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  1. Mailbag: Sam Bradford and Eli Manning

    Mike Sando

    Via the NFC West mailbag, Ryan from Montreal sees parallels between Eli Manning and Sam Bradford through their first three seasons. Both quarterbacks were drafted No. 1 overall in their classes. Both endured criticism during some rocky stretches. ...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  2. 101ESPN St. Louis audio: Youth movement

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams entered their first season under coach Jeff Fisher with a starting lineup averaging 26.7 years old. That was eight months ago. At least eight of the starting spots figure to change over this offseason. The new starters are almost i...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  3. Takes two to trade, but ammunition there

    Mike Sando

    Kevin from Los Angeles suggests the San Francisco 49ers could "easily" use their NFL-high 14 draft choices this year to leverage higher-round picks in future drafts. "It seems like a team desperate for bodies this year would gladly give up future ...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  4. 2013 UFA counts for NFC West teams

    Mike Sando

    The NFL has released its official list of restricted and unrestricted free agents. The chart breaks down the UFA counts by team in the NFC West. A quick look at the lists, which include a couple players who have already reached agreement on new...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  5. 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
  6. 49ers present Rams with different challenge

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams' defense could not stop the Green Bay Packers or New England Patriots from flourishing on third down. Those teams converted 16 of 27 chances in recent victories over St. Louis. Early downs could present the biggest challenge ...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  7. 2012 Rams defensive snaps: Weeks 1-5

    Mike Sando

    A periodic look at which players are playing and when, starting with the St. Louis Rams' defense: 2012 St. Louis Rams Defense: Snap Counts Rank Player Pos. 1 2 3 4 5 Total 1 James Laurinaitis MLB 69 63 72 63 ...

    Blog | October 13, 2012
  8. 2012 pre-camp analysis: Rams 'D'

    Mike Sando

    Our two-day look at NFC West rosters continues with projections for the St. Louis Rams' defense and special teams. Defensive linemen (13) Average number kept since 2003: 8.8 Safest bets: Chris Long, Michael Brockers, Kendall Langford, Robert...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  9. Why the Rams need help at outside LB

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams have been hurting at outside linebacker for some time. One obvious reason: The team hasn't used higher than a seventh-round choice for an outside linebacker since using a 2006 third-rounder for Jon Alston, who played three games...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  10. Mailbag: QB competition under review

    Mike Sando

    Andy from St. Louis senses unjustified surprise over the unsettled nature of the Seattle Seahawks' quarterback competition through mandatory minicamps. "Shouldn't that have been expected?" he asks. "Two of the QBs in the race are career backups (M...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  11. McIntosh and the Rams' new LB outlook

    Mike Sando

    In a perfect world, the St. Louis Rams would address all their needs through the draft. The team might yet pull it off over the next couple offseasons, thanks to the bounty of picks the Rams collected from trading the second overall choice in 2012...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  12. Around the NFC West: Banks and the 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Brian Banks will have the West Coast nearly covered when his NFL tryout tour takes him to the San Francisco 49ers next week. The free-agent linebacker already worked out for the Seattle Seahawks and San Diego Chargers, in addition to the Kansas Ci...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  13. Around the NFC West: The pressure's on

    Mike Sando

    St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn finished his rookie season with five sacks. Two other NFC West teams had a rookie with more (Aldon Smith 14, Sam Acho seven). It's not that Quinn disappointed as a first-round choice, but the Rams expec...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  14. Sizing up NFC West coaching staffs

    Mike Sando

    A few notes on NFC West coaching staffs after the St. Louis Rams announced theirs for 2012 in a news release Tuesday: The Rams are not listing suspended defensive coordinator Gregg Williams on their staff. They did not mention him in the news rel...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  15. Around the NFC West: Lobbying Peyton

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks picked up a 2002 fifth-round choice, used for Rocky Bernard, from Indianapolis in a trade that sent backup quarterback Brock Huard to the Colts. Imagine if they got Peyton Manning in return, too, albeit a decade later. Huar...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  16. Bernard, Rolle seek Super Bowl redemption

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The 2005 Seattle Seahawks just missed the cut when Jamison Hensley and I ranked our 10 best Super Bowl losers. Not that making such a list would provide consolation. Rocky Bernard collected a career-high 8.5 sacks with that Seattle...

    Blog | February 01, 2012