watch list to open the regular season. This time, we know he's going to play. We just aren't sure how well. The four-time MVP is back. But is he really back? "...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  14. 710ESPN audio: One way to measure QBs

    Mike Sando

    The Mosaic Modern Fusion Restaurant in St. Louis' Labert International Airport served as a radio studio Thursday. The guys at 710ESPN Seattle found me there for our latest NFC West discussion. They've posted the audio and I'm happy to say we co...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  15. Four fantasy nuggets, from Fitz to Lynch

    Mike Sando

    Four quick notes, one per NFC West team, from KC Joyner's newly published 2012 fantasy guide: St. Louis Rams: Steven Jackson can still make the most of good blocking. Jackson averaged 8.7 yards per carry, second only to Reggie Bush, when the Rams...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  16. Mailbag: Worst to first a towering order

    Mike Sando

    Jeff from St. Louis asks whether the St. Louis Rams have a decent shot at going from worst to first in the division. "I know the 49ers have expectations this year," he wrote, "but it seems in our division it changes year to year. I'm a die-hard f...

    Blog | June 26, 2012