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  1. Is pressure 'ruining' Teddy Bridgewater? Probably not

    Ben Goessling

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- In the recent annals of performances by rookie quarterbacks, the number of times Teddy Bridgewater's been taken to the ground has been startling. The Minnesota Vikings rookie quarterback has been sacked 15 times in just fou...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  2. Raiders, Seahawks share Super kinship?

    Paul Gutierrez

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- A Super Bowl between the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers might have been just too much for the Oakland Raiders and their fans to bear. A title game between one of the Raiders' most bitter rivals from the Mile High City an...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  3. Draft rewind: Seahawks' five-year recap

    Mike Sando

    A look at the NFC West's best and worst from the past five NFL drafts, one team at a time. Seattle Seahawks Best choice: Russell Wilson, QB, 2012 third round. Wilson went from springtime curiosity to surprise opening-day starter to Pro Bowl qua...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  4. Around the NFC West: One QB job open

    Mike Sando

    Russell Wilson's ascension into the Seattle Seahawks' lineup leaves one NFL team without a starting quarterback for 2012. Your Arizona Cardinals are that team. John Skelton or Kevin Kolb? Coach Ken Whisenhunt figures to name his Week 1 starter ...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  5. Around the NFC West: Largent to Fitzgerald

    Mike Sando

    The NFC lost in the Pro Bowl by a 59-41 count Sunday despite three touchdown receptions by Larry Fitzgerald. Consider it a sign of the times. Thirty-three years earlier, Seattle's Steve Largent tied what was then a Pro Bowl record with five cat...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  6. LuckWatch: Seahawks' QB maneuvering

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks' handling of the quarterback situation this season has produced quite a bit of confusion. When in doubt, follow the money. Signing Tarvaris Jackson to a contract averaging $4 million a year -- less than what the team is pay...

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  7. What history expects from Alex Smith

    Mike Sando

    Alex Smith's candidacy as the San Francisco 49ers' starting quarterback heading into 2011 sent me searching for some context. The charts show some initial findings. The first one shows quarterbacks since 1970 who met the following criteria, as ...

    Blog | June 14, 2011
  8. A free game of quarterback roulette

    Mike Sando

    Two notes while on the subject of quarterbacks and when teams select them: Teams drafted quarterbacks first overall 14 times in the last 24 drafts. The list: Sam Bradford (2010), Matthew Stafford (2009), JaMarcus Russell (2007), Alex Smith (2005)...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  9. Drafting No. 2 is not always easy

    Bill Williamson

    There wasn't a debate in the Carolina Panthers' draft room in 2002. The Panthers' brain trust was certain it had identified the player who best fit their needs. All they had to do was wait to see what direction the one team in front of them would ...

    Blog | April 01, 2011
  10. Kiper: Good luck with rookie QB starting

    Mike Sando

    With as many as three NFC West teams seeking quarterbacks this offseason, I joined Mel Kiper Jr.'s media conference call Wednesday with added interest. One point Mel drove home hard: We tend to have unrealistic expectations for rookie quarterbacks...

    Blog | January 26, 2011
  11. Realistic expectations for Sam Bradford

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams need not look far to see what can happen when an overmatched NFL team mishandles a quarterback drafted first overall. The division-rival San Francisco 49ers are still trying to recoup their investment in 2005 first overall choic...

    Blog | May 19, 2010
  12. Second attempt at QBs don't always work

    Bill Williamson

    ESPN's Mel Kiper currently has the Oakland Raiders taking Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen at No.8. It would be a major move for an organization that just three years ago drafted JaMarcus Russell with the No. 1 overall pick. I took a look at ...

    Blog | April 09, 2010
  13. Stats And Trends: Inside The Numbers

    Mavericks 109, Nuggets 93 SAVING THE BEST FOR LAST: The Dallas Mavericks traded for Caron Butler and Brendan Haywood during the NBA All-Star break and have been one of the best teams in the NBA since. During that stretch, they've won 13 straight g...

    Blog | March 30, 2010
  14. Around the NFC West: Spagnuolo era ramps up

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Nick Wagoner of says Steve Spagnuolo is anxious for the Rams' to open their first minicamp under his leadership. They'll get going at 6:30 a.m. Thursday. Spagnuolo: "I was telling some...

    Blog | April 02, 2009
  15. The rarity of the Cutler saga

    Bill Williamson

    Byron Hetzler/US Presswire Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler has formally asked Denver to trade him. Posted by's Bill Williamson A large part of the intrigue of the Jay Cutler fiasco is that...

    Blog | March 20, 2009
  16. Back to school for 10 in NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Ten current NFC West players qualified to attend elite business schools this offseason as part of an initiative through the NFL and the NFL Players Association. A few retired players are also participating. The wor...

    Blog | February 17, 2009