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  1. Around the NFC West: Change in the air

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: Aug. 20, 2013 Arizona Cardinals McManaman: RB Ellington 'fantastic' Boivin: Hat tip to ex-coach Whisenhunt Somers: RB Williams endangered, etc Urban: Errors, pressure on RB, Taylor Weinfuss...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  2. How quarterbacks fared under pressure

    Mike Sando

    First-year starters filled four of the top five spots in Total QBR while under pressure last season. Two of them, Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick, call the NFC West home. With Pro Football Focus singling out the division's current passers f...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  3. GM: 'Don't be scared to get what you want'

    Mike Sando

    For three years, the St. Louis Rams lacked sufficient offensive weapons to properly support and evaluate prized quarterback Sam Bradford. They drafted Tavon Austin eighth overall Thursday night to change the dynamic. The pressure isn't necessar...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  4. Revisiting Flynn implications by scenario

    Mike Sando

    A few things to consider amid an increase in trade chatter regarding Seattle Seahawks backup quarterback Matt Flynn: Little pressure: The Seattle Seahawks can afford to keep Flynn on their roster from a salary-cap standpoint. However, somewhat un...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  5. 49ers arrive: SB 'not a pressure situation'

    Mike Sando

    Leave it to second-year San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to provide wisdom and perspective following his team's arrival in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII. "Pressure comes from a lack of preparation," Kaepernick told reporters dur...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  6. Kaepernick appears ready for the pressure

    Mike Sando

    The Baltimore Ravens' defense was relentless in pressuring San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith when the teams faced one another during the 2011 season. 5+ Pass-Rushers Since Week 11 Unit BAL D SF O Games 10 9 ...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  7. Best QB under pressure: Wilson or RG III?

    Mike Sando

    The Washington Redskins and Seattle Seahawks posted a 13-1 combined record from Week 10 forward this season. 2012 QBs When Pressured: Weeks 10-17 QB Griffin Wilson Comp. 3 18 Att. 19 38 Pct. 15.8 47.4...

    Blog | January 05, 2013
  8. Who cleans up when Rams send pressure

    Mike Sando

    The item Friday on the St. Louis Rams' blitz tendencies showed how many sacks the team has collected by the number of pass-rushers deployed. This followup shows which players collected those sacks. Rookie first-round pick Michael Brockers is on...

    Blog | December 29, 2012
  9. Around the NFC West: 2011 draft's impact

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: Dec. 12, 2012 Arizona Cardinals Somers: Myth vs. reality Bickley: Pressure on Michael Bidwill St. Louis Rams Strauss: Reason to believe in Rams Thomas: Finishing on D, Rams chat Wa...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  10. Added pressure? Perhaps not for young QB

    Mike Sando

    New Orleans' change from Gregg Williams to Steve Spagnuolo as defensive coordinator changes how the San Francisco 49ers are approaching their playoff rematch with the Saints in Week 12. Williams was known for blitzing frequently and significantly ...

    Blog | November 24, 2012
  11. How Bears might defend Colin Kaepernick

    Mike Sando

    The Chicago Bears haven't been much of a blitzing team in recent seasons. They tend to send four or fewer pass rushers about 75 percent of the time. I'll be interested in seeing how frequently they send added pressure against San Francis...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  12. Pressure points: How protection held up

    Mike Sando

    The Minnesota Vikings sacked Arizona Cardinals quarterback John Skelton seven times Sunday. They did so without committing additional resources to their pass rush. In fact, the Vikings were the only NFL team in Week 7 to send four or fewer pass-ru...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  13. NFC West: Injury situations that matter

    Mike Sando

    Arizona: Beanie Wells' turf-toe injury will sideline him until at least Nov. 25, putting pressure on second-year pro Ryan Williams to remain healthy. The team re-signed Alfonso Smith for depth, but Williams, LaRod Stephens-Howling and William Powell ...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  14. How offenses fared against base defenses

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers left tackle Joe Staley disparaged efforts from the Detroit Lions' defensive line Sunday night. Staley claimed the Lions got only "cheap" pressures on the quarterback. That comment made me wonder whether NFC West teams were g...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  15. 101ESPN St. Louis audio: Miklasz Show

    Mike Sando

    Sam Bradford was very good Sunday in Detroit when the Lions failed to pressure him. The St. Louis Rams' third-year quarterback completed 17 of 23 passes (73.9 percent) for 198 yards in these ideal situations. Bradford took three sacks and faile...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  16. Bringing the house: Week 1 pressure stats

    Mike Sando

    Ray Horton, upon being hired in 2011 as the Arizona Cardinals' defensive coordinator, promised to blitz on the team's first play under his watch. His aggressive mentality revealed itself Sunday in the Cardinals' 20-16 victory over the Seattle Seah...

    Blog | September 11, 2012