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  1. Graves' hiring points to personnel overlaps

    Mike Sando

    We hear quite a bit about NFL coaching trees. Personnel trees can be important, too, as like-minded former associates compete for the same players. Implications for the latter came to mind Monday when the New York Jets announced Rod Graves' hiring...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  2. Tucker on Steve Keim: 'I love this hire'

    Mike Sando

    Just wanted to pass along these thoughts from ESPN's Ross Tucker regarding the Arizona Cardinals' promotion of Steve Keim to general manager: "I love this hire. Steve Keim is a Pa. guy. He is a football guy. Played O-line at N.C. State. He's just al...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  3. A few thoughts on Keim as Cardinals GM

    Mike Sando

    Steve Keim appears in line to become the Arizona Cardinals' next general manager, succeeding Rod Graves. That is the word from Albert Breer and Kent Somers. Good luck evaluating the job Keim has done since hiring on with the Cardinals in 1999. ...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  4. Inside Slant: Ranking coaching vacancies

    Mike Sando

    Andy Reid's emergence as a head coaching candidate for the Arizona Cardinals has driven much of the conversation around here recently. Kevin Seifert and I assessed the Cardinals' coaching vacancy and all the others from a candidate's perspective d...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  5. NFC West Stock Watch

    Mike Sando

    Falling 1. Cardinals leadership. Coach Ken Whisenhunt and general manager Rod Graves lost their jobs following Arizona's second 5-11 season in the past three years. Their inability to upgrade the quarterback position was the No. 1 reason for their...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  6. Around the NFC West: Ringing in new year

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: Jan. 1, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Boivin: Change good, QBs key Somers: What Cardinals offer McLellan: Overhauls nothing new McManaman: Cards' players react Bickley: Cards made right moves ...

    Blog | January 01, 2013
  7. Statements from Whisenhunt, Graves

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals have released the following statements from former coach Ken Whisenhunt and former general manager Rod Graves: Whisenhunt "Coaching the Cardinals has been an incredible and rewarding experience and I will always be gratefu...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  8. Whisenhunt, Graves are out: What's next?

    Mike Sando

    Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt and general manager Rod Graves bet their jobs on the Kevin Kolb acquisition in 2011. They lost them in spectacular fashion. Their firings Monday set a new course for the organization. There is simply no d...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  9. Around the NFC West: Change in Arizona

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: Dec. 26, 2012 Arizona Cardinals Somers: Rewind, decisions loom McManaman: Hoyer likely starter Weinfuss: Wells' future clouded Urban: Home-grown Cards trio St. Louis Rams Strauss: ...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  10. NFC West trade acquisition scorecard

    Mike Sando

    Marshawn Lynch had quite possibly run his course in Buffalo. The production he has sustained since Seattle acquired him probably exceeds what the Bills would have gotten from him. That makes it tough to criticize the Bills too harshly for making a...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  11. Around the NFC West: Close watch on WRs

    Mike Sando

    NFC West wide receivers stood out for various reasons as training camps continued Monday. Some of the San Francisco 49ers' wideouts stood out in a literal sense, meaning they stood off to the side with injuries while their teammates practiced. Two...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  12. Around the NFC West: Arizona power play?

    Mike Sando

    Front-office dynamics can be tricky as NFL coaches, personnel people and administrative types exert power in various ways. Power plays can result when one person feels threatened by another. Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic suggests that hap...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  13. Look who's feeling the heat during OTAs

    Mike Sando

    Shamzk2 asked earlier Monday whether this was the most pointless item ever. "No, not the most pointless," I assured him. "I'm saving the most pointless one for later, when things slow down. Right now it's really hopping in the division." How lo...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  14. Around the NFC West: Cardinals' hierarchy

    Mike Sando

    Figuring out who makes the personnel decisions for the Arizona Cardinals isn't easy. More than any team in the NFC West, the Cardinals seem to take a group approach involving general manager Rod Graves, coach Ken Whisenhunt, president Michael Bidw...

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  15. Why Cardinals should have a feel for Pats

    Mike Sando

    Jason Licht's return to the Arizona Cardinals as player personnel director should be good for the team and for the man he's replacing. Licht, last with Arizona as a personnel assistant in 2008, has worked extensively for the Philadelphia Eagles an...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  16. Cards: Please pass the tackle (no reaching)

    Mike Sando

    The joke from Arizona Cardinals general manager Rod Graves was that his team, without a second-round choice and having passed on Riley Reiff in the first round, would consider taking the Iowa tackle in the third. Graves knew Reiff would be long go...

    Blog | April 27, 2012