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  1. 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
  2. Ranking potential coaching openings

    Mike Sando

    Mike Shanahan coached two Super Bowl winners in Denver before taking the Washington Redskins to the playoffs last season. Quarterback Robert Griffin III challenged Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson for NFL rookie honors. It should be nearly impossibl...

    Blog | December 21, 2013
  3. Has Wilson claimed young QB crown?

    Mike Sando

    Robert Griffin III, Colin Kaepernick, Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson alternated turns in the NFL's young quarterback spotlight last season. Griffin set the rookie record for passer rating. Kaepernick set playoff records on his way to the Super Bowl. ...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  4. Tom Brady's 'deep' issues

    Mike Sando

    Tom Brady's winning touchdown pass to undrafted rookie Kenbrell Thompkins gave the New England Patriots something to celebrate in Week 6. Not only had the quarterback connected with one of his new targets, but the Patriots had also improved their rec...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  5. Packers can win despite potential losses

    Mike Sando

    During a key third-and-6 play at Baltimore in Week 6, Green Bay Packers rookie Eddie Lacy missed his block in blitz pickup. As a result, quarterback Aaron Rodgers had to improvise, and fast. Rodgers escaped a collapsing pocket and ran for 12 yards. I...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  6. Around the NFC West: West not dominant?

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: Aug. 16, 2013 Arizona Cardinals McManaman: Winston's impact, rookies Somers: Washington's suspension Urban: NFC West, Potter's weight, CB Weinfuss: Stanton as the backup QB St. Louis Rams ...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  7. Russell Wilson and changing perceptions

    Mike Sando

    Russell Wilson frequently faced questions about his relative lack of height last season. He changed the subject during a successful rookie season as the Seattle Seahawks' starting quarterback, posting an 11-5 record while matching Peyton Manning's ro...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  8. Roster snapshot as rookie camps approach

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams are filling out their rosters toward the 90-player limit as rookie minicamps approach Friday. 2013 NFC West Roster Counts (May 9) Team SEA SF ARI STL QB 4 4 4 3 RB 7 9 6 7 WR 13 ...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  9. On Wilson's No. 3 finish in rookie voting

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- The Seattle Seahawks would have been thrilled before the 2012 season if someone had told them quarterback Russell Wilson would finish third in offensive rookie of the year balloting. They had reason to expect better after Wilson arg...

    Blog | February 02, 2013
  10. Final Word: Seahawks at Falcons

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about the Seattle Seahawks' divisional playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday at the Georgia Dome: Banking on Wilson: Rookie quarterback Russell Wilson has 11 total touchdowns (eight passing, three rushing) ag...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  11. Inside Slant: Playoff teams bold moves

    Mike Sando

    Six of the eight remaining playoff teams made bold, unconventional moves on their way to the postseason. Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson provide proof right here in the NFC West. Wilson, the Seattle Seahawks' rookie quarterback, faces in the NFC ...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  12. Jaws: Kaepernick gives 49ers Super edge

    Mike Sando

    ESPN's Ron Jaworski is back with his latest rankings of NFL quarterbacks. He puts Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck just ahead of Russell Wilson among rookies. He's got Sam Bradford quite a bit lower, with a chance to go higher with a stronger supp...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  13. Updated look at Luck, Wilson and RG III

    Mike Sando

    2012 Rookie QB Watch QB Griffin Wilson Luck W-L 9-6 11-5 11-5 Comp. 258 252 339 Att. 393 393 627 Pct. 65.6 64.1 54.1 Yards 3,200 3,118 4,374 YPA 8.1 7.9 7.0 Pa...

    Blog | January 01, 2013
  14. Quick Take: Seahawks at Redskins

    Mike Sando

    Five things to know about next Sunday's Seattle Seahawks-Washington Redskins wild-card playoff game at FedEx Field: 1. Rookie QB battle. Seattle's Russell Wilson and Washington's Robert Griffin III are leading candidates for offensive rookie of th...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  15. What makes Seahawks tough out in playoffs

    Mike Sando

    SEATTLE -- Russell Wilson could have pulled up and thrown a touchdown pass to break Peyton Manning's single-season rookie record Sunday. Tight end Zach Miller was open. Instead, the Seattle Seahawks' rookie quarterback decided to run the ball a...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  16. NFC West wrap: All-division team

    Mike Sando

    Five things to know, and my 2012 all-division team: Division MVP: Russell Wilson. Raise your hand if you thought the Seattle Seahawks rookie would become the best quarterback in the NFC West and the No. 1 reason Seattle would challenge for the NFC...

    Blog | December 27, 2012